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

Wedding bells are gonna chime #1 – free time.

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My niece was getting married so I headed to Broadstairs a few days before the big day. With some time to myself I whiled away the hours with a walkabout along the coast. The day was misty and windy but a fab day for a coastal walk.  The area is really so pretty but […]

Chill out & catch up #2 – Mansions, mutts and meals!

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Sioux under General

  It was raining when I awoke, the house silent as the residents had headed off to work. After a totally lazy morning, I headed out once the rain stopped. My destination was Hampstead Heath and a large manor house in the area.  Hampstead Heath was first mentioned in history books as far back as […]

Chill out & catch up #1 – I love to go awanderin’

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My 3-week assignment was over, and it was time for a break again. I was in touch with an ex-boss from SA, and he had invited to spend some time at his north London home. We hadn’t seen each other for over 16 years, so had loads of catching up to do. His home […]

Chill out & catch up – as I head to bed #73!

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Sioux under Green Door

  Once my assignment was complete I headed for north London. One of my ex-bosses from JHB had moved to London some 4 years ago, and we have kept in touch, so with a few days to spare before heading to the east coast for my niece’s wedding, I took advantage of his invite to […]

New places, new faces, new fun #2 – walk about.

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Sioux under General

  A walk in a different direction on a different day took me to a park known as The Old Courthouse Recreation Grounds and is noted as one of Barnet’s ‘Premier Parks’. There are six free-to-play tennis courts, a bowling green with a pavilion, a children’s playground, a café and car park. It has formal […]

New places, new faces, new fun #1 – settling in & exploring.

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The area I was working in is called Chipping Barnet or High Barnet, a market town in built around a 12th-century settlement, and is one of the highest-lying urban settlements in London, with the town centre having an elevation of about 130m. In 1199, a charter was obtained from the king to establish a market at Barnet. Thus […]