Category Archives: 2018 – UK & South Africa

Bonnie, my sister, Randi, and I are spending 2 weeks in the UK visiting my son, Mike, and Jackie, our 2 grandsons, Oliver (2 yrs.) and Benjamin (3 months). We’re so looking forward to seeing our 2 granddaughters, Isabelle (12 yrs.) and Maddy (8 yrs.), who live in Cambridge . The last time we saw them was when they visited us in 2017.

The visit will start out by spending 4 nights at a country cottage, in Ninfield, in County Sussex. After that, we’ll spend 10 nights at a Homeaway house, in St. Neots, the town in which Mike and Jackie live and about a 1/2 hour bus ride to Cambridge.

After the 2 weeks, Randi will fly home, while Bonnie and I continue to South Africa. We will spend 1 week visiting with a good friend and former business colleague, Kevin Dennis, and his wife, Lesley, at their home in Franschhoek, a small town in the wine district outside Cape Town. We fly home on October 22nd.

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Day 22 & 23: October 22 & 23 – Franschhoek > Cape Town > Frankfurt > Toronto

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Our last day!! This morning, Bonnie, Lesley and I took one more walk into the village for some last minute photography along the streets, while the girls […]

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Day 21: October 21 – Stelenbosch > Franschhoek Valley

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them I was up at 6:30 this morning, the earliest I’ve been up since we arrived.  Kevin was up shortly after, so we went for a walk up […]

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Day 20: October 20 – Franschhoek Valley

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them On the agenda today is a stop at the weekly Franschhoek market, the annual rare plant sale at the Tokara Wine Estate, pick up the lamb and […]

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Day 19: October 19 – Franschhoek Valley Winery Tour

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them Today is winery tour day and its a nice day for it.  Blue sky, not too hot and what a great way to spend the day in […]

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Day 18: October 18 – Franschhoek > Cape Town

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We had an early start today – up at 7:30, breakfast and on the road to Cape Town at 9:00.  It was shaping up to be another […]

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Day 17: October 17 – Franschhoek

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them When Kevin and Lesley come to Franschhoek, they plan to make decorating changes to the house and catch up on maintenance.  They have several repeat guests stay […]

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Day 16: October 16 – Cape Town > Franschhoek

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We landed in Cape Town, South Africa, on schedule at 6:55, cleared Customs and collected our bags.  Our host for the week, Kevin Dennis was there to […]

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Day 15: October 15 – St. Neots > London Heathrow > Zurich > Cape Town

Not much to report today other than we caught our ride to Heathrow at 7:30 AM, arriving there at 10:00.   Randi was flying out at 12:05, so we got her checked in quickly at […]

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Day 14: October 14 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them We were up bright and early this morning.  We had planned to take the girls to Ely today, but with pouring rain, and the fact that our […]

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Day 13: October 13 – St. Neots

Pictures can be viewed larger….just click on them There was no sleeping in this morning.  We had a leisurely breakfast with the girls, kinda eating what and when we wanted. I made a Norwegian treat […]

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