Category Archives: A Thousand Thanks

Strangely Moved

Sunday Today was the day…. Julian went to my Dad’s graveside in Harare. I was strangely moved when he sent me a photo. The last time I was there was after his death in 2008. The graveyard is a little … 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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Swimming Round the Seagull

Wednesday Today was the day… That was a little less busy than yesterday. The sunrise was pretty spectacular and it’s rising earlier each day. The fun part was swimming this morning. I think the water was slightly warmer than yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Back From The Middle of Nowhere

Wednesday Today was the day.. I got home from Kapteinskloof which is in the middle of nowhere. It’s an amazing place. The house was built in 1831 and has a fantastic thatched guest house. This is the kitchen… This is … Continue reading

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Back in the Water…

Saturday Today was the day… After two days off,  Mike and I went back to our normal exercise routine. He ran, I swam. The water was quite chilly, under water visibility was terrible but the shark net was out so … Continue reading

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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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