Category Archives: Building a house on a mountainside

A Significant Day

Thursday Today was the day… That was significant for South Africa. It was the first day that we can legitimately be outside with no mask! Yay! It was wonderful walking outside today, maskless and not worried about it! What a … Continue reading

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Mike’s 71st Birthday

Monday Today was the day… Mike turned 71. Every birthday is a blessing. Today was no different and it was beyond wonderful to have Adrian and Stacey and Elsie with us. We started with coffee before 7 &  gave Mike … Continue reading

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Train Going Nowhere

Friday Today was the day… Mike left early to have his car serviced. I was due to go with him, but we decided it was better I stay home. If Courage forgot his key or my guests arrived early or … Continue reading

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A Good 1st of Jan!

Saturday Today was the day… The First Day of 2022! We had dinner last night with the Berettas, but came home a couple of hours before midnight. I couldn’t stay awake, so fell asleep but not before giving strict instructions … Continue reading

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The Unpredictable Cape Weather

Thursday Today was the day… Of more unpredictable Cape Town weather. The south-easter is roaring as I type. It’s crazy how windy it has been – more than last year, it seems.  It’s forecast to be quite windy for the … Continue reading

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Patio Done For Now

Wednesday Today was the day… Courage finished the patio. It is as done as it’s going to be until next year. At least there is not sand blowing everywhere. From the front door this morning… Courage working on the grass… … Continue reading

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One Year in the New House

Saturday Today was the day… We celebrate 1 year in the new house. How has that gone to quickly. A year ago, we moved in, even though things were not quite finished…this was the day we moved in This is … Continue reading

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On This Day….4 years, 3 years, 2 years & 1 year Ago

Thursday Today was the day…. That I had my final conference day. It was another windy day – and it looks like tomorrow will also be windy. I went to an early physio appointment where my left ankle tendon had … Continue reading

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Vaccine QR Code for South Africans

Monday Today was the day… That was a cold, rainy late winter’s day. It’s winter waiting for spring. So no beach for us today. Tomorrow looks better. I was thinking back over our year of swimming so far and the … Continue reading

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Heavy Duty

Monday Today was the day… That I was on Heavy Duty! I got up at 5am and started clearing some of the 400 emails. This is what happens when I do no work over the weekend. I worked until 7am … Continue reading

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A More Balanced Day.

Tuesday Today was the day… That was definitely more balanced. Mike and I woke around 6:30am, had coffee, did our reading and then went to the beach. Just before we left, we arranged the lounge so that everything was off … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago, One Year Ago & Today

Tuesday Today was the day… Google reminded me of what was happening on this day last year and the year before. On this day in 2019, our plot looked like this…piling for the foundations was underway. A year ago, this … Continue reading

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Mike is 70!

Sunday Today was the day… Mike turned 70! It’s such a milestone and we are so grateful. This day is so significant to me. Firstly, because Mike married when he was 35, we always knew and spoke about the fact … Continue reading

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Sunset Walk

Wednesday Today was the day… The wind picked up. We enjoyed two walks today. The first to the wetlands again, but not quite as far as yesterday and the second in the howling wind this evening. It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Pre-Move Day

Thursday Today was the day… We moved furniture across to Echo. I didn’t see that coming. Werner, the builder made three trips… It was strange to see the furniture in the building… And even stranger to see our house so … Continue reading

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