Are You Planning a Weekend Trip? How to Have Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Sometimes, we all just need to get away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. From work burnout to handling everything at home, there are many ways we can get overwhelmed, and that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even substance abuse. That’s why it’s so important to take a timeout every now and then for the benefit of your mental and physical health. When you start to feel stressed, learning how to back away and focus on yourself is essential. Taking a weekend trip is often a great way to do this. Not only does it allow you to fit in a retreat without tearing into your schedule too much, but it can also be tailored to fit just about any budget. You don’t have to go far; you can drive to the next county if you want. The point is to find a destination that will help you feel relaxed and will allow you to have fun and to forget about the worries that everyday life can bring. Here are a few of the best tips on how to get started.   Look Online for Help Th…
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The best in the world, again, Van Ryn’s Brandy

The House of Van Ryn’s is celebrating its second consecutive year of victory after yet again taking home the Worldwide Brandy Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. The Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old Distiller’s Reserve – produced at the Stellenbosch-based distillery – was selected as the finest potstill brandy at the 47th annual edition of the IWSC; one of the most respected wine and spirit competitions in the world which, incidentally, sets the international benchmark for quality. Nearly 90 countries entered their samples this year and each sample is judged according to its class. Judges raved over the Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old saying it had a “stand out nose packed with ripe and dried fruit where apricot, pear and mango are most expressive.” The palate was described as being fruity and well backed by lots of floral notes, and the finish as being “long-lasting, character-filed.” Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! …
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Erina Abraham:- South African artist, holds inaugural London exhibition

Award-winning artist Erina Abraham announced today that she will be holding her inaugural exhibition in London this month and next. What is the exhibition about? The exhibition South African Moments captures the vitality of life in contemporary South Africa. Erina’s vivid and colourful paintings depict sunny South Africa and its rainbow nation, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world and people, especially women. This exhibition captures everyday life moments, telling a story of love and labour. Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! Erina Abraham lives and creates her art in Johannesburg and has been an artist there for more than 25 years. Regarding this art show, Abraham stated “I am very excited to be bringing a taste of South Africa to London. I look forward to sharing my inspirations with a new audience. The show will be a celebration of South African life and culture.” Where can you see Erina Abraham’s work in London?…
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Weekly Travel Information for London

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 3-4 March, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Bakerloo line This weekend, there is no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone due to Network Rail engineering work. Replacement buses are running. Due to line modernisation work this weekend, there will be: Circle line No service between Hammersmith and Tower Hill via King’s Cross St. Pancras. Hammersmith & City line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Barking. Metropolitan line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Aldgate. London Overground There will be no service on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, between: • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon due to Network Rail track work • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail constructi…
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Rassie Erasmus confirmed as Springbok coach

Cape Town - Rassie Erasmus will spearhead a streamlined but experienced Springbok management team until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday, as the former Springbok captain will combine his Springbok coaching duties with his current role as director of rugby at SA Rugby. The 45-year-old Erasmus takes over the national coaching duties from Allister Coetzee, who was in charge of the Boks during the past two years. His three assistant coaches will be Jacques Nienaber, Pieter de Villiers and Mzwandile Stick, while Aled Walters will join the management team as head of athletic performance. Nienaber previously served as a Springbok defence coach for a short stint under Coetzee before joining Erasmus at Munster in 2016. De Villiers worked as scrum consultant under former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer from 2012 to 2015, while Stick was a member of the 2016 Springbok coaching staff before his involvement with the Junior Springboks last year. Walters, …
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Here is your Status updates on transport information for London

Central Line: No service between Woodford and Epping and between Hainault and Woodford and SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line due to a faulty train. Tickets are being accepted on London Buses. Circle Line: Minor delays due to an absence of train operators and a signal failure at West Kensington on the District line. District Line: No service between Earl's Court and Ealing Broadway / Richmond and SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line due to signal failure at West Kensington. Tickets are being accepted on local buses and South Western Railway. Jubilee Line: Minor delays, southbound only, due to a faulty train at Finchley Road earlier. Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! London Overground: MINOR DELAYS between New Cross and Dalston Junction due to an absence of train operators. MINOR DELAYS between Stratford and Clapham Junction due to faulty trains. MINOR DELAYS between Euston and Watford Junction and between Liverpool Street and Chesh…
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Herewith your Transport Info this weekend

The Lord Mayor’s Show and Remembrance Sunday From 07:00 until 19:00 on Saturday, there will be extensive road closures in the City and central London for the Lord Mayor’s Show. Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges will be closed at various times. A number of Tube stations will be busier than usual, and busses in the City and Westminster will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination. On Sunday, some roads in Westminster will be closed to traffic from just after midnight until 17:30 for Remembrance Sunday. From midnight on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday, buses will be diverted and will not serve the Whitehall and Trafalgar Square areas. Various parades are taking place across London. Embankment, St. James’s Park, Green Park and Victoria Tube stations are likely to be busier than usual. If you can, please consider re-timing your travel or seeking alternative routes where possible and allow more time for your journey. London Underground Circle line Eastboun…
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Your Transport info for 22 September 2017

London Underground Piccadilly line Trains will not run between South Harrow and Uxbridge. This is while we renew a set of points at Rayners Lane. Metropolitan line There will be no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge. This is to allow us to renew a set of points at Rayners Lane. London Overground Until 22 October, there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from spring 2018. TfL Rail On Saturday trains will not run between Liverpool Street and Stratford. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work. DLR All weekend there is no service between Stratford and Bow Church. This is due to Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane. Buses Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may b…
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Lekker Sokkie & Picnic

EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION Event Date 02-Sep-2017 18:00 Location Virginia Water Community Association Bring jou piekniek mandjie en kom sluit by ons aan vir 'n gesellige aand van dans en kuier. Die dans baan staan reg vir al die uitgehongerde Suid Afrikaners wat bietjie 'n draaitjie wil kom gooi. Toegang is gratis - bring net jou eie drink- en eetgoed. Bring your picnic basket and come and join us for a pleasant evening of dance and get together. The dance floor is ready to receive all those hungry South Africans that would like to bust a few moves. Entry is free - just bring your own beverages and nibbles.
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