Tag Archives: Family

Elsie Turns 4

Saturday Today was the day… Elsie turned 4. Let her be the star of this shining day. We drove through to Swellendam and were met by an excited happy little girl. As she swung on her swing, I asked her … Continue reading

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Family Day.

Saturday Today was the day… We had the whole family here! It was great. Mike & I started the day going to the beach for a swim. I chose to wear my spring suit for the first time this year. … Continue reading

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Mike’s 71st Birthday

Monday Today was the day… Mike turned 71. Every birthday is a blessing. Today was no different and it was beyond wonderful to have Adrian and Stacey and Elsie with us. We started with coffee before 7 &  gave Mike … Continue reading

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I Have Company!

Sunday Today was the day… I had company. What wonderful company it is! She helped peg the washing. And even if there is a hurricane, these towels are going nowhere! Elsie is very good at pegging up the washing! She … Continue reading

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Precious Shoes at My House

Friday – 1 day til Christmas Today was the day… Christmas Eve 2021. Twas the night before Christmas and my what a windy day in Cape Town. The wind will abate a little overnight (if wind guru is to be … Continue reading

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One Heart-Warming Photo

Saturday What a treat to have the Swellendam family in town. They arrived late morning and we have had a lovely day.  Such a joy to have them here. Heart-warming photo. Enough said! Just a good memorable day and my … Continue reading

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9th September

Wednesday Today was the day… I remembered my brother Arnold. He died on this day in 2007 – 13 years ago. It’s a painful day to remember . I dug out a couple of photos of us…left to right – … Continue reading

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Mike’s Ancestors

Saturday Today was the day… I scanned family photos. This is the start of putting our house in order ahead of moving!   This is the oldest photo… I think we have here, Mike’s great great grandfather who is the oldest … Continue reading

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What Was I Like When I Was 30

Sunday Today was the day… I answered my Storyworth Question, “What was I like when I was 30?” Stacey gave me a Storyworth subscription for Christmas. Such a creative gift. Each Monday, I get a question, which I answer and … Continue reading

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Elsie Turns 2!

Thursday Today was the day… Elsie turned 2️⃣. We had a lovely family video call with her this morning. And Mike and I have just had a Skype call with Stacey and Elsie to see her opening our gift which … Continue reading

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Flying Visit To Swellendam

Friday Today Julian and I did a flying visit to Swellendam. This was for two reasons. Firstly, it was wonderful to see the family. Adrian and Stacey are both looking well and little Elsie is too. She is delightful. My … Continue reading

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Swellendam Visit

Saturday Today at 5:25am we drove away from our home expecting a very quiet and quick trip to pick up David. But 1km away there were hundreds and hundreds of people, police cars and other vehicles. We happened upon the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2019

Tuesday Today has been a lovely family day. We had a late breakfast at Blue Water Cafe with Julian, David as well as Stacey, Adrian and Elsie. It was so wonderful to have the family together. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Granny’s Curtains

Friday It’s very difficult for me to go into the cottage and not think of Granny. We built the cottage for her in 2002. Grandpa had passed away in 1998 and she was living in East London with very little … Continue reading

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Mike’s Dad

Friday I found a file today containing some of the amazing documents related to Mike’s Dad. They tell a story. The story of an honest man of the highest integrity. Mike’s Dad who we called Grandpa was born 2nd March … Continue reading

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