Janet F Gallagher Blog

The amazing tribute to "The Elephant Whisperer"

March 13, 2012
A friend from gym, who had just returned from a weekend in the Bush, drew my attention to the article below. 

I have had wonderful experiences staying in Bush surrounds in South Africa and whilst I love all the animals, there has always been something very dear and special to me about The Elephants.

Last Friday the South African conservationist and adventurer, Lawrence Anthony passed away. 

I cannot do any justice by adding any words whatsoever to the beautiful, profound and touching article by Tanya Waterworth on March 10, 2012 "The Independent on Saturday" to which I link below.


What a wonderful tribute!


Chintsa (Cintsa) Bay

January 12, 2012

At last I have been travelling again!

Beautiful Beach Cintsa

Surely a perfect place to visit in South Africa is the magnificent Chintsa (Cintsa) Bay on the Wild Coast of South Africa, which is approximately 42km from East London.

If like me, you love to be surrounded by beautiful hills and lush forests, with a stretch of golden sand, as far as your eyes can see, into which rolls the beautiful blue Indian Ocean, then this is the place for you.

View of Beach from Lodge

We enjoyed a family holiday at...

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December 20, 2011
Since it is almost Christmas, I thought I would have a little "bit of fun" on my Blog and give you `my take' on who in 2011 is a definite as regards Best Looking!

Female Category:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Male Category:

Louis Theroux

Teenage Category:

Justin Bieber

Baby Category:

Baby Harper Beckham

I don't need clarification as regards my opinion, but who do you think qualifies?

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Wengen - Part 2

January 2, 2011
If I could keep a "Secret Place" all to myself, it would be Wengen, in Switzerland, about which I have written before!

On this my Christmas Trip to Switzerland, I was lucky enough to venture there, albeit for a short stay!

After our arrival we sat at an outside restaurant, soaking up the sunshine, and happily purveying the magnificent view.

Walking around the area, Wengen is "picture perfect", quaint and beautiful, and that day the snow was soft and powdery.


Wengen Snow Scenes      ...
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December 19, 2010
It is awesome to visit cities, but it is so lovely to "head for the hills" anywhere, and in particular when it is in Switzerland.

Last week I made my "second ever" visit to Einsiedeln, which is known not only as a tourist destination for all year round sports activities, and ski areas, but also because of its Monastery.

The Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey is considered one of the most important Roman Catholic pilgrimage sites in Europe.  Since the Middle Ages, the Graces Chapel and a statue of the...
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Pablo Picasso (1881 to 1973)

November 27, 2010
I was privileged this week to be able to visit the Kunsthaus, Zurich, where they are presently holding an exhibition of paintings by Pablo Picasso.

Self portrait of the Artist

Picasso's first museum exhibition was held there in 1932.  Since the artist himself had chosen all of the works exhibited then, this constituted a revolution in the world of art.  Less concerned with his blue and pink periods, the artist preferred his forays into Cubism and was vehemently committed to his current Surreali...
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Royal Madikwe - The Untamed Jewel of Africa

November 7, 2010
Do you really, really want to totally spoil yourself when visiting South Africa, or perhaps you are South African and wish to entertain friends (or family) in a royal and lavish way!

Royal Madikwe (accessible by road - three and a half hours by car; or one hour by air - with daily charter flights from Johannesburg) provides a unique and exclusive safari residence in the heart of South Africa's game-rich, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

We were fortunate to experience such "heaven" at a famil...
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Monchique - Perfect for Pre-Wedding Pampering

November 2, 2010
I had a dilemma.  We were hosting out of town guests from overseas at a Sunday (couple of hours prior to lunchtime) wedding - which venue was quite some distance from our home.

Normally all the ladies could "take off" to the hairdressing salon at the many shopping centres and malls near Johannesburg.  A Sunday morning, however, can be a little different - everything opens a tad later; and in any case the number of ladies came to six which could have been problematic; also one was a bridesmaid ...
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My Favourite Photograph

September 11, 2010
There are so many beautiful photographs taken all over the world by those who are truly gifted and which encourage us once more to set off on our travels. 

Sometimes, however, the picture becomes more personal than that, where you are not only enjoying the scene in question but there exists a quality which catches your imagination, so much so, that you want to retain the view and transplant it into your "sanctuary" into your "home".

Such a picture is this, for me.  The photograph was taken in ...
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Pro-Activity, Having Pride, Being Conscientious and Diligent - The Lost Ingredients of Life Skills - Just Saying!

September 6, 2010
My father had a wonderful "work" and "life" ethic.  It had nothing to do with numerous dynamic degrees, years of studying, spoon-fed college courses, or wealth!

Very simply put, it is the difference in life between being "duh" or "taking charge"!  In "being interested" or "wrapped up in your own importance" or simply believing "that you serve no purpose in life".

We cannot all be high flying attorneys, business(men) or business(women), CEO's of companies - but that is not to say that our job in...
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About Me

Janet Gallagher I am an author who loves to travel. My debut book "A Question of Love" (genre Romance/ChicLit/Law) is available on Amazon Kindle) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DKTWRU. I am presently writing my next book (genre Romance/Mystery). I fall under the sign of Aquarius and therefore I would not slot myself under any one genre. I have many interests - gym, family, geeeek! Formerly childrens nurse/air stewardess/personal assistant/ secretary/ dabbled in a couple of university law subjects then worked for many years in a prestigous law firm as Secretary/PA. I am very family and home oriented but also love travel and pursuing interests and learning from people who are achievers and focused. My favourite movie stars : male: Ryan Reynolds, Jack Davenport and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; female: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron Favourite movies: The Proposal, The Devil Wears Prada, August Rush You can follow me on Twitter @janetfgallagher I look forward to meeting you there!


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