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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

‘Isn’t life funny? You know, how one thing leads to an­other in a way you just don’t ex­pect. That Sun­day morn­ing, I was in my kitchen stir­ring my apri­cot jam in the cast-iron pot. It was an­other dry sum­mer’s day in the Klein Ka­roo, and I was glad for the breeze com­ing in the win­dow. ‘You smell lovely,’ I told the ap­pelkooskon­fyt. When I call it apri­cot jam it sounds like some­thing from a tin … but when it’s kon­fyt, you know it’s made in a kitchen. My mother was Afrikaans and my fa­ther was English and the lan­guages are mixed up in­side me.’

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