Tag Archives: Family

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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Shredding

Wednesday Today I shredded! Hundreds of sheets of paper went through my tiny shredder two pages at a time. Paper from more than a decade ago – anything with personal details – got shredded. It was so cathartic. I put … Continue reading

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Sorting and Shredding

Monday Over the last month, I’ve only worked on average 22 hours a week, which has been very comfortable but I have asked myself what did I do with the rest of the time? Today, as I got to the … Continue reading

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The Cape N2

Saturday  Last night we slept well. Elsie slept through and woke up at about 7am. I was enthusiastic about getting her up…she not so much. Who was this stranger moving one of her morning planets? Add to that, she was … Continue reading

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A Discombobulated Day

Tuesday Today the rain swept in and the Cape was under thick cloud. It was a good day to spend under the duvet and under most normal Tuesday circumstances I would have been able to do this, but not today. … Continue reading

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It’s Not Difficult To Write About Today

(I’ll continue yesterday’s story tomorrow!) The date today – 20th June is pretty much etched in my mind! It is the day, TEN years ago today that my beautiful daughter walked down a very short aisle to marry an amazing … Continue reading

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Happy Dose of Elsie

The sun set most beautiful this evening… And with it my heart is full. Today Stacey and Adrian came for a visit. Elsie is just too cute. She is 11 months old now and loves knocking heads… And if you … Continue reading

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