Category Archives: Nicole

Our family Christmas .. 2015

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends, love and laughter .. good food and wine .. and lots of prezzies This was ours … Christmas Eve was spent under a full moon on Jeanette and Lance’s … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 1997 – Jeanette and Lance’s wedding

Before Thursday comes to an end, let me go back to my TBT theme of my photos in the chronological order in which I began.  I am now at 1997, January to be exact.   A BIG year for us!!!  Our eldest … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 6 May 2000

15 years ago yesterday, on 6th May,  Carl and Nicole were married!!!   Carl has written a blog post:- He mentions in his post how nervous he was.   Carl used to get fever blisters in those days, when he was … 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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Carl’s 40th birthday

My son turned 40 on Saturday !!    He wanted a casual relaxing day with friends and family.  It was perfect!   The venue:  Kaya Beach in Kempton Park.  We live in Johannesburg, nowhere near the sea but there is this amazing … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : Ten years ago

My son, Carl, turns 40 on Saturday !!!   Forty!!   Four-oh!!   I will then have two children in their 40’s  !!   Holy moly!! Ten years ago, Carl and Nicole were living in Durban and Nicole organised a surprise 30th birthday party … Continue reading

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Butterfly girl

Jeanette took Erin and Connor to a party on Sunday morning and Erin came back with the most beautifully painted butterfly face – Connor had had a tiger face but by the time we saw him he had rubbed it off … Continue reading

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A 4th birthday party with a difference !

Connor’s 4th birthday party yesterday cannot be topped by the ‘Jones’s’ !!   Jeanette has the full story on her blog with the most amazing photos.  In essence, we had the cake, which I had great fun decorating … not making … Continue reading

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Carl and Erin popped in for the day on Friday. They, with Nicole, after fetching her from work, were going to a farewell dinner for their great friends who are emigrating to Australia .. like so very many people .. … Continue reading

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Weekly Winners – 9 Nov – 16 Nov

This was a sticker on the envelope given to Bradley at his graduation ceremony. Oh my… time has flown .. seems like the other day Pete and I were celebrating the birth of our first grandson and now he was … Continue reading

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