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My Beautiful Cape Town

Saturday Today was the day… We went back to the tile stores in Paarden Eiland. A batch of our tiles had arrived and we took our sample out to check they were the right ones. They weren’t. It ended up … Continue reading

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Ivy Out of Control…

Sunday Today was the day… I trimmed some more of the ivy. At home we have a front wall made up of pillars with iron verticals in between. The pillars are covered with ivy and with all the rain, it’s … Continue reading

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Into Cape Town

Friday Today was the day that… I went into Cape Town. I did a bit of work first and then had an appointment with the surgeon who will be assisting my main surgeon for the jaw surgery, but he will … Continue reading

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Cape Town As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Tuesday Yesterday when we were at Echo, I found one of Julian’s new books, entitled Views of South Africa. Julian estimated it was published in about 1903, as it makes reference to the late Cecil John Rhodes and he died … Continue reading

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Making a New Memory

Sunday Today Mike and I started chatting about his first overseas trip. Until the age of 60, Mike had never been overseas, so that first trip was to be so memorable for him. We started talking about exactly what happened, … Continue reading

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Sizzling Day 1

This week there is a bit of a heat wave in Cape Town this week. Even now it’s 23C and close to 9pm. This is the forecast for the week… The hope of rain on Tuesday. We started the day … Continue reading

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Truffles is Better

This evening Truffles looks almost back to normal. She is her old snooty self. Such a relief. Earlier I was thinking she was about 80% better. Now I’m thinking it’s about 90%. She’s eaten a lot today, but still not … Continue reading

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Bad Truffles

Today has been a fabulous day – really enjoyable. But the main incident of the day was when I drove up to the house after taking Julian to the airport. There was Truffles in the front garden with a dove … Continue reading

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Berg Winds

Today was hot. We are mid-winter, dry and desperate for rain. The dam levels have done well with the rain that fell a week ago, but since, we have had sunshine and plenty of it. Today the berg winds blew… … Continue reading

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Beautiful Winter’s Day in Fish Hoek

It most certainly has been a most beautiful winter’s day in Fish Hoek. This evening Julian and I walked to Kalk Bay. It’s such a lovely walk from down the cat walk, along the beach and then along the Main … Continue reading

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Back In Cape Town

We left Swellendam at 6am. I was quite embarrassed because we had to get out the house and Adrian and Stacey were still fast asleep. I thought perhaps Elsie had woken them at 3 or 4am and they had gone … Continue reading

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Storm Damage and Breaking Ground

Last night’s storm was pretty significant. This morning when I left for gym I was surprised by some of the damage. There were a number of trees down and a lot of debris on the road. We ourselves had our … Continue reading

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Discombobulated!

Today has been a great day but I am feeling discombobulated. My diet has gone haywire. With all the exercise I’ve been doing, I’ve been craving carbs and SUGAR (horror of horrors)! Today I decided to get back to basics. … Continue reading

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Dinner Deluxe

Last night we had quite a dinner. Dinner Deluxe indeed. To get the idea, here’s the definition of deluxe… With it being Mike and David’s birthdays, Julian decided to treat us to one of the most spectacular restaurants in the … Continue reading

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Rich Days

Woke up this morning and as we went through our regular routine, I thought to myself these are rich days. Mike and I chatted about what we were reading in the Bible and I told him some of the stories … Continue reading

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