Monthly Archives: April 2012

My hubby officially retired today …

I have to share the following …. We moved to Johannesburg from Salisbury (Harare), Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in 1974 when hubby started working for Map Studio as a cartographer.  After a few years, he moved to the company where he was … Continue reading

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800 !! This is my 800th post !!

Whoo hoo !!!   I need to go back to my first one and have a squizz .. I know it was a disaster!!  I knew nothing about downloading, editing, and all the stuff that goes with blogging !!!!   🙂  🙂 Not … Continue reading

Posted in baking, cake, flowers, garden, Jackie | 4 Comments

Skywatch Friday :

Leaving Cape Town airport last Sunday to return home – Groot Drakenstein, Helderberg and Hottentots-Holland Mountains in distance … Circling over False Bay … Strand and Gordon’s Bay with Koeëlberg and Buffelstalberg Mountains in distance .. Above the clouds … … Continue reading

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Tea with the elderly

While I was in Somerset West visiting my Mum at Silver Oaks Lodge, Kathy and I enjoyed a fundraising tea held in the main lounge of the Old Aged Home It’s an annual event organised by the very sparkling M, whose parents lived … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday :

For more contributions to Wordless Wednesday go here and here

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Making corrugated cardboard boxes

That’s what my younger brother does.  As I said in my previous post, Ian was left jobless about 2 years ago and having worked in the cardboard box industry all his life, he knew there was a need for the … Continue reading

Posted in Cape, Ian, odd stuff, Somerset West | 4 Comments

I’m back ..

… after a weekend away to Somerset West to visit my Mum.  She’s the same.   As she was when I was there last time – a body so frail and small.  But I can see my Mum deep in her eyes in flashes … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday : Balance

For more contributions to Wordless Wednesday go here and here Flying down to the Cape tomorrow to visit my Mum .. shall be saying ‘my goodbyes’ once again (!)  omw she is so strong – a tough cookie all her … Continue reading

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If it’s Tuesday, it must be ‘walk with Jackie’ day

Different photographs this time .. mainly indigenous trees which are scattered about the park …  Cabbage Tree ( Cussionia  paniculata) – slender with leaves bunched at the top … They usually branch out from the bottom … Odd looking but are magnificent … Continue reading

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Deep into Autumn …

… and winter rapidly approaching, I’ve been making the most of the last days of summer’s beauty.  I’ve moved all the pots containing sun loving herbs and plants (one of which is a Bay Laurel .. yay finally bought one .. now … Continue reading

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