Category Archives: Apartment living

One More Night

Sunday Dear Elsie Today you left to go home. You got up very early and were soon in the car driving home. The house was so quiet after you left! You are a bundle of energy! Today was a busy … Continue reading

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58

Saturday  Dear Elsie Today was the day I turned 58 and you were there to celebrate with me. You love birthdays and couldn’t wait to give me my present, bake a cake and sing to me! We went to the … Continue reading

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Special Visitor

Friday 4th November Today is the day… The blog changes slightly! From now on it’s going to be a letter to Elsie! It will still give insight into my day and life in general in my lifetime, but it will … Continue reading

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Fixing the Beach Clock

Thursday Today was the day… The beach clock got fixed…we hope. One of the things that happens with the  group of Fish Hoek beach locals is they get to know the crafts of each other. One of them, named Richard, … Continue reading

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Live Life Like the Dog

Wednesday Today was a long working day and at the end of it, I had to go for a walk. I walked to the end of the beach and there was a man with his dog. This dog just loved … Continue reading

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The Gabion Baskets Have Grown

Tuesday Today was the day… I worked 8-9 hours, so it was a busy work day and it will continue to be tomorrow. I’m grateful for lots of work! It was a month ago (just about) when I put up … Continue reading

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The Day of the Empty Beach

Monday Today was the day… That every time I looked down to the beach, it was empty. A vicious south-easter, pumping through at about 40km per hour has something to do with the beach being abandoned by regular walkers and … Continue reading

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Itinerary

Sunday Today was the day… We began a real countdown to our almost 6 weeks out the country. We leave a week tomorrow. While MSC’s portal tells  me this… As quickly as it’s coming it’s going to pass by, so … Continue reading

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Swell Sea

Saturday Today was the day… We got to swim. There was a bit of wind, so the sea was buoyant, but not rough enough to prevent the shark exclusion net from being put out. It was great to swim with … Continue reading

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There’s a Bike in my Lounge

Friday Today was the day… We got a few more things done. Bought foreign currency Got some meds ie new Stugeron for sea sickness. Bought 50 medical masks And now I’m going to start, with Mike’s help, constructing our itinerary … Continue reading

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New Shoes

Thursday Today was the day… We went to Claremont to pick up  my orthodontic retainer and finally, after 5 visits I don’t need to return! Life is made up of helpful, happy little moments and today we had one of … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Yet

Wednesday Today was the day… I went walking instead of swimming because the wind was blowing. As I walked I was reminded of how it’s not over yet. My mind went back 20 years to when Mike and I attended … Continue reading

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We Got To Swim

Tuesday Today was the day… We got to swim! With the wind having been howling since last week, it was a pleasure to get a swim in today. I didn’t quite make 2km, but I did get in about 35 … Continue reading

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High Tea at Rhodes Cottage

Sunday Today was the day… We had high tea at Rhodes Cottage. It was (and still is) blowing gales. Not an outdoor day at all, so imagine my surprise when we found ourselves seated in the garden. There was a … Continue reading

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Whistling Wind

Saturday Today was the day… It blew gales. I sat in my rocking share watching a little sparrow cling to the cottage roof. He found shelter behind the chimney pot but then decided to brave the gale and sit on … Continue reading

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