Tag Archives: David

Walking and Learning

When I was a teenager studying for school exams one of the habits I got into was walking and learning. I would go down to the school fields, taking my study notes with me and I’d walk round and round … Continue reading

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The Guitar

Mike loves browsing through Cash Crusaders. The other day he was there and spotted a guitar – an entry-level Epiphone for R299. On closer inspection, while well-worn, it was solid. He was so tempted to buy it, but he didn’t. … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Quote Arrived

In a week or two we should receive a quote for the house we hope to have built this year. Last night the engineer’s quote arrived. We weren’t sure how much to expect. He gave us a deal where if … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. I was reminded of that when David passed the 1000 subscriber mark on YouTube. 14 more have subscribed since then, but back in August when he uploaded a piece called Thunderclouds, he had … Continue reading

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8 Seconds

There’s one way to ruin the enjoyment of a mince-pie. Overheat it and then take a mouthful! Rapid puffing to try cool down fruit bubbling holes in your tongue takes time.  Mike has found the sweet spot when it comes … Continue reading

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A Night Drive

It’s the first time we have decided to drive home from Swellendam late at night, but it actually worked very well. Mike had slept in the afternoon so he was fresh. He’s a night owl so  generally wakes up after … 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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I Gave It My All

Today has been quite a busy day. I gave it my all at gym because I know that I won’t be back there before Monday. As a result I was finished when I got home and took to my bed … Continue reading

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We Fixed the Gate!

When I married Mike, I got a lot more than I could ever have imagined. When I met Mike, I soon discovered him to be a Jack of all Trades and a Master of Many. Talent abounded. He could fix … Continue reading

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Pater Wouring Down the Mountains

Another glorious day in Swellendam! I love coming here and two nights is just perfect. I get to see the family, still do a bit of work and today I got to walk 9 holes with Mike. I just love … Continue reading

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30-30-30

More rainy weather today. The wind was cold and the clouds thick for most of the day, but the rain only came this evening. We had a leisurely lie-in, including breakfast in bed. Finally mid morning we got up and … Continue reading

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David’s Birthday

Today we celebrate David’s 27th birthday. He has grown into a mature, thoughtful, funny adult and we love him! I have spoken to him but we only get to see him in a couple of hours. We are going out … Continue reading

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Big Vibrations

Not good vibrations, I may add. Just big ones. I walked in at lunchtime after being out for an hour or so to find the house vibrating. Everything was shuddering just ever so slightly…here’s why… This massive steam roller with … Continue reading

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Everything Happens for a Reason

Today I was reminded that everything happens for a reason. Without going into detail, in December 2015 I had a bad experience that left me shattered and feeling so very devastated for the people involved. I learned from it and never … Continue reading

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He Did It!

Late last night, close to midnight, our landline phone rang. My heart immediately raced. Who could be calling at this time of night? I jumped out of bed and ran to the phone. I could see it was a cell … Continue reading

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