Sun Valley Pond is Full


Last year we visited the Sun Valley pond often to see how full it was. After a long and hard drought, it finally started filling up. The last picture I took of it this season was on 9th June.

A month later and it is looking very healthy…

This was it this time last year…

I took a panoramic photo…

After last year’s drought we are so appreciative of water.

Today, I overslept and only really started working after having breakfast with Julian and David and after going with Julian so he could renew his driver’s licence. It was so quiet at the traffic department. It took 35 minutes in total. We did learn something. They hold learner’s licence tests from 8-30am. The successful candidates come out at about 9-50am and get in a queue to pay. We were blessed to be at the front of the cashier queue before all the successful learners came out. If you need to do anything at the Fish Hoek traffic department get there before the learners finish!

I worked for a few hours. Mike was out at a meeting but returned around lunchtime. We watched some of the cricket –  England thrashed Australia in the semi final of the World cup cricket. Now, New Zealand play England in the final on Sunday.

Julian and I walked to Harbour Bay. Glencairn beach looked lovely…

It’s been a lovely day.

Nugget from my journey…the one that springs to mind so vividly happened two years ago when we were going through that dreadful spate of burglaries. I was feeling so discouraged after the fingerprint guy had come and really gave us no hope in dealing with crime. “If they want to get in they will,” he told us.  I needed to go to the mall which I did with my heart in my boots. I felt so hopeless and helpless. I started to pray. “Lord,” I said, “please encourage me, I need a sign, please send me someone I know.” As I prayed it, I slightly shook my head – don’t ask for a sign, I thought, but the prayer was out before I knew it and as I took another step forward, I heard a little voice behind me. I turned and there was my very close friend Riana!  I was speechless. I told her what had happened and she was as amazed as I! She took me out for tea and we had a quick cuppa before I came home, feeling a whole lot lighter than when I left. That answer to an arrow prayer went on to encourage Mike. As I arrived home and he met me, I said “everything is going to be alright.” I told him what had happened and he too was in awe.

God is faithful!

Psalm 61:7

May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

These are the days.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


I walked today – twice. I’m up to 11 760 steps.


Day 240



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