Tag Archives: Family

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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6 Generations of Faces

A few weeks ago I posted information about China on my work Linked In profile. My half cousin, Michael, commented. I had received a Christmas Card from Michael and Kate but they did not include their email address and I … Continue reading

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Family Day!

This morning Adrian, Stacey and Elsie arrived to spend most of the day with us. David came too. It was wonderful and memorable. Elsie has grown so much since Christmas Day which was when we last saw her. She is … Continue reading

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The New Kettle

It was a bit disturbing a few weeks ago when I went to put water in the kettle there were bits of red plastic floating in the water. The red plastic covering a pipe thingy was perishing. In the end I took … Continue reading

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Back To Front Day

This morning, we woke up after a really good night’s sleep. A public holiday in South Africa (roll over from yesterday’s Day of Reconciliation), it felt like it should be a day that I could chill. But I had done … Continue reading

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Heading Home

We have had two wonderful days in Swellendam. We have just loved hanging out with Elsie, chatting to Adrian and Stacey and seeing Adrian’s Dad as well. Our plan was to leave at 5am tomorrow morning, but we have decided … Continue reading

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Elsie Time

I was awoken by Mike early, early this morning. The alarm had gone off and I hadn’t heard it. I hopped out of bed, dressed and at 4-38am, we drove away from the house and headed for Swellendam. Surprisingly, there … Continue reading

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Funny Things David Said

So today I’ll write out some of the funny things David said. While Stacey was measuring (at 2 she took Mike’s tape measure and said “now I’m going to measure 14, 19, 14, 19, 14, 19!), David was observing people … Continue reading

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Funny Things Stacey Said

I found the Stacey & David ‘talk book’.  When Stacey was just over 2 years old, I realised that I needed a place to jot down some of the things she said.  Playing with words and experimenting with sounds came … Continue reading

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