Category Archives: United kingdom

UK Platinum Pudding Competition in honour of the Queen won by Lemon and Amaretti Trifle!


I love eating cake but am not a Cake Baker by any means.

Yet my eye caught an article about the Pudding which won The Platinum Pudding Competition in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Competition was created by Fortnum & Mason especially for the Platinum Jubilee celebration.

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Lucky number seven for Restaurant JAN in Nice, in being awarded a Michelin one Star!


For the seventh year running, Restaurant JAN in Nice has been awarded one Michelin star. The restaurant owned by Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen is the first South African owned restaurant to achieve this international recognition.

More recently the Restaurant Interlude in West Sussex in the UK, owned by Benguela Cove in Hermanus owner Penny Streeter and headed up by Chef Jean Delport, has also gained a Michelin one star, for the third year running. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 6 January 2022


Thursday 6 January 2022, Day 98 of Level 1, birthday of Alex von Ulmenstein and Mullerie Taljaard 🌹🌹

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 27 C degree day, making Camps Bay very busy, with a very strong late afternoon South Easter, meaning it will be even warmer tomorrow; for a birthday call to my Alex, starting to plan his visit to Cape Town in 15 days ❤️; for preparing for my client meetings this afternoon; for a successful visit to the Civic Center, to renew my car license, but annoyed that one has to enter from the back of the building without any signage, and answer numerous questions just to be allowed in, for being able to jump the queue of persons who had waited for 90 minutes into the red Continue reading →

More UK travel good news as it lifts pre-departure Test requirement!


From 4h00 tomorrow morning the UK will no longer require a pre-departure Test for vaccinated passengers entering its country, as residents or as tourists, Self-isolation has also been scrapped, reports TravelWeekly. 

However, within 48 hours of arrival, travellers have to undergo a Lateral Flow Test, and a PCR Test if they Test positive, so that the variant can be determined,

Scotland and Northern Ireland have not yet announced their regulations.

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