Author: Cheryl King

Road-trip to New Adventures

What a “blast off” on my road trip to new adventures. Farewell lunches and dinners, being overwhelmed with so many beautiful gifts to treasure, lots of laughs and bantering cemented with memories to last a lifetime.  I was so outrageously spoilt by so many of my friends in Durban it made it even harder to leave. Did I really want to say farewell to the life I had made for myself in Durban?  Too late – I had sold my home, living with my friend Penny, all my worldly possessions packed in boxes and my new home in Somerset West was beckoning me.  It was time. Now to get to Cape Town there are many options.  Most choose the very boring highways and drive through the Karoo which is pure persecution. We decided to take the back roads. Durban to Queenstown – here we come Leaving Durban we drove through the beautiful green hills of Natal, tiny rural villages and towns. some of which I had only ever seen on a map. Have you ever been to Ugie, Elliot and Maclear? Well I’ve driven through them! Queenstown wasn’t that exciting, and neither was our accommodation.    There’s nothing to write about here unless moaning which no doubt you’ll not want to read. I’ll rather share a funny story with you!! Once we had settled in and got over the shock...

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Durban – Why I’m going to Miss You

Soon I’ll be moving down to Somerset West in the Cape after living in Durban for over 20 years. Although I’m excited to move, there’s a lot I’m going to miss. My Durban family and friends This, of course, tops the list.  I will miss my sister Ann and her family  They have always had an open door, and whenever I got sick of my own company I could always gate crash.   Meet Lexi on Instagram @lexi_rescuepup Left:  Ralph, Ann and Lexi (a rescue dog that was supposed to be a Jack Russell, but is more of a greyhound!!)...

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Adults face Decisions too

Decisions, decisions, decisions   Becoming an adult is the dumbest thing a person can do.  Yes, it’s fun – initially.  After all, you can now drive a car, drink alcohol, earn money, go to clubs – and NOBODY can stop you. You’re an adult. Found this good advice in Maboneng Precinct What are you going to do? But what a young adult doesn’t realize or think about at the tender age of 18 years, is that life as an adult now becomes all about “What are you going to do?” In a young adult’s last year of school, he/she...

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2018 My Year in Pictures

2018 Goodness, almost the end the year already.  It feels like just yesterday I shared with you my year in pictures for 2017. My proudest moment was when I became a grandmother!! My beautiful little grand-daughter Cloe’ Bell was born on 29 November.  What joy she has brought to the family.  Sadly, I have not yet met her, but the plan is to hold and cuddle her early next year. Below are some highlights from 2018.  It’s rather photo intensive, so keep strolling. Tick for my Bucket List For a long time, I wanted to visit the far north-eastern...

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Why Everyone Loves Greyton

Everyone who has visited Greyton will tell you they’re in love with this charming Overberg town.  One of the locals I met on a walk around the town asked me “So, have you bought a house yet?”  Tempting yes, thank goodness I was wearing my head that day and not my heart. Just recently we spent a family weekend in Greyton and I have now joined the long line of fans.  These are my reasons for loving Greyton Drive from Cape Town to Greyton Greyton is less than 2 hours from Cape Town.  Just before you reach Caledon you...

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