Monthly Archives: July 2015

Throwback Thursday : Hubby retired 5 years ago

Five years ago today – 30th July 2010 – my hubby retired Is he enjoying retirement ?   I think so 🙂 …

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Max goes to Puppy School

We decided to take Max to puppy training, mainly because Elaine and Bryan took Hardy and they all seemed to enjoy it, with humans and puppy learning how to behave with each other.     We have been to 3 classes so far, run … Continue reading

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Max is 4 months old !!

I haven’t posted anything on Max for a while, who is now 4 months old!   I’ve taken so many photos which have ended up on my Facebook page, neglecting my blog page.  For the last two weeks we’ve been babysitting Elaine and … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 4 years ago – 23 July 2011

It was fours years ago today, hubby and I were in Somerset West, for a few days.  It must have been a weekend.   My dear SIL Kathy had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was going through chemo, as a … Continue reading

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My last walk-about and salute to breathtaking golden peaks

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg I went for a walk-about in the afternoon … Potting shed it was … aviary it is now .. and filled with all … Continue reading

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Walking in the Berg

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg Good morning majestic mountains !! It was a toss up between ziplining across the Blue Grotto Forest : Drakensberg Canopy Tour, which is … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 16 July 2012 .. Loire Valley, France

Three years ago, hubby and I were on the fabulous ‘Best of France’ Trafalgar Tour, and on this day, we were in the beautiful Loire Valley, stopping at the 16th century Château de Chenonceau .. stuff fairytales are made of !!   Only in … Continue reading

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I am an inspiration

That’s what I was told today by my yoga teacher!  It floored me!! I’ve been doing yoga for many years and love it.  I love the inner focus and peace it gives me .. I love the me-time .. I am … Continue reading

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A weekend at Champagne Castle, Central Drakensberg

Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly,  Champagne Castle Hotel  in Central Drakensberg. Very pretty at this time of the year.  We’ve been to this part of the Berg on several occasions in mid-summer when everything … Continue reading

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Mountain reflections

I’ve been going through my photographs from our two night stay, at Champagne Castle Hotel, on our return trip from Ballito and the Midlands, and will be putting together a blog post.  Our first evening there .. a perfect one … Continue reading

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