Monthly Archives: January 2016

A few more photo’s

In Wilderness our campsite had this magnificent tree on it.  We hung some fairy lights and solar Consol jars in the tree – it was magical to sit there during the evenings and look up at the lights.  (photo taken … Continue reading

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9th Birthday party

So it was Zoe’s birthday party on Saturday.  She requested the exact same party as last year – a swim party with a big slide.  We were happy with it because it is relatively simple and the big advantage is … Continue reading

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This running lark

So my running CV is relatively impressive: 6 Two Oceans 6 Comrades Numerous 42’s and 21’s.  I don’t actually count those. But my dilemma this year is that I have absolutely no motivation to run Comrades – I think I … Continue reading

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Obsolete skills…

I find it so sad that certain skills are becoming obsolete or seen as unnecessarily fussy. The skills that our grandmothers and even mothers had and displayed and used with great joy. I’m specifically thinking about the art of knitting, … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the natural kind

I suppose the stories I’m going to tell now will only be believable to people living in South Africa.  But this is really things that happened to us during our holiday. The first encounter that was really too close for … Continue reading

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School sports

So the school had inter house athletics this morning. The kids only really start with longer distances in Grade 4 when they are 10 but poor old Zoe who is in Grade 3 and only 9 has the disadvantage of … Continue reading

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The loss of dreams…

Whilst running in Plettenberg Bay – goodness gracious is there even one flat road in that town?  It felt although I was running uphill the whole time.  At one stage I got lost and I looked around and I realised … Continue reading

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