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Atholl Brose- nectar of oats and whisky, sweetened with honey-A Scottish drink enjoyed all over the world , and especially at New Year

Atholl Brose–another New Year tradition which I enjoy,  this is truly a  Scottish brew….one I will create for New Years Eve at Chilo Gorge Lodge I soak oatmeal in water overnight and squeeze out the delicious milky extract…then local yummy honey goes … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock and Collards Recipe -Southern United States New Year tradition

To balance the Scottish Tradition of Atholl Brose that I am honouring in the previous blog,  here is a tasty New Year tradition in the United States- Black-Eyed Peas- a ‘Good Luck” tradition, and one I can fully vouch for, having spent a … Continue reading

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Hogmanay and elephants! Scottish roots of Auld Lang Syne and tradition reach worldwide- I have joined the World Wide Ceilidh –

Such fun, wonderful festive season feasts, elephants galore, rain  and happy guests…. this is the early morning view downriver from Room 5 at Chilo Gorge – a lone bull elephant crossing the Save River through gentle rain, in front of Mahenye … Continue reading

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The Pallet Wood Christmas Tree and the Art Studio re-invented…..

At last! After the house fire,  my Art studio (214 Brooke Drive in Borrowdale Brooke Estate) is repainted, the Living area rebuilt, and paintings are hanging again for viewing! The garden has recovered from the invasion of builders and  under Dad’s … Continue reading

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New Years Day, resolutions, and Crinum lilies…..

1st January 2014: New Years Day dawns grey, raining and cool. Night of the 31st we heard Clive’s BBC interview..brief but powerful comment on rhino losses and challenges we face… Zimbabwe policy on indigenisation of companies to be announced today…we … Continue reading

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