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Visiting Share-a-Pony elicits a range of happy feelings and memories. I began my riding days when I was 11 years old, eager to ride... and terrified of horses. I had been begging my parents for years to let me start riding, and the excitement when they finally said yes was overwhelming. The first pony I rode was a little skewbald Shetland pony named Blossom. I think just about everyone who has eve...
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Women's Retreat and FBI Chef School Cake Decorating Demo

Thoroughly spoiled by the team at Queens Casino and Butterscotch Events, we enjoyed an evening being wowed by the FBI Chef School and Patisserie Acadamy as they demonstrated the intricate art of cake decorating. Chef Nico and Chef Lesley are clearly professionals and kept us entertained throughout their presentation. We arrived to welcoming pink drinks with the option of "Naughty" or "Nice" - of ...
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And All That Jazz

We spent an  evening enchanted by the beautiful voice of Amy Larter at the Alexander Playhouse. Amy, originally from East London and an old-Hudsonian, now lives in Cape Town and is the voice of The Amy Larter Band. Her powerful voice and jazz pop style had the audience enthralled with her renditions of some popular favourites - What a Wonderful World, American Boy and Michael Bublé's Everything as...
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Horse Riding

After about two years out of the saddle, it was wonderful to get to ride again. Although not as brave as I was in my teenage riding years, I was excited. The farm where my sister stables her Arab mare, Gill, is home to some lovely Nooitegedacht ponies and I was given a lovely mare, named Secret, to ride. The three of us set out and I soon gained much confidence with Secret being the more calm a...
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East London Aquarium

The East London Aquarium is a pleasant visit for little children, and the low tanks make it easy for children in prams and wheelchairs to view the sea life without needing mom or dad to pick them up. Wheelchair accessible from a separate gated entrance, entrance and aquarium are easy to navigate. With a range of fish species, beautiful seahorses, lobster, turtles and starfish, opportunity abounds...
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Day 10 | Travelling through the Transkei

We left the farm at 7:30 and after putting petrol in the car it was 8:00 by the time we were on the road. With all the roadworks on the N2 it was a little challenging leaving East London. I took the East Coast road but the turnoff to the N2 before the Gonubie Farmers' Hall was closed and I had to turn around. Fortunately I remembered that the East Coast Resorts road winds up to the N2 instead of g...
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Day 9 | An Equestrian Yard, Game Viewing and My Old Playground

We spent our last day in East London with my sister, Emily, and her children, Kayla and Riley, at the equestrian yard where she keeps one of her horses, Savonnah. After watching her ride, we planned to walk down to the dam and picnic. However, as only things can be when it comes to me and cars, one of the grooms noticed that the underside of my car was hanging on the ground. Realising this was obv...
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East London Museum

A bit of rainy weather limited our choice of a promised outing for today, so we chose an old-time indoor favourite - the East London Museum, with Damian and cousins.Little Riley jumped out of the car on arrival to enlist the assistance of a carguard in unloading the heavy wheelchair. At R15 for me, and R5 each for the four children, R35 was not bad deal at all for an outing for five. The East Lond...
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