Tag Archives: Granny

No Granite Yet + Buying a Bed

Wednesday Today was the day… The granite did not arrive. We actually got a message this time last evening to say it was not yet finished and it will arrive on Thursday. This afternoon I messaged the consultant and he … Continue reading

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Granny’s Work

Monday Today was the day… Much work was done at Echo, although I wasn’t there to see it. We phoned the Solar company and the solar panels are being delivered tomorrow. I phoned the Granite company and they should be … 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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Often Things Are Not As They Seem!

Monday After walking through Kalk Bay yesterday and photographing the house being built on the main road…. After admiring it and how far they had got and how many obstacles they had  overcome, I was shocked to discover their plans … Continue reading

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Granny’s Book

Tuesday When Mike’s Mom (aka Granny) was alive, she liked to collect stories and inspirational poems and prose. Sometimes, she cut them out of magazines. Other times, she meticulously copied them down. All were stored in an A4 exercise book … Continue reading

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Caught in Protests

Wednesday Julian usually comes on a Wednesday  but this week he arrived last night, so this evening we went out for dinner. We decided to go to Imhoff to one of our favourite restaurants Blue Water Cafe. The sun is … Continue reading

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Remembering Granny

Today 5 years ago, Granny passed away.  Today I’m remembering her. I’m thinking of how often I looked at her frailty and knew that this day was coming. Time dragged by in those days. She was slow and infirm and … Continue reading

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Follow Up to Yesterday’s Tragedy

This morning news broke that not only had Austin Wesson died in a car accident but his wife of one day had succumbed to her injuries as well. Austin’s family are hastily making arrangements to fly to the States to lay … Continue reading

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Reflections of Granny

Oh wow, I was looking back on some old blogs and I came upon this one. I remember this moment… Friday 15th June 2012 9-47pm This is a post I just want to write and not necessarily post for public … Continue reading

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3 Years Since Granny Slipped Away

It’s hard to believe it’s three years since Granny (Mike’s Mom) passed away. This morning as I mentioned it to Mike, from our bedroom window we saw a beautiful rainbow. God’s promise of never again will He flood the earth. … Continue reading

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The Menace of Ageing

I’m not that old and yet I notice the menace of ageing. I can’t think as quickly as I used to. I have to think a fraction longer to retrieve the information I need. It is consistent with my age, but annoying … Continue reading

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High-heeled one

Around about 7am, Mike and I crawled out of bed and wandered up to the hot springs for an early morning soak. We tried out a number of pools including this one…it’s not where the other hot springs are, but … Continue reading

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Misunderstandings

It’s quite difficult working at my desk all day, getting square-eyes looking at a screen and then taking a break to do my blog, which entails sitting a bit more looking at a screen. The other thing is that when I’ve … Continue reading

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Making Marriage Work – Accepting The In-Laws

 In-law troubles can plague a marriage. But it goes without saying that when you marry, your new marriage partner comes with a whole lot of family, whom you haven’t chosen. Several events involving family members, particularly on my side of … Continue reading

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Remembering Granny – It’s Been Two Years

I don’t want to forget her face or some of her cute mannerisms. Two years ago today, Granny (Mike’s Mom) slipped into eternity. She was 89 and had a long life. We were the privileged ones to have had her … Continue reading

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