Category Archives: Echo Photos

Giants of the Deep

Tuesday Today was the day… We didn’t swim, but we did walk to the village for shopping. We got home, had breakfast and then I started work. Mid-morning Leanne came. Leanne is the plans lady who saw our house plans … Continue reading

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Beaches Are Open!

Tuesday Today was the day… …the beaches opened after more than a month of being close due to rising Covid-19 numbers. About a month ago, our stats reached over 20000 new cases a day. Yesterday they were down to under … Continue reading

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Summer Rain

Sunday Today, the last day of January, was the day… It rained. It wasn’t heavy pouring rain, but intermitted drizzle with light showers. The clouds rolled in over Fish Hoek, leaving the view decidedly grey. Mike and I walked to … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2020

Friday Christmas Day 2020! I woke up really early this morning and crept through the darkness of the pre-dawn morning to check on the leg of lamb which had been simmering overnight in the slow cooker. As I pondered the … Continue reading

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Solar Is Up & Running

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 Today was a red-letter day. The solar is up and running. Mike will add, ‘after a fashion’ but the fact that I have a cake in the oven and am typing this and we are not … Continue reading

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The Mince Pie Metal

Tuesday Today was the day… I got a response regarding the piece of metal in the mince pie. My email finally got to the right person and the latest news is a courier will arrive tomorrow morning and collect the … Continue reading

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Noises in the Night

Friday Today was the day… We had an unexpected visitor! Last night, Mike had fallen asleep and I was still awake when I started hearing strange sounds. Our new house is very quiet. If a door or window is open, … Continue reading

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Metal in a Mince Pie

Monday Today was the day… That was very busy. I worked for 7 hours. But also on my to-do list was to contact Pick n Pay as yesterday as I enjoyed a dessert of Christmas Mince pie and ice cream, … Continue reading

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Solar Panels Are Up!

Friday Today was the day… The balance of the solar panels were put up. Yesterday the team managed to get 4 up. Today 23 more were lugged up… They are not very noticeable…lying flat and ready to soak up the … Continue reading

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Summer Came

Thursday Today was the day… Summer came to Cape Town. The wind dropped overnight, the sun shone brightly and the temperature rose to the late 20s, at least. Mike organised Courage and one other worker to put the rails on … Continue reading

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It All Comes Down To This

Wednesday So here we are on the 11th November 2020. After a year of building, we are in the house and have been for more than 3 weeks.  Our old house is 3/4 empty.  Having started from virgin land, we … Continue reading

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300 Rocks

Monday Today was the day… That was really busy for me. I had three online meetings and a visit to the orthodontist. The latest news is that pretty much my treatment is complete. The Dr is really happy with the … Continue reading

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The Rain and the Ladder

Sunday Today was the day… The rain poured down but one part of the downpipe had com adrift from the connector to the gutter. This resulted in water gushing down the hill causing mud to collect at each of the … Continue reading

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Working from Home

Monday Today was the day… I worked from our new home for the first time. I had done some work from here before, but today, I had my weekly team meeting from here. I’ve reset my office nook up in … Continue reading

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Windy Windy Weather

Saturday Today was the day… It blew gales in Fish Hoek. It’s so interesting because the different weather brings out different variations of water activities. For days like this, when the wind is strong, both kite and wind surfers make … Continue reading

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