Archive | July, 2011

Snow in Southern Africa – for real this time!

Last December (when it was mid-summer here in the southern hemisphere), I wrote a post called It’s snowing in Africa. It wasn’t of course – it was just WordPress who created a snowing effect on our blog screens. I loved it so much, that I got a little carried away photo-shopping my header image (of […]

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Mystique theme: 3 interpretations

While I read and answered comments to the My quest for the ultimate WordPress theme post , I visited each person’s blog to see what theme they were using, and how they had implemented it. I saw a lot of excellent looking sites. So I have made a decision to feature any nice looking sites […]

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7 Links: A Peek Into My Archives

I do not usually formally accept blogging “awards” I get nominated for. Firstly, because I can’t think of anything remotely witty to write as an “acceptance speech”, but I also find it difficult to pass on the “honour”. However, I’m accepting this nomination from 2Summers (see her post here) because it is different.  I had […]

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The ultimate WordPress theme is out there – the quest continues . . .

Last week my post My quest for the ultimate WordPress Theme was Freshly Pressed. The response has been absolutely overwhelming. Thank you to all those who read my post, “liked” it, left comments and re-blogged or re-tweeted it. I read every comment and email I received, and hopefully have responded to you all. I also […]

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The Valley of Desolation

A guest post by Estie for Notes from Africa During the winter holidays, I was lucky enough to go to Graaff-Reinet, a historic town in the Eastern Cape. During my research before the trip, I heard about the Valley of Desolation. Surrounding the town is the Camdeboo National Park and you have to go into […]

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One Year

Today one year ago I started writing this blog. At times it feels like the year has gone by in a flash; at others it seems like I’ve been blogging forever. Looking back over all the posts, I still can’t believe I had so much to say! I’ve written before about what I get out […]

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The Bitter Aloe – Widespread and Adaptable

A guest post by Estie for Notes from Africa Last month in the post A drive to Hell and back there were some photographs of Aloe Ferox (Bitter Aloe) plants near the Swartberg Pass in the Southern Cape. Estie provides further information and photographs . . . Wildspread and adaptable The bitter Aloe can be […]

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Kalahari: Colours (via Notes from Africa | photoblog)

In August we are making another “pilgrimage” to the Kalahari. For those readers that missed the “Kalahari Series” the first time around, I will be re-blogging some of the posts from my Photoblog before we leave, so that you can get an idea of what it’s all about. This is the first of a series […]

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A response to “Hiking in the Buff”

I thought I would post this response I got from Wyrdsmyth to yesterday’s Hiking in the Buff post, as he lives in Germany and can therefore give a more balanced view on the topic. [And I’m not sure if everybody reads the comments] Wyrdsmyth writes: Germany Calling … I think it’s important to point out here […]

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Hiking in the buff

My brother recently shared this article with me. He lives in Germany and goes hiking – though as far as I know with his clothes on! After reading it, I thought I just had to share it with you all. So what am I talking about? A TIME magazine article called Hike Naked: Germany Opens […]

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