"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Soul food…..

Posted on April 30, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  Spending time in the bush is almost like a basic necessity for me and I’ve missed being in a game reserve of some sort. Due to limited time available, Pilansberg it was as its close by and is home to the Big 5.   We couldn’t get accommodation inside the park, so a B&B […]

Remembering the 96…..

Posted on April 24, 2016 by Sioux under General

  The SA LFC Gauteng Supporters Club meet at the Lodge and travel to the top of Spionkop in order to remember the 96 football fans that went to watch a football game on 15 April 1989…..and never got to go home. Over the road from the Lodge is the Spionkop Nature reserve and every […]

The hills are alive…..

Posted on April 16, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  Before heading home after Spionkop, we went for 2 days of total chill-out in the Drakensberg mountains. No cooking, no making beds, no stress and doing absolutely nothing. I look forward to 2 glorious days! After this trip, I will have slept in 27 different beds. Spanning 3 countries, I have had 27 very varied […]

JFT96 – YNWA

Posted on by Sioux under Green Door

  A home from home, and a place I have visited every year, bar 2, for the last 10 years is Spionkop Lodge near Winterton in Natal. The SA LFC Gauteng Supporters Club meet at the Lodge and travel to the top of Spionkop in order to remember the 96 football fans that went to […]

Home sweet home

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  And so comes to an end my first 4 1/2 months in the UK and I’m homeward bound. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time away but am looking forward to being home with family and friends again.   While in SA, I’ll be applying for a schengen visa and should I be successful, heading for […]

Waterway sundowners….

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Sioux under General

  There are loads of pubs and restaurants alongside the canals in the UK. And what a way to spend the evening, with good friends, watching the sunset, alongside the waterways. A fitting end to a fabulous time abroad. The waterways in the UK were originally used for transportation, but with the improvement of the […]

Holy day wanderings….

Posted on by Sioux under General

  A new tower was built in 1629 to replace a medieval one taken down in 1623 because it was “ruinous”; and contains a peal of ten bells. By the 1840s it was agreed that the church was not large enough to accommodate the growing local population (in 1847, it could seat about 600 people) […]

Easter Friday walkabout….

Posted on by Sioux under General

  On Easter Friday we went exploring, into a couple of towns near Uxbridge, and from there to a pub alongside the Cowley Lock. We visited a number of historic places, but a lot were closed as they only open during the holidays, but I got outdoor photos anyway.   First stop was the Manor […]

Day tripping….playtime….

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Sioux under General

  Enroute from Tottenham back to Uxbridge, I got off the Underground at the Westminster Tube Station and went walkabout in London, until the rain brought my exploring to a halt. I did however manage to stretch my legs a fair bit. As I walked up out of the tube station, I looked up …… […]

Day tripping….a visit to the ‘other’ side..

Posted on by Sioux under General

  From Uxbridge, I went into Tottenham to get a gift for a friend, who is a Hotspurs supporter. I didn’t wander about much, but did pass by an interesting piece of old Tottenham from the early days, while it was still a village of less than 3,000 inhabitants. The local people got their water […]





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