Category Archive: Friends and Social

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – 11 June 2017


It was  a beautiful winter day in Johannesburg  with blue skies and sunshine. By arrangement with the Jeppe High School for Girls Principal, Ms Dina Goncalves, the Group visited the historical and renowned… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve (5K Walk; 11K and 13K Hikes) – 4 June 2017


It was a fantastic winter day in Johannesburg. Cold in the early morning 4C (39F) and it gradually warmed up to 22C (71.6F). Blue skies throughout – needless to state we all enjoyed… Continue reading

89-Year-Old Speeds to Finish Line, Walker and All


A combination of LeBron James and Steph Curry—that’s what 89-year-old Jane Ensign said she felt like as she crossed the finish line of a 1-mile race on Memorial Day. “Everybody was cheering for… Continue reading

12 Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Diet


12 Reasons to Love the Mediterranean Diet 1/13 1. Surprise! No Calorie Counting You won’t need a calculator for this meal plan. Instead of adding up numbers, you swap out bad fats for… Continue reading

Hiking Klipriviersberg Johannesburg – Sunday Hike and Lunch 7 May 2017


We had a beautiful day in Johannesburg yesterday and to think that I got grounded due to a bad cold… The 4 Hosts were down to 2 as Niren was also not able… Continue reading

Longevity Secrets of ‘Super Agers’: Life at 90 and Beyond


WebMD looks at characteristics that healthy 90 and 100-year-olds have in common. Super-Agers: Life at 90 and Beyond How can you attain a long, robust life? Researchers are studying the habits of 90-year-olds… Continue reading

Hiking Klipriviersberg Johannesburg – Sunday Hike and Lunch 2 April 2017


It was a glorious Autumn morning in Johannesburg: blue skies and a pleasant 19C (66F). The morning quickly warmed up and it was HOT by the time we completed the hike (30C –… Continue reading

Klipriviersberg Sunday Hike and Lunch at Thaba Eco Hotel


It was a pleasant, cool morning in Johannesburg and it soon warmed up. It got quite hot particularly towards the end of the hike. The nature reserve was lush and green. The ‘Friends… Continue reading

The Walter Sisulu Trail Walking and Sunday Brunch


The Walter Sisulu Trail Walking and Sunday Brunch at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Thanks to everyone who participated, to Hester for Hosting and to Annette Odendaal and Teresa for the fantastic photos.… Continue reading

Klipriviersberg Sunday Hike and Lunch at Thaba Eco Hotel – 5 Feb 2017


It was a cool and cloudy morning in Johannnesburg. There were 19 people in our initial group which was divided into the 11.5Km ‘fit’ group and the 13.5Km ‘super-fit’(?) group. There was no… Continue reading

Sunday Brunch and Coffee Club Bedfordview – 29 Jan 2017


Sunday the 29th Jan 2017 was a cool day in Johannesburg – ideal for outdoor activities. Some of us did the walk and run. It was incredibly pleasant as one walked/ ran underneath… Continue reading

Long Life in Pictures: Tips on Sleep, Diet, and More


Friends are a surprisingly strong influence on how long you live — for better or worse. WebMD’s slideshow explains this and other secrets of longevity. Protect Your DNA As you age, the ends… Continue reading

Hiking Klipriviersberg Johannesburg – Sunday Hike and Lunch 6 November 2016


It was a cloudy, windy day in Johannesburg with a promise of rain but in the end we enjoyed a very pleasant hike. It was nice meeting friends and making new friends. Thanks… Continue reading

Sunday Brunch and Coffee Club Bedfordview-2016 Oct 30


Another glorious day in Johannesburg – Van Buuren was at its best affording welcoming shade to the many runners, walkers and cyclists enjoying the pleasant outdoors. Following our 6K walk/ run it was… Continue reading

Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – October 16, 2016


Another glorious day in Johannesburg: neither cold nor too hot – ideal for walking. Nice people to walk with and great sites. Thanks to Paul Vermeulen and the Kensington Club for allowing us… Continue reading