Category Archives: Day to Day Blogs

A Duiker Ate My Petunias!

Thursday Today was the day… We walked out the front door and to my shock, something had eaten my petunias…every single one! There was a stray blossom that had fallen down the side of the wall, but that was it. … Continue reading

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The Sea Was Brrrrr

Wednesday Today was the day… Mike and I woke early – well I woke early and then badgered my poor husband out of bed because I wanted to know what the bright stars were in the east. We discovered they … Continue reading

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Builder’s Stairs Are Down

Tuesday Today was the day… The builder’s stairs finally got taken down. This was 30th September 2019 that they were being built… 3rd October 2019… They were well used during the build…   Yesterday Courage made great progress in disassembling … Continue reading

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David Turns 30!

Monday Today was the day… David turned 30. Yup, 30 years ago, I was a very happy Mama! We started the day by going down to the beach and Adrian, Stacey and Elsie joined us. Elsie stood in the sea … 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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Mike’s Last Day in His 60s

Saturday Today is the day… …we woke up to a lovely sunrise….photos don’t do it justice… We celebrated Mike’s last day in his 60s. I’m not sure why we are so very excited about him turning 70. I certainly can’t … Continue reading

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Birthday Weekend 2021

Friday Today is the day… I did a bit of a shop for the birthday weekend food. I ordered Mike’s cake and got the ingredients for David’s choice. I also got most of what I need for Mike’s birthday lunch. … Continue reading

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Mike in His Happy Place

Thursday Today was the day… We reverted to our usual routine. We went to the beach and I swam in choppy water while Mike jogged. There was no crawl to be done in the sea today. I tried, but got … Continue reading

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I Caught a Bus

Wednesday Today was the day… I caught a bus. It must have been the first time in about 30 years I caught a Golden Arrow bus. It happened like this: We decided to have a break from our usual walk … Continue reading

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The Stillness of the Day

Tuesday Today was the day… There was no wind. It was so very still that it impacted each minute of the entire day from sunrise… To sunset… And every moment in between… With the wind expected to pick up in … Continue reading

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Swimming Further

Monday Today was the day… That was really enjoyable. Every day the sea has a different mood. Mike and I went down to the beach. Mike jogged. I swam while he was jogging. The wind was blowing and the waves … Continue reading

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Busy Social Day

Sunday Today was the day… We did a lot of socialising. We went to the beach as usual, although it was a little later than normal. Mike jogged to the end of the beach and back. I swam for 30 … Continue reading

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Human-Seeking Mallard

Saturday Today was the day… I saw the human seeking Mallard duck again – only this time it wasn’t in the sea. Mike and I went down early this morning. Swimming conditions were perfect. I swam for 30 minutes. Mike … Continue reading

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20 on Echo Guesthouse is Almost Ready

Friday Today was the day… I worked on the cottage and it now has a new name – it’s grown up sufficiently enough for me to now start referring to it as 20 on Echo Guesthouse! From now on, I … Continue reading

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Fearless Swim!

Thursday Today was the day… I swam fearlessly, not worrying about sharks!  When we woke up this morning a little rain swept by, so we only ended up heading for the beach at about 7:30am. But we are so glad … Continue reading

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