Category Archives: Dad

Great Uncle Alexander Keay

What a surprise I got when, during our gym ladies Christmas lunch in November last year, November 11th to be precise, I received a cellphone call from my UK cousin Peter,  who was at that very moment awaiting the start of the ceremony … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to my Mum

I’m sure not many people blog about a family funeral or memorial but as, over the years of having a blog, my beloved Mum has featured in many.  We had a memorial service for her in Somerset West on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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My Mum : 01.05.1928 – 10.03.2016

Sylvia Frances Keay (nee Thorne) It is with great sadness I share the news of my Mum’s passing on Thursday night, 10th of March. Our holiday was coming to an end … our last night being at The Cavern in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Throwback Thursday : 1994 highlights and special moments

Jeanette’s Graduation, hubby’s parents Golden Wedding anniversary, a trip to Zimbabwe, Ballito holiday.. again, cousins reunion, Carl’s first car and a few more memories in 1994 February :   Carl’s first car 🙂   he saved all his weekend student job money … Continue reading

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