Category Archives: memory lane

The old brown suitcase

The tales it would tell !! I’ve had it for many years .. ever since Elaine was a little girl in fact.  My Mum and Dad brought it from Zimbabwe filled with stuff for me, as they did often when they … Continue reading

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Connor turned 10 !!

Our grandchildren are growing up at what seems an alarming rate.  Bradley is 13 going on 14 and Connor turned 10 the other day.  Erin turns 10 in April. ‘ On this day’  memories on Facebook has featured quite a few … Continue reading

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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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Today is National Heritage Day in South Africa

…  or as it’s commonly known, National Braai Day.  We will have a braai tomorrow,   not because of today’s significance, but because our children will be coming for Sunday lunch ! This is a day when one should be reflecting … Continue reading

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Grey Lourie : “Go-away birds” : ‘Corythaixoides concolor’

Before dashing off to yoga the other day, I spotted ..  from my kitchen window .. 8 Grey Louries on the telephone wire !!    I had to grab my camera naturally 😉 They always remind me of our childhood picnics in the … Continue reading

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Walking on Marina Beach

The weather wasn’t too marvellous during our stay with Barry in Ramsgate.   It was warm for us ..  coming from the Highveld where the winters are icy ..  but the locals were “freezing” !  Our last day was perfect.  No … Continue reading

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Our Italian adventure began on this day .. three years ago

It’s been three years since hubby and I travelled overseas!!  Time to go again, me thinks .. our SA Rand has to improve by lots before we can even think about it! Sooo .. three years, on this very evening, … 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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Max loved his walks in the greenbelt

I have found a few more photos of Max taken at the beginning of December last year when I used my small camera on a walk in the greenbelt.  Max loved his walks.  He trotted along in even but small strides, tail … Continue reading

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Ladybird books are 100 years old

2015 saw the centenary anniversary of the Ladybird books.  I was under the impression that it was this year as I’ve recently seen related posts on Facebook and elsewhere, but in fact the first book was published in 1915.  “In 1940 … Continue reading

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