Tag Archives: Landscaping

Growth

Monday Today was the day… I woke up after a really good night’s sleep. Mike ran 12km yesterday so he wasn’t about to go to the beach for a morning run. I started work early and got in about 8 … Continue reading

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Extra Protection

Thursday Today was the day… It POURED with rain and we spent three hours at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation in a slow moving queue for extra Covid protection. With us heading to Italy in 3 months time (DV), and … Continue reading

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Tanks a Quarter Full

Wednesday Today was the day… We had enough rain to fill the tanks to a quarter. Mike was a happy man! The other day, I forgot to mention, we trotted off to Valley Timbers and picked up a couple of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Water Tanks

Tuesday Today was the day… I felt more in control than yesterday. I’ve worked a 9+ hour day but did the last hour between 8 & 9pm and so had a break in-between. Also, mid-morning the MD of the company … Continue reading

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We Have a Rickety Fence

Friday  Today was the day… We had two extra workers come. They were here to help lug fencing and poles up the hill. The other day, the worker for the house on the Simon’s Town side started cutting back some … Continue reading

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Doors Are Done

Wednesday Today was the day… We went swimming! It was a very balmy winter’s day – another lull before the rain. The water was amazingly warm for this time of the year – 15C they said. I swam for just … Continue reading

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Mike Making Gates

Wednesday Today was the day… Mike made gates. This is the second set. He made these ones for the Little Lookout… And now he is making more for the Seaview apartment entrance…this is the gap into which they will go… … Continue reading

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Days Like Today

Tuesday Today was the day… That was a special day in Cape Town – the free gift of a beautiful day for every Capetonian and everyone else who bathed in her warm wind-free sunshine. Days like today don’t come along … Continue reading

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Trip to GB

Sunday Today was the day… We slept in and had a relaxing morning. Late morning, we went across to Gordon’s Bay. We went to Bikini Beach Bookshop. On entry, this chap caught my eye. Meet Cat Poor Kitty. Everyone has … Continue reading

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Our Entrance Has Changed

Tuesday Today was the day… A few things happened. We swam! It was crazy because we woke up to drizzly weather, yet with not too much wind, a trip to the beach seemed a good idea. We took jackets with … Continue reading

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Big Fat Green Worm

Tuesday Today was the day… We found a big fat green worm eating one of our vines. We had noticed one of the vines was not thriving… Courage took a closer look and found one of these. It’s a vine … Continue reading

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Clearing the Funicular Lane

Monday Today was the day… More clearing was done on the funicular lane. The plan is to (one day in the next couple of years) have a funicular – a mountainside lift – that will transport us up and down … Continue reading

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What Strange Prints on the Beach

Tuesday Today was the day… I got to go to the beach with Elsie again and we found some really strange prints on the beach. First there were two…a duck of some sort? And then there were 6. Where did … Continue reading

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Handrail

Thursday Today was the day… We finally got a 2nd hand rail up the main stairs. Two down, one to go. This one goes from the lower patio to the Little Lookout. The second one goes from the Little Lookout … Continue reading

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Mike’s Bespoke Doors are Done

Monday Today was the day… Mike and Courage installed the bespoke courtyard doors Mike designed and made himself. They look great. This is from the stairs… And this is from the entrance to the Little Lookout looking towards them… When … Continue reading

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