Beth Diskin
Elsa Diskin
Mark and Sybil Diskin
Mike Collins
Lana Buckingham

London and Cape Town

25 February 2008

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I met everyone at "Beaches" in Clifton. It did not take long to become acquainted with this very easy going family group and as soon as we had done this we started out on a cultural tour in the Winelands region


Mike, Lana, Elsa, Sybil and mark enjoying the Afrikaans Language Monument


Sybil helps Elsa to enjoy her ice cream.  JJ


Elsa and Mike are amazed at the inside of the Afrikaans Language Monument


Beth, Elsa and Mike walking on the platform of  the Afrikaans Language Monument


 Elsa and Mike are dwarfed by the Afrikaans Language Monument



Enjoying the proteas at the Language monument


Mark and Sybil debating what wines to taste at Muratie winefarm


Decisions decisions at Muratie. JJ


Elsa looks on while Lily prepares fritters for her in Lily's Kayamandi home


Posing for a picture outside of Lily's home after enjoying a great lunch with Lily



Elsa says "Goodbye Lily".  JJ


Admiring the styles of the Masakhane dancers at the Ikamva Lethu Centre.



Beth and Elsa join in


Mike and Khanyiesa having fun


Lana and Elsa join Msubesi on the floor


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Mark sharing photos with the kids outside of Nosandile and Johannes's shack home




Elsa (4) shows Nomoroma (69) a picture she took of her before we left Kayamandi.


The Diskin family group were a wonderful group to take on a cultural experience. We had lots of of fun at all times. Elsa stole the show on many occasions and this was all part of the fun. It was hilarious to see how Elsa managed to obtain extra fritters from Lily; a scene that I wont forget too quickly. JJ  Overall as a group we had lots in common and shared much but overall what was most important was the fact that all 7 of us had a wonderful time together. All in all a great day.

Thanks for a great shared experience

Beth, Mike, Mark, Sybil, Lana and of course last but not least Elsa

Received 2 March 2008

Hi Selwyn,

Thanks very much for this and the trip. We all got a lot out of a long, fun and
emotional day and your enthusiasm for what you're doing really shows.
We'll recommend you to our friends and don't forget to have pizza at the
woodpecker with Lana's son Paul next time you're in Swellendam.

We're all back home now, mike has returned to Kuwait and we're back to work,
school etc but it was a really memorable holiday.

Best wishes

Beth and Elsa