Monthly Archives: March 2013

Blue and white … and Table Mountain in-between

Millions of photographs have been taken like this of Cape Town’s Table Mountain,  from Bloubergstrand.   This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity .. so this is ‘millions’ plus one  …. make it two .. or three  … …  .. Zoomed … Continue reading

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Our Cape visit … Bloubergstrand/Tableview

Hubby and I spent one night with our very dear and special friends Ray and Carol who moved down to the Cape a year ago.  This is the first time we have visited them in their new home, within walking … Continue reading

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“And the seagull’s name was Nelson ” ..

All seagulls are called ‘Nelson’ …  to us anyway 😉   In 1971 there was a very well-known song by South African folk singers Des and Dawn Lindberg about a little boy who rescued an oil soaked seagull from the sea.  Since … Continue reading

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Toes in the sand …

… feet in the sea … … and footprints left behind .. This is Grotto Beach in Hermanus – a huge expanse of white/grey sand.    I had to put my feet in the sand and sea.  I miss the … Continue reading

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Hermanus … new vineyards, new wines

There are quite a few new vineyards open to the public since our last visit to Hermanus two years ago.  We only went to one, surprisingly for us 🙂    We actually felt like chilling while there.   One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Our Cape visit … Hermanus

Hubby and I spent a few days with Cheryl and Bob in Hermanus .. catching up on family news and other, walking along cliff paths and beach sand, a spot of wine tasting, and whale spotting (one day only there was … Continue reading

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Our Cape visit … Meiringspoort and Robinson Pass

From our very pleasant stopover at the Olive Grove Guest Farm, near Beaufort West, on our recent trip to the Cape, we motored along the N12 toward the Swartberg Mountains and Oudtshoorn beyond.  From Oudtshoorn we followed the R328 taking in the … Continue reading

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Mastering chopsticks !

I bought a pair of ‘beginners chopsticks’ from Tokara, Stellenbosch on our recent trip to the Cape.  I remembered Connor’s previous year’s teacher showing me a photo she took of Connor picking up one strand of noodle at a time with … Continue reading

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Hello sweet baby girl !!!

This was Wednesday evening at Elaine’s dress fitting – see Jeanette’s blog  .. … and so she did !!   Candice gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl at 8.30 yesterday morning 🙂 This is this morning when I visited new … Continue reading

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Our Cape visit … Olive Grove Guest Farm

It’s been two years since hubby and I travelled by car to the Cape.  This time to visit family and friends, and especially my Mum.   Breaking the journey with an overnight stop is much more pleasant than doing the 1402 kilometre stretch … Continue reading

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