All roads in ‘The Parks’ lead to a coffee shop
'I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.' [Flannery O' Connor]
Why this blog?
The simple answer...
Because I have things to say and my voice sounds better when it is written down.
The variety of chair styles in the above image represents the various walks and stages of life, cultures,
backgrounds and places we all come from but signifying that we can all sit around one table and
respectfully engage with one another; sharing conversations, burdens, joys and perspectives.
This is a personal blog...
The perspectives, thoughts and opinions are my own and informed from personal context, crises, conversations, concerns, characters (real or fictional) and Christian convictions.
I am not writing on behalf of any specific group, or organisation (secular or Christian).
My intention is to pen my thinking with heart and integrity and for visitors to my site to
pause | read | engage - to think biblically and critically and to have conversations where truth and grace have the final say. .
Any guest articles and interviews are published with the permission of the authors and interviewees.
'You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.' [WalterHagen]
'Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day is the rest we take between deep breaths.' [Etty Hillesum]
'In this sequestered nook, how sweet to sit upon my orchard seat and birds and flowers once more to greet.' [William Wordsworth]
'It was our favourite part of the day - this in-between time - and it always seemed to last longer than is should; a magic and lavender space unpinned form the hours around it, between worlds.' [Paula McLain]
Lavender Studio Accommodation
Lavender studio is situated within 'The Parks' & offers a stylish urban getaway with its own garden courtyard.
Centrally located, guests have easy access to Rosebank and Sandton. A host of delightful restaurants & charming local coffee shops are all within walking distance. (We provide full power backup during load shedding).
Escape the city within the city.
We would love to host you at Lavender Studio Cottage.
All bookings are done through Airbnb.
Lavender Studio is your 'cottage away from home.' With a lounge area, bedroom area with queen size bed plus nifty WFH space, a fully functional kitchenette (with Nespresso machine), a large clothing cupboard and a separate bathroom with a walk-in shower, your creature comforts are sorted. There is also a private garden courtyard. Full backup electricity supply and gas will enable you to stay online and active during load shedding.
Every weary traveller needs a space to 'just breathe.' Lavender Studio has it own private courtyard space where you can sit and enjoy the view of an English country garden, birdsong and the scent of lavender, jasmine & lemon verbena. Linger over a morning coffee or an afternoon cup of speciality tea, grab a book from the bookshelf and take a moment to just breathe. You really can escape the city within the city.
The suburb of Parktown North is nestled in lush surrounds with 100-year-old oak trees lining the streets. The area has a vibrant coffee shop culture on its doorstep and is a delight for any craft coffee connoisseurs. 4th Avenue in Parkhurst - a walk away - is a popular street for locals and tourists, offering fine dining, casual dining, boutiques, decor and gift shops, book shops, an old school pharmacy and, of course, coffee shops. Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Zoo Lake and Parkview Golf Course are all around the corner.