Category Archives: Day to Day Blogs

Waffles for Breakfast

Saturday Dear Elsie It was good to speak to you today! I’m glad you liked the frilly skirt I gave you for your birthday. I can’t wait to see you again soon. I didn’t tell you but today was the … Continue reading

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Fish Hoek Dune Rehabilitation

Friday Dear Elsie Today it has been overcast and chilly. Late yesterday afternoon, we took a walk to Fish Hoek to see the dune rehabilitation. We could see they had been working on the dunes but now there is more … Continue reading

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The Main Event

Thursday Dear Elsie The main event of the day was David’s return from Johannesburg. He arrived back safe and sound. We had gone to the airport in driving rain which is still falling. I met him at arrivals and we … Continue reading

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Outside Work Continues

Wednesday Dear Elsie Today was the day David had his visit to the Chinese embassy in Johannesburg and all went well. His passport should be available for collection by Monday and he will then have 3 months to get better … Continue reading

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David Arrived in Jo’burg

Tuesday Dear Elsie Today was the day that began super early with Mike taking David to the airport. His long Covid results in him having energy in the morning and none in the afternoon. He also struggles to walk further … Continue reading

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Quick Trip Home

Monday Dear Elsie Today was the day we had a quick trip home from Swellendam. Somehow, leaving on a Monday morning at 7.45am was the sweet spot. It was 6 degrees in Swellendam¬† this morning, so we noticed the chill. … Continue reading

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Elsie Turns 5

Sunday Dear Elsie Today you turned 5!! I was so excited to be with you and we had a lot of fun. You got lots of lovely gifts including books from Oupa, Lego & nail varnish from Mama and Papa … Continue reading

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Jeffrey’s Bay to Swellendam

Saturday Dear Elsie Today was the day we drove from Jeffrey’s Bay to Swellendam to see you! You have been sick and so have your parents. Your Dad described it as ‘properly sick!’ You poor thing. All of you have … Continue reading

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Monica’s Funeral

Friday Dear Elsie Today was the day we celebrated the life and mourned the passing of Monica, my sister-in-law, Granpa’s sister. We woke at about 7am, had coffee and breakfast, showered, dressed and left at 9.30am to get to the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey’s Bay

Thursday Dear Elsie Today was the day we left home really early and drove to Jeffrey’s Bay. We left super early – earlier than we have ever left home before – 4.18am to be exact.¬† We arrived at Jeffrey’s Bay … Continue reading

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Plans Unfold

Wednesday Dear Elsie We are going on a road trip and this weekend get to see you! We looked at prices last night to fly to PE for Monica’s memorial service on Friday, thinking we could fly in and out … Continue reading

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Monica’s Passing & David’s Appointment

Tuesday Dear Elsie In the course of your life you will have sad days and bad days and sometimes those days will be turn out to be overwhelming days. Today was one of them for us. We woke up this … Continue reading

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Now What Have I Done?

Monday Dear Elsie Today was the day I mainly worked! But I began the day by reading the Bible as usual and I came across a verse that I’ve read before but not really paid attention. Today I noticed it … Continue reading

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Answers Are Coming

Sunday Dear Elsie, Today was the day of three powerful words – Answers are coming. Three words out of thousands of words spoken in church today, but three words that are a great reminder for me. Answers are coming. George … Continue reading

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The Cape Doctor is in Town

Saturday Dear Elsie Today was the day I went birthday present shopping for YOU! That was fun. In collaboration with your Mom I bought the things we think you will love. They are now mostly wrapped & ready to be … Continue reading

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