Category Archives: A Thousand Thanks

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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A Day In Johannesburg

Today has been a really varied day. We got up quite late, specially for me, it was about 7-30am. After lounging around and then getting dressed, we set off for the local popular eatery for a croissant. The first thing … Continue reading

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The Surprise!

I have said nothing about it all week. It was a big surprise. A secret not to be divulged. Mike and I left home at just after 6am this morning. First stop… Cape Town International Airport… We flew into Johannesburg … Continue reading

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8 Seconds

There’s one way to ruin the enjoyment of a mince-pie. Overheat it and then take a mouthful! Rapid puffing to try cool down fruit bubbling holes in your tongue takes time.  Mike has found the sweet spot when it comes … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping

Today I had some Christmas shopping to do and I am managing to tick a couple of boxes. #983 of my 1000 thanks – I ordered Mike’s Christmas present. He doesn’t read my blog so I could quite easily publicize … Continue reading

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Another Blessing

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Stacey has the favour of the Lord resting upon her. She has been wanting to get a backpack baby carrier so that when they go walking, Elsie can be carried on Adrian’s back. … Continue reading

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Cryptic SMS That Made My Day

It wasn’t very long nor descriptive. It may even have been identified as spam, but when I saw it, I knew it was THE ONE! The SMS I have been waiting for. Leanne the plans lady said she added my … Continue reading

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My Lamp Post

It arrived yesterday and towers above the corner of our property.  If one can be excited about a lamp-post, I am. It’s going to completely illuminate our back garden and we won’t have to pay for it or its electricity! … Continue reading

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Getting into the Festive Spirit

This weekend we put up our Christmas tree. Full disclosure, it doesn’t quite look like this yet. We have put it up but not decorated it. It comes with built-in lights and looks fabulous at night, so can get away … Continue reading

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New Carpet

You know what it’s like…you buy something and ages past and then you wonder how old it is. It’s only when an item is bought for a specific occasion that I may remember it. Like my car. Mike bought it … Continue reading

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House Plans Are Done!

Today we are in a celebratory mood! The house plans are complete! Our plans lady sent us the final copy. Mike looked over it and is happy for them to be submitted. Submitted only mind you. There will be greater … Continue reading

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Summer Rain and Load Shedding

These are two things we are waiting for tonight. It’s expected to rain a bit and load shedding is expected in our area. We went out for dinner and came home just after the clock struck 8pm. That was the … Continue reading

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