Category Archives: gifts

Donna’s baby shower

Donna’s very early baby shower was on Saturday.  Her little baby boy is only due in May next year but as her sister is emigrating soon, Robyn didn’t want to miss the opportunity of holding a baby shower for Donna.  … Continue reading

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More flowers in my garden ..

The temptation is too great …. I have to carry a camera around my garden at this time of the year, when, despite not a drop of rain since forever ..  except a light drizzle on one day a week or two ago .. … Continue reading

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Robyn’s baby shower

We spent a wonderful day yesterday, celebrating Robyn’s baby shower at Elaine’s beautiful home.  I must say, Robyn’s pregnancy seems to have flown by .. and not long from now ‘Little Bean’  will present herself to the world 🙂  The morning overflowed into the afternoon … Continue reading

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Piggly Wiggly Country Village

Back to the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal, (our meander around the Midlands after holidaying in Ballito in May) and in particular to a shopping experience at Piggly Wiggly Country Village.  Hubby and I stopped here for a light lunch at the … 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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Waterford, Co. Waterford : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009  Waterford was founded by Vikings in 914 and is Ireland’s oldest city.  ‘ Set in a commanding position by the estuary of the River Suir, it became southeast Ireland’s main seaport.  From … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Florence .. part three

Continuing from my last post, and leaving the crowded Piazza dell Signoria behind, please join hubby and I during the rest of our walk-about in Florence while we stroll back to our hotel for a short R&R ..    We bought a … Continue reading

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Basilica di San Francesco : Assisi

“‘The Papal Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, was begun in 1228, two years after the saint’s death and is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor – commonly known as the Franciscan Order – in Assisi, the … Continue reading

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Inlaid wood-working .. Sorrento

After our excursion to Capri, our next stop was an interesting and fascinating insight into inlaid wood-working at Notturno in Sorrento .. ” Inlaid wood-work is skilfully crafted by artisans who continue a 500 year old tradition.  An unprecedented standard … Continue reading

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A gift of love

… from hubby to me for Valentine’s Day .. Christian Dior .. Jádore Love you lots  … and lots     xxx mwah xxx

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