Monthly Archives: October 2015

Throwback Thursday : A centenary celebration in Nov 1997

On 4th November 1897, two weeks after the arrival of Cecil John Rhodes and his construction train, the first passenger train arrived in Bulawayo, Rhodesia from South Africa. My great grandmother, Mary Milne was the only woman passenger on this … Continue reading

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Some flower pics

We are getting rather desperate for rain.  We had a short sharp shower a few weeks ago and since then there’s been nothing !!  And to top it all, we’ve had really hot weather!!   Yesterday the wind blew and dark clouds … Continue reading

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Sleepy heads

I have to share this!!!   My daughter Elaine had a ‘sleep-over’ last night as her hubby Bryan has been away for a few days … and naturally, Hardy and Lily came too 🙂 By last night they were all exhausted after non-stop … Continue reading

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Babysitting Hardy and Lily

Our two furry grand ‘babies’ have been spending the weekend with us while Elaine and Bryan jetted off for the weekend to Victoria Falls, celebrating their second wedding anniversary.  The first night was hectic!!!   All three dogs were on the … Continue reading

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Two favourites

October is rose blooming time .. despite the lack of rain!!!  My garden is surviving on a small sprinkler and/or hand-held hosepipe watering.  I don’t have an irrigation system (which I would love !!)  I have an oscillating spray which only works thoroughly when there … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : memories and highlights – 1997

Time for a TBT me thinks !!    If I recall, I was in 1997 with memorable moments, and luck would have it I was about to reach October of that year.    Soooo .. exactly 18 years ago hubby and I, … Continue reading

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‘The Wine Kingdom: Celebrating conservation in the Cape winelands’

It’s a book.   It’s a beautiful book.   And my first published images are in this book 🙂 🙂 🙂 A short intro ….   In November last year, when hubby and I were visiting family in the Cape, we decided to do a … Continue reading

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Lovely lavender … yet again!!

Forgive me 😉   I took these pics the other morning, early .. while sipping my morning tea, when the sky was clear and the air was fresh with a hint of lavender around me,  and the rising sun glistened on purple tips … Continue reading

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