Tag Archives: Swellendam

Making Memories

Thursday Dear Elsie Today was the day you and I had tea! I wonder if you will remember this day. When you are older and reading this, let me know if you do. We came through for a few hours¬† … Continue reading

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If You Have a Cat, Get One of These

Wednesday Dear Elsie Today was the day there were riots in Swellendam! What I heard on the news is if you stayed in an informal settlement you automatically got an indigent subsidy. Then the Council instituted a new policy which … Continue reading

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Traffic Drone & We Beat the Cold Front

Sunday Dear Elsie, It was a treat to see you yesterday and today! You are growing up so fast. You are so very entertaining and say all sorts of fun things, like when eating jelly you asked, “Does jelly come … Continue reading

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Jeffrey’s Bay to Swellendam

Saturday Dear Elsie Today was the day we drove from Jeffrey’s Bay to Swellendam to see you! You have been sick and so have your parents. Your Dad described it as ‘properly sick!’ You poor thing. All of you have … Continue reading

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We Lay Down Our Heads Here Tonight

Sunday Dear Elsie Tonight we lay down our heads just around the corner from you. We woke up early this morning after a lovely evening with Monica yesterday. She may be not as healthy as she was, but she is … Continue reading

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Back from our Overnight Jaunt

Saturday Today was the day… …we woke up in Stanford. We left yesterday afternoon and took the long route round. Through Gordon’s Bay, past Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Vermont & Hermanus until we arrived on the outskirts … Continue reading

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Stacey’s Birthday

Saturday Today was the day… Stacey celebrated her birthday and we went to Swellendam to celebrate with her. We had an uneventful trip both ways and a lovely time with them. We first met at the padstal. After a warm … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have a Head!

Wednesday Today was the day…. We woke up in Caledon and had a lovely morning between the hot springs, breakfast and rest! The internet has been pretty bad here, so I couldn’t work, but later in the evening, like now, … Continue reading

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Elsie with the Dog

Saturday Today was the day… We returned from our overnight birthday celebration in Swellendam. Elsie is now 3 and has grown so much since I last took a photo of her with this dog statue. The first set were taken … Continue reading

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Elsie Turns 3!

Friday Today was the day… We drove through to Swellendam because Elsie turns 3 today! We stopped off at Grabouw, so Mike could renew his passport… Another milestone on the road…my car has done 100 000km… Arriving in Swellendam it … Continue reading

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Day Trip!

Saturday Today was the day… We went to Swellendam for the day! It’s such a good idea to get out of town. We left early (4:40am) and took a leisurely drive. On the way there were a couple of sights … Continue reading

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Big White Cat

Sunday Today when I woke up in Swellendam, it was raining! I got up and went to the kitchen only to hear a piteous meowing. I wondered where it came from. I opened the blinds to look out the window … 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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Roadtrippin’

Friday New Month. Welcome to November! Today we left Cape Town at 10am and took a slow meandering drive to Swellendam. We took our time, stopped twice and arrived at 1-30pm. David drove half the way and I drove the … Continue reading

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Following the Cloud

Sunday Today, we woke around 7ish, had (instant) coffee and then packed up. This is the little cottage from the gate.¬† Clean, comfortable, cosy and close to town. It’s on quiet, tree-lined Berg Street… We first went to the family’s … Continue reading

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