Author Archives: Helga

Shady Characters

Tuesday Today was the day… Our lovely guests left and they left the cottage spotless. I stripped the bed and did the laundry and put it back together again. Next guests in on Thursday, this time with a dog called … Continue reading

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New Driver’s Licence Applied For

Monday Today was the day… We didn’t go to the beach because there was early morning rain. As the day progressed, the rain passed, the clouds cleared and the sky was blue. I worked the morning and then at 1:30pm, … Continue reading

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Husband Takes The Lead – Walking at Cape Point

Sunday Today was the day… We went to Cape Point! We left around 10:30am and got home at about 4pm. We walked for miles. Rain was forecast and the wind was a very strong north-westerly. We started here…the hair & … Continue reading

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Summer!

Saturday Today was the day… Summer gave us a peek preview! There was a little wind when we woke up but it didn’t stop us going down to the beach. I went in my regular swimming costume, leaving my springsuit … Continue reading

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The Ring, It Fits!

Friday Today was the day… That was pretty busy! The prevailing south-easter boomed through. No swimming was done but several trips up and down the steps were undertaken as our new guests arrived. Mid-morning my friends came for tea. Just … Continue reading

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Look for the Seagulls

Thursday Today was the day… I learned that where whales swim, seagulls flock. If you look out to sea and spot a lot of seagulls, there most likely will be a whale somewhere around. Look for the seagulls. It occurred … Continue reading

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Busy Summer Coming

Wednesday Today was the day… We went to the beach and I had the most marvellous swim. The water was flat and the wind very light, making swimming so easy. The water wasn’t warm but there were currents that were … Continue reading

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Giants of the Deep

Tuesday Today was the day… We didn’t swim, but we did walk to the village for shopping. We got home, had breakfast and then I started work. Mid-morning Leanne came. Leanne is the plans lady who saw our house plans … Continue reading

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Wrapped in Cold

Monday Today was the day… …that dawned with sunshine and a little wind. The wind was from the south-east. We went to the beach and enjoyed a super swim. The water felt cold! There are things I often think when … Continue reading

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The Russians Have Left

Sunday Today was the day… …that the guests in the cottage checked out. They were the Russian couple from St Petersburg and were our first international couple. They stayed 3 weeks. They left the place in immaculate condition and even … Continue reading

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High Tea for Three

Saturday Today was the day…. We swam! I think it was the first time this week. Oh conditions were perfect. The wind was fresh but from the north – it blew the sea flat. I swam to the lighthouse and … Continue reading

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Warmth to Windy

Friday Today was the day… That bought with it a strong north-westerly wind. It roared across Cape Town replacing the warmth of yesterday with a chilly¬† possibility of another cold front. No swimming, but Mike and I did walk to … Continue reading

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Summer is Coming

Thursday Today was the day… That we saw some serious signs of summer. It was beautiful and sunny and warm. In fact even now, we are sitting on the balcony and it’s warmer outside than in. Summer is coming. This … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have a Head!

Wednesday Today was the day…. We woke up in Caledon and had a lovely morning between the hot springs, breakfast and rest! The internet has been pretty bad here, so I couldn’t work, but later in the evening, like now, … Continue reading

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Hot Springs 2021

Tuesday Today was the day… We went on a road trip to the hot springs! We stopped at Grabouw to pick up Mike’s passport. It took an hour and a half.¬† While Mike was waiting in the queue, I walked … Continue reading

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