NANOWRIMO: Day two Animals

National Novel Writing Month

November 2: 1959 words

Gives me 3621 words for two days.

I wrote about Animals in my life.

  • Milk Goats
  • Dogs : Alaskan Malamutes, Miniature Schnauzers, Boerboel.

Tomorrow I’m going on with Animals and tell about qualifying as an animal behaviourist.

NANOWRIMO: First day update.

National Novel Writing Month

November 1, I wrote 1662, pew I did it!

I wrote about me baby sitting Bea my nearly three year old grand daughter.

Bea watching TV while Luigi is enjoying her cuddles.


National Novel Writing Month 2019

Once you’ve input your title and synopsis, you can view the front and back of your burgeoning novel by flipping the cover!

How to view your excerpt and synopsis.
  • Second, get ready to update your word count! Your word-count updater for National Novel Writing Month will appear when November 1 rolls around in your time zone (double check that setting here)! Prepare to write wherever you prefer to do that—a notebook, Google Docs, Word, etc.

    You can update your total word count, or add to your current count. You can also use the timer to set a word sprint for yourself and enter your progress that way!
  • Third: speaking of word sprints… have you followed @NaNoWordSprints yet? Our team will be running timed writing exercises all month long to keep your inspiration high.
  • Fourth: Fit in your last days of NaNo Prep! Check out the offers from our sponsors on writing software and prep tools, and tackle some exercises in our free NaNo Prep workbook.

New book: My diary May 2019



I started my writing journey in 2012. Every Friday afternoon interested writers join the “It’s write Easy” writing group in our local library in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. We write short anecdotes about our lives, read it to each other and comment on each others writing.

Every year we as writers put a book together using pieces of writing from the past year. This year I wrote daily entrants in my diary for the month of May. I plan to publish it in an online book(eBook).

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Photo edits

Original photo

Pencil sketch

Friendly Friday – Photo Edits

This week on Friendly Friday your topic is ‘photo edits’. You can also choose to post the same photo two different ways if you don’t know of/have access to editing software, such as a before and after scenario.

It could be a before /after photo taken of the same subject at two different times, of the day or year/s, or at two different angles.

How to join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Post a comment below and include a ‘Friendly Friday- Photo Edits’ ping-back in your post, so others can find your entry.

The ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge’ is launched every second Friday here at:

Something to Ponder About, and every other Friday at: The Snow Melts Somewhere.

Scroll down to more detailed instructions on joining in with Friendly Friday .

Friendly Friday
  • Publish a new ‘Friendly Friday – ‘Photo Edits,’ post including a URL link to this post, tagging the post, ‘Friendly Friday.’ Add the Photo Challenge logo, if you wish.
  • Copy the published url into the comments below, so other readers can visit your blog.
  • Visit other Friendly Friday entries by following the links. It’s fun!
  • Follow the host blogs to see future prompts.

Please note there is no deadlines for any Friendly Friday challenge.

Woordsnoer: Reën-reën-waar-is-jy?


Oom Paul Kruger se verjaardag, rysmiere wat skielik verskyn, die Piet-My-Vrou wat roep, die Bosveld visvanger se tjiep-tjirr, ‘n legio bygelowe gaan saam met die koms van die reën. Dis lekker, sulke vertellinge or bygelowe.

Kom ons relaas oor die stories rondom die koms van die reën en die seën wat dit vir ons bring. Die knoop lê in die gebruik van die volgende woorde in jou reënsnoer:

W00rde om te gebruik: Ontwaak, sfinks, duskant, oproerig, asvaal, astrant, eteries, swembad, gazania, paria, soepele, giet, impi, akwarellis, sege, gewag, arena, glim, eensaamheid, reënbui

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Die vroeë dag ontwaak met die hetige son wat soos ‘n sfinks net duskant die horison reeds hang.

Die gevleugeldes is van vroeg af reeds oproerig omdat hul besef dit gaan weer ‘n riller van ‘n warm dag word. Alles is asvaal in die omgewing van die swembad. Die gazanias se koppe hang reeds na die warm soel nag. Hul lyk soos paria wat nie daar tuis hoort nie.

Astrant verskyn ‘n wolkie wat dit durf waag om voor die son in te skuif. Die wolkie bou op met soepele bewegings en word meer en meer.

Skielik is dit soos ‘n impi wat aangestorm kom. Die reënbui giet sy welkome water uit op die wagtende arena. Dit glim en skitter. Die eensaamheid van die wolkie het ‘n sege van water gebring in die verlate omgewing. 

‘n Pragtige akwarellis waarna almal gesmag het.

Wil jy saam woordsnoer? So maak mens :

Jy kan ‘n enkele woord as inspirasie vonk gebruik of al die woorde – nes jy lus het.

Skryf dan jou blog. Maak seker om die woord (e) in vetdruk (bold) aan te dui in jou skrywe.

Onthou om die skakel hieronder in jou bydrae in te sluit. En moenie vergeet om jou bydrae op Inlinkz te gaan aanhaak nie!

Die uitdaging sluit Donderdag 16 Oktober 2109 om 12h00.

Last day on the farm

I had an adventurous ten days out on a farm high up in the hills. This is my last day.

The last day arrived. I systematically got my stuff ready to pack the car. In the meantime, I fed the cats, rabbits, and Trompie(my dog).

I let Trompie out at the front. He explored the nearby hillside while I climbed the seven steps up and down with all my stuff. I was worried at first that it would rain which luckily didn’t happen.

I vacuumed and put everything back as I found it. After lunch, I lay down and rested a bit. I washed the dishes, at four o’clock I fed the cats. chickens and the rabbits.

It was near five o’clock when I chased the sheep back into their home paddock. Two sheep were still missing.

As I climbed into the car, I hurt my leg against the car door. It was a bloody mess. I put a tissue on it, and put my tracksuit pants bottom elastic over the tissue and wound so it stayed in place. It helped to stop the bleeding. 

When I came down the hill near the main road, the lost ewe and her lamb almost had reached the main road. Fortunately, there were two ladies on the other side of the two sheep. The sheep were standing and wondering where to go next. I pulled off the road to see if I could drive them back home. Then a car came by, which drove the two sheep to one side of the road, without stopping or slowing down. I got out of the car to chase the two up the hill. A little way from the car, the car’s horn started to blow. Trompie stood with his front feet on the steering wheel and onto the hooter. I went back and told  him to get off the hooter which he did. I went back to chasing the two sheep. I got behind them, and they ran full speed up the road and hill. I hoped they found their way home. In the meantime, one lady approached me. She was the owner of the farm where I stopped in front of the gate. She helped to catch a runaway dog, ​​and now the two runaway sheep too. She also said that one of her sheep had a late lamb. 

She also explained that the sheep are frequently released or allowed to run between other farms, which is not fair to her. Leanna usually fetches them at the end of the day. The neighbour, who called me, also said something about the way the sheep graze on other farms.

I safely returned home and unpacked the car. I was overtired when I got home, and bought fish and chips for dinner. 

Tuesday morning I was so tired it felt as if a train had hit me as I  got up. I had the usual Tuesday morning tea with Jan.

That was the last of my ten days on the farm for the holidays.

Farm adventure in pictures.

I had a good time on the farm. The weather was horrible and I had to stay inside the most of the time. I had to go out in the pouring rain to let the sheep into the paddock every day, feed the chickens who are way up the hill from the house.

Chicken coop up the hill.

Sunday October 6, Family and friends visited and we had a lovely sunny day. The weather was so good that we had a barbecue in warm weather(the wind was chilly)