Category Archives: A Thousand Thanks

Working Sunday

Sunday Today was the day… I ended up working for more than 3 hours. It’s just the nature of the season. January is a busy work month so I just had to jump in and work. Mike and I started … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Eve

As the sun rose on this penultimate day of 2018, the thing we noticed most was the lack of wind.  By 7am, Mike and I were on our way to the beach. It was a beautiful morning. Mike went for … Continue reading

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The New Kettle

It was a bit disturbing a few weeks ago when I went to put water in the kettle there were bits of red plastic floating in the water. The red plastic covering a pipe thingy was perishing. In the end I took … Continue reading

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Christmas Blend

David is often very creative in his gift giving. This year, part of his gift was that he gave the whole family mugs and united us all through well-known actors! Not that we are very big fans of Hollywood but … Continue reading

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Goal Planning

I don’t really have too many New Year Resolutions but I do try set some goals. Over the years I’ve always under-estimated myself, not believing that I will keep up with the goals so if there’s money involved in meeting them, … Continue reading

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Boxing Day 2018

I woke up early this morning (in Swellendam) and went walking with Adrian, Stacey and Elsie. The sun had just risen… It was a beautiful morning. Swellendam is just stunning… After our walk, we chatted for a bit with the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

We woke up in a leisurely fashion this morning.  Our first stop was Echo where we had brunch with David and my niece Jess and her husband Gerrie. We had a great time together before Mike and I left at … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Christmas Eve

The weather in Cape Town has been stunning – sunny and windless. Tonight, even now (after 10pm), it’s balmy and mild. My balcony doors are wide open and there’s not a breath of wind. We switched Christmas around a bit … Continue reading

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Never Do This Again – But Today I Did!

This afternoon Mike and I headed for Fish Hoek Beach. It has been sunny and warm with very little wind. The beach was buzzing. By the time we were ready to head on home, things had quieted down a bit.. … Continue reading

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Julian is on his way to Houston

It is a long long way to Houston when you fly Emirates. Julian flew overnight last night to Dubai and finally this morning at just after 10am UAE time, he took off for Houston. A 17 hour flight! I have … Continue reading

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Inspiration 101

When people face severe adversity and push through, making their lives matter, doing something that will encourage others, it’s inspirational. That’s what I thought when I fell upon this story on YouTube. It’s worth the 20 minutes watching. Feel good … Continue reading

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Back at the Cottage

We woke up this morning and enjoyed a relaxing hour or two before going home to feed the cat. Truffles met us, looking, I must say, rather unhappy that we had spent the night away.   My routine was completely out … Continue reading

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Away for the Night

Unexpectedly, tonight we spend in another bed.  We made plans to have dinner with friends (Sue and Chris). They had a movie they thought we would enjoy and asked us over their home to watch it. We did that previously, … Continue reading

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Christmas Came To Getcha

If there is only one message you listen to this year, let it be this one… Very close to the end, he says ‘Christmas came to getcha!’. I found it so insightful. It’s all about Grace. #988 is for the … Continue reading

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Back To Front Day

This morning, we woke up after a really good night’s sleep. A public holiday in South Africa (roll over from yesterday’s Day of Reconciliation), it felt like it should be a day that I could chill. But I had done … Continue reading

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