Monthly Archives: April 2015

Throwback Thursday : 1996 special memories and highlights

Before Thursday comes to an end  … 1996 !!     Two trips to Zimbabwe, two weddings, Carl’s 21st birthday, and Jeanette leaves home !!! January :  Hubby, Elaine and I went up to Harare for New Years.  We met Pauline, Richard’s … Continue reading

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Browsing through handcrafted creativity at Kamers

Kamers is ‘South Africa’s pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity’.  The Autumn market is currently being held this long weekend at St John’s College in Johannesburg.  What a beautiful old school for starters !!!!   It was founded in 1898. I … Continue reading

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Do your children read comics ?

My daughter Jeanette has written a post on comic books and comics … http://www.therealjenty.com/2015/04/my-kids-read-comic-books-do-yours/ When my children were quite small, I read an article on the advantages of allowing your children to read comics.   There were parents who were dead against … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Stellenrust

I am back from my brief visit to the Cape.  Always too short 😦    My Cape family is going through a tough time at the moment so I needed to be there, even for a few days, and especially as my favourite niece is home … Continue reading

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Cake and scones down memory lane

Hubby and I have a coffee date almost every Tuesday 🙂   It’s the only weekday morning that we don’t go our separate ways.    We have tried most places in and around our area, and depending on how far we want … Continue reading

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Last day in Dublin : Travel Reminiscences

Travel reminiscences of our wonderful holiday in Ireland 2009 Technically, this wasn’t on our last day in Ireland.   It was the evening before we started our fabulous 10 day self-drive tour of this beautiful country.   It was the evening after our tour … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 1995 highlights and special moments

In the year 1995 … we made our annual holiday trip to Ballito, another to Harare, Jeanette bought her first car, and she got engaged!!!! January :   Jeanette’s first car – Honda Ballad 🙂 Cousins (and a friend) at Daniella’s 7th birthday … Continue reading

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