Tag Archives: Living on Fish Hoek mountainside

Two Years Ago, One Year Ago & Today

Tuesday Today was the day… Google reminded me of what was happening on this day last year and the year before. On this day in 2019, our plot looked like this…piling for the foundations was underway. A year ago, this … Continue reading

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Going from Miss to Mrs

Sunday Today was the day… Mike and I woke up feeling a whole lot better. Not wildly hungry still, but definitely on the mend. Also, today was the day, I found our Antenuptial Contract! Back in 1986, we were advised … Continue reading

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Six Months in the New House

Friday This was the day… We celebrated 6 months in the new house. I woke up at 3:30am. Mike was fast asleep. I got up and in the darkness walked into the lounge and admired the light. “I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Blog from the Balcony

Friday Today was the day… We woke up at 3am to what sounded like a single gunshot! Mike and I both woke up at the same time with ‘what was that?’ Mike got up and looked out our balcony doors … Continue reading

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Submarine but not a yellow one

Thursday Today was the day… We saw an SA navy submarine. I’ve often heard the locals say ‘did you see the submarine?’ but I never have, until today. There it was cruising across the bay. I’m not sure what it … Continue reading

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Swimming Further

Monday Today was the day… That was really enjoyable. Every day the sea has a different mood. Mike and I went down to the beach. Mike jogged. I swam while he was jogging. The wind was blowing and the waves … Continue reading

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Something Broke Our Composting Bin

Wednesday Today was the day… We got to swim in the sea nice and early. It was lovely down on the beach. Mike and I went down together, had a dip and then went and did a bit of shopping. … Continue reading

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Three Months

Saturday Today was the day.. We celebrated 3 months in our new home. The day dawned still and fresh. We slept in and then walked to the village for some supplies. After breakfast, we spent the morning at home. I … Continue reading

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They Just Keep on Coming

Thursday Today was the day… The wind dropped and it was a glorious day. It was a day for cleaning windows. We did ours. Courage did the rest… This was my tea break view – Mike working on his tan… … Continue reading

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Bird Got Stuck

Wednesday Today was the day… The sun shone,  the sky was blue and the swell of the sea rolled gently towards the coast. It was a perfect summer’s day. I put yesterday’s blog out before Mike and I went walking. … Continue reading

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Fun Past-time

Tuesday Today was the day… We had a lot of birds at the feeders. I don’t know if this is going to be a fun past-time or way too time consuming. I can spend a lot of time just watching … Continue reading

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Back To Work Again

Monday Today was the day… I went back to work again in a more serious way. During the holidays, I checked email inboxes but that took very little time. This is what happened today: I worked about 6 hours. I … Continue reading

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Me As An 8-Year Old

Tuesday Today was the day… I Googled my maiden name and found a surprising result. I was wondering if an old school friend (who I cannot find on social media) googled Helga Sones if she would find me online. As … Continue reading

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What We Didn’t Imagine

Saturday Today was the day… There was a beautiful sunrise… Not long after the sun broke through the clouds, I baked! Yes! I know, it’s a new me… The new kitchen, oven and of course dish washer have something to … Continue reading

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Seed Thief!

Tuesday Today was the day… We had a seed thief! Slowly but surely the birds have been coming and eating the seed. I have put it in the trees protected from the wind. Today, I peered out the laundry window … Continue reading

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