Category Archives: Somerset West

Picnic concert with Watershed at Warwick Wine Estate

Ian, Kathy, hubby and I spent a lovely relaxing day out at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on our last day in the Cape, enjoying a picnic with Warwick wines and listening to chilled music of a local South African band, … Continue reading

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Flying into Cape Town

I seldom sit at a window but on this flight to Cape Town a week ago, I did.  Often flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town the plane comes down straight onto the runway.  No messing about.  Descends and lands screeching to a halt!  … Continue reading

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Two little Dickie birds .. amongst others

There are a few photographs from our four days away in Somerset West that didn’t ‘fit’  into my last couple of posts.  They had nowhere to go except here 😉 I will never tire of this view from Ian and Kathy’s home … Continue reading

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Lunch at 96 Winery Road

Hubby and I have been to 96 Winery Road  many times over the last 11 years my Mum has been in the Home in Somerset West, and not thinking, this time, I didn’t take decent photographs as I have taken … Continue reading

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Reunion with my cousins in Somerset West

My apologies for being a little quiet on my blog. Hubby and I returned a week ago, from six days in Somerset West, visiting my Mum and having the most amazing time reuniting with my cousins Barry and Gavin.   Unfortunately we only … Continue reading

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Some photos from Somerset West

Balancing act !! Ian and I had a lovely lunch with our dear friends Ray and Carol at the Goatshed, Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl …  It was cool under the shaded terrace with bubbling water feature behind us.  … Continue reading

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Precious moments with my Mum

Last week I went to Somerset West to visit my Mum. Sharing my thoughts and feelings are always difficult.  Why write about them then? When I was seeing a psychologist five years ago for anxiety issues, she encouraged me to write things … Continue reading

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