Category Archives: Home renovations

“Landscaping”

Wednesday Landscaping sounds so much better than tossing rocks. Today I rested. We woke late and didn’t go to the site this morning, choosing to have a break and go this afternoon. In between Courage came and we now have … Continue reading

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Beauty from Barren

There is an unfortunate truth that Mike and I are pretty bad gardeners. We just don’t have the green fingers required to create and maintain a lovely garden. There is one plant however, that blossoms in spite of neglect. It … Continue reading

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A Satisfying Day

I’m trying to take advantage of the windless, dry autumn days that we are having in Cape Town. How we long for rain, but even though we need it, these days need to be appreciated. This morning I took myself … Continue reading

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Breaking Glass in the Night

I was awoken just after 3am to the sound of breaking glass! I lay in bed drowsy, trying to make sense of it, uncertain if I had been dreaming. It didn’t sound like a window being broken. It was the … Continue reading

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Paving is Done But Not Without Hiccups

Today is absolutely wonderful! The house is quiet. There is no angle grinding of bricks outside or clouds of red dust in the air. The paving is done, but it was not without hiccups. The company (small informal company with an … Continue reading

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Paving the Back Garden

This has been years in coming. I wonder what Granny would have made of it all. In her younger days she would have watched with great interest and pottered around and spoken Xhosa to the workers and commented on what … Continue reading

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