Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wordless Wednesday : Thro’ the butcher’s window

Kilkenny, Ireland .. October 2009 .. I wonder what it costs today, in 2011 Not wordless .. the price of meat, particularly lamb is exorbitant, here where we live, in Johannesburg.   It does, of course, depend where you buy.  I usually buy my meat at … Continue reading

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Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Hermanus #1

Following on from a Wordless Wednesday post I did a week or so ago, here are some more images from the short trail (blue route) in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, hubby and I walked, when we were last in Hermanus … Continue reading

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While their mommy was busy …

… with a ‘trash-the-dress’ photo shoot  at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on Saturday afternoon …   (see Jeanette’s post) … I dragged the boys away from their obsession with playing games on their mommy’s phone … … and we went bird … Continue reading

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He makes me smile .. this child!

Firstly, yesterday afternoon the boys were playing, peacefully, on the floor with Bakugans then as usual, an argument started, as boys do, ending up in one hurting the other, as boys do!!   Bradley ending in tears and Connor disappearing, knowing … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday : Red Bishop against a blue sky

  This is my Skywatch post – please visit others for more spectacular skies around the world:   Adding to my post as follows :- I have started taking Jackie (our Jack Russell) for regular walks, in the early morning, around the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday : Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Fernkloof Nature Reserve in Hermanus, Western Cape : May 2011  A word .. or two …. part of the trail through the Nature Reserve, the path leads through huge Protea bushes – watch this space for more !!! For more Wordless Wednesday … Continue reading

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Cape Sparrow licks windows .. is this normal behaviour?

I’m sure it isn’t !!  We have one stupid bird .. or an artist at work!! For a few weeks there has been a pair of Cape Sparrows doing the oddest thing .. well the male does the oddest thing … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday : Knysna

  Featherbed Nature Reserve at the Knysna Heads For more spectacular skies around the world visit Skywatch

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Dornier Wines

Hubby and I – on our recent flying visit/weekend to the Cape recently – wanted to do a wine tasting at Waterford.  We’ve been there before for their wine tasting and chocolate experience (!) … a couple of years ago and we … Continue reading

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My tree is dying

I am very sad 😦   My favourite tree …. a beautiful Silver Birch which I planted lovingly many years ago … and I planted it in just the right spot!    The right spot for lovely summer dappled shade on the lawn, … Continue reading

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