Monthly Archives: November 2014

It wasn’t Kalky’s but wine and lunch at Steenberg was superb!

Our two night stay at The Vineyard came to an end with a leisurely scrumptious breakfast.  The plan was to make our way to the elusive Kalky’s in Kalk Bay.   I say elusive because we’ve tried to find it on a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : Highlights of 1985

This is the year Jeanette started High School, we got a puppy, Carl was invested into Cubs and we had a marvellous coastal holiday in Marina Beach … Her uniform didn’t look the same after the first few days  .. socks … Continue reading

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Sadness … and wine tasting in the Cape

Oh my .. big sigh   ….  it’s always extremely sad spending time with my Mum 😦  Every time I see her she’s thinner than the last time.  Her heart keeps pumping, steady and strong but the rest of her body … Continue reading

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Lush gardens at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town

I love wandering around the beautiful gardens of the hotel on the banks of the Liesbeek River.  I have written a post about the gardens in April 2010 .. a different time … a different season.  This time it was misty and drizzly … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : My cousin and I were in the papers

Yay ..managed to post early on Thursday before our house is invaded by painters!  Every room is chaotic now 😦 When I was little, we had a bulldog named Barney.  I cannot remember if Barney was part of the annual dog … Continue reading

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Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town

This is the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town .. how could you not love waking up to this !!!    We stayed here for two nights .. such a treat !!! On windy days umbrellas are lowered.  From our window … Continue reading

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Day two of our Cape holiday

A ‘short and sweet’ post as our house is topsy turvy with painters.  And the dust!!!  Incredible!!   Fine white dust from sanding rough bits on walls and burglar bars.   It’s so fine it creeps through sheeting I’ve used to cover … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays : Highlights of 1984

This was the year my younger brother, Ian, married the love of his life, best friend and soul mate, Kathy … and they chose our garden for their nuptials – even though it was a very young garden with small trees and plants and after … Continue reading

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Driving through the Karoo

From tomorrow we are having the interior of our home re-decorated ie fresh paint all round and nice new doors 🙂   I have spent today clearing walls of paintings and pictures.  Oh my goodness …  what a lot we have … Continue reading

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Keeping in touch …

… until I go through all my pics of our wonderful trip down to the Cape We had a fabulous time!    Good food, good wine and very special times with our family and friends Spending precious moments with my Mum is heartbreaking.  … Continue reading

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