Category Archives: Grandchildren

Black Cat and a Stroke of Good Luck


Our latest feral cat has taken over a month to overcome enough nervousness to keep from diving under the house at our least movement, to emerge and sit near us when we are on the porch, and to come inside … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Attractions and Detractions


  We took a birthday-celebrating friend and husband to help us put on yet another show for the peacocks, fish and buck at Chantecler on Sunday, and I had my first swim for ages. My recent ongoing tendency to do … Continue reading

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A Day Filled with Interesting Times.


From the moment my special cat M fled screaming under our wardrobe at five a.m. pursued by Katie, one of the bully-cats from the Main House, I might have known that this would not be a day of peacefulness and … Continue reading

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The Education Department Gets Away with Robbing all South Africans


Schools in South Africa re-open on 9th January, and frantic book-covering and gathering-together of paraphernalia is the order of the day. It is truly amazing that South Africans took with such little fuss the announcement early last year that the … Continue reading

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Different Views of Cruise


Today saw the departure of our houseguest en route back to Germany.  I spent the morning in sourcing bits and pieces for DIY projects, and in the afternoon the grandkids and I started sanding the large slide. It has needed … Continue reading

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Nativity Scene of Shock and Horror with Feral Bunnies


The Nativity Scene pictured here, at the entrance to an Eco Park near our home, has been a pleasant sight over the Christmas season. Closer scrutiny has, however, also turned it into a source of considerable amusement. There can be … Continue reading

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Leftover Graze


If, like me, you should suffer a serious graze, And some gauze for repair should select, It isn’t a thing to surprise or amaze — A matter of gauze and defect! ***************************************** Leftovers from twenty nineteen: The daintiest dish that … Continue reading

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