Monthly Archives: July 2012

Everyday life in France : Beaune

‘Quick pics’  :  Overlooking the town square of Beaune in Burgundy,  I spotted a chappie tending his flower pot garden .. The town square in Beaune … most of the towns we visited had these gorgeous carousels ..

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A quickie pic .. again !

No time for anything longer, I’m afraid .. so let me make this ‘quickie pic’ from France  worthwhile .. Peeking through a window at the gardens of Versailles .. ‘Last one 🙂   … Wished we’d had time to wander through the gardens … Continue reading

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Randomness from our journey around France

Putting posts together on the different places we visited on our holiday to France is going to take me a bit of time for each one .. for one thing, adjusting each photo is a bit of a bind and for another, … Continue reading

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We’re back ..

… from an amazing holiday to France.  We did a Trafalgar guided holiday for the first time.  A little apprehensive about the whole bus thing, being herded here and there but it was fantastic.  Our driver Marc and our Tour Director, … Continue reading

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A selection of pics from this past week

All packed and ready to leave for France later this evening.  We took Jackie to the kennels for the very first time!  She was happy and willing to go with the chappie through the kennel gate, tail in the air and … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday :

Looking right .. Crested Barbet … looking left … .. ready for take off … Not quite 🙂  will be packed by tonight … packing for Paris !!  Can’t wait! For more spectacular skies around the world visit Skywatch

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Two boys, a dog and a grandpa

As I had gone to the doctor this morning for an EMG on my hands, (didn’t have a clue what an EMG entails),  only to discover an EMG is forced electric shocks through the nerves (!) to gauge whether they … Continue reading

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Creating masterpieces for their Mom !

Bradley and Connor were delighted when I said they could ice cakes for their Mom for her birthday picnic over the weekend.   They chose which shape they wanted … I spread the choccie icing and the rest was over to them Connor got … Continue reading

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A perfect picnic in the park

Jeanette celebrated her 40th birthday with friends and family at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens yesterday.  It was the perfect day … weather played it’s part, children had fun running around the vast open spaces, everyone enjoyed the no-fuss day, … Continue reading

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