A blessing and a curse

Another long-weekend ahead. In South Africa, we are in “holiday mode” in April. We have three public holidays, including another on May 1st, and we just had another in March. Many people take extra days leave during this time and go on holiday. A lucky few take the whole of April off. You could say... Continue Reading →

Life lessons from four-legged friends

I can’t remember when I started loving dogs. But I do. My dogs are the most loyal companions around. They each have their own ‘personality’, the love to be loved and they are ALWAYS happy to see you. One morning a friend of my mother-in-law was taking her dustbin outside for rubbish collection. When she... Continue Reading →

Fresh air and wintery-walks

This weekend we took part in our local Parkrun, or as I call it, the Park(walk)... The trail is 5 kilometers long, and twists and turns through the Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Being in the outdoors, smelling the crisp fresh air and spending time with my mother and sisters was so much fun. People come with... Continue Reading →

You are not a plant

I am still learning how to garden, and I want you to know, I’m really not there yet... My husband and I bought a house about two years ago. With it came a dry and neglected garden. The drought that summer, as well as the fact that the house stood empty for about six months,... Continue Reading →

The Granny Shrug

Granny Square Shrug Let’s talk about the latest craze in the crochet world – the Granny Shrug. Originally created by Maria Valles, her ‘recipe’ has since gone viral. I recently tried my own version, and made one for my sister – have a look: This was my first attempt, and I have to say, for... Continue Reading →

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