Best inflight magazine goes to …..South African Airways.

I’ve never had reason to blog about an inflight magazine before. Generally I flick through the flight offerings and dip into the odd article or two which take my fancy….. however Sawubona the inflight magazine for South African airways really held my interest on a flight from Heathrow to Jo’burg then onward to Blantyre. Well […]

Bills(restaurant) and bees.

  We have all read the recent articles about the concern for bees…. we therefore all know that we have much to lose if bees disappear from our gardens and the countryside … it was refreshing when I learned of Bills Restaurant‘s recent initiative promoting research about this insect  in collaboration with The Royal Botanical Society […]

What is so special about Jo’burg airport?

Unusual airport is O. R. Tambo International….. to give it its full name. Having spent a two hour and a five hour transit period there recently I feel I know it reasonably well. I’ll mention the one negative first which was unusual to find a lack of flight departure information. You more or less had to […]

Why Mount Mulanje is important to Malawi.

The Mountain is the third biggest in Africa and is something that the locals are very proud of and are very much aware of its significance to them. It provides for them financially and spiritually as well as being a magnificent back drop to their home. Mount Mulanje dominates the Mulanje district of South West […]

English Lavender in Hampshire.

There’s nothing quite as quintessentially English as the smell of lavender,  and for two weekends in July you too can close your eyes and breathe in that lovely relaxing aroma if you visit The Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm in Alton, Hampshire. You can in fact visit the site to buy plants from June until September […]

St Mary’s Hall~ Alton, Hampshire. England.

As soon as we crunched into the shingle drive we knew that we had chosen right. Joan our glorious landlady met us with a great smile and steaming cups of coffee whilst she settled us into Alton and our room for the night in The Tower at St Mary’s Hall. What makes a perfect bed and […]

The children of Mulanje, Malawi.

Often with no shoes on their feet but always with smiles on their faces the children of Mulanje welcome visitors from afar knowing that they might be bringing something with them that might enhance their lives whether it be time or much needed medical equipment, clothing or footballs. This is an area where many children […]