NaNoWriMo: day 25 November 51 037


Congratulations, winner!

NaNoWriMo: Day 21 and 40 000+ words


National Novel Writing Month

Update since day thirteen

Day 14 November

Work and teaching:

Image result for drawing of teachers teaching

First teaching job Brakpan + Hennops River 1513 words

Total 26 911 words

Day 15 November

Teaching Potgietersrus 1758

Total 28 666 words

Day 16 November

Teaching Secunda 1525

Total 30 191 words

Day 17 November

Teaching Potgietersrus 1818

Total 32 009 words

Day 18 November

Teaching Hebron Model School 1845

Total 33 854 words

Day 19 November

Hostel adventures Potgietersrus 1945

Total 35 799 words

Day 20 November

Operations, accidents

Image result for drawing of hospital scene

Depression Back operation 2o46

Total 37 845 words

Day 21 November

Hospital experiences 2622

Total 40 467 words

NaNoWriMo: Halfway 25 395 words, yeah!


National Novel Writing Month

Day eleven:

November 11; 2017 words

Still on people I met and befriended in Potgietersrus.

Day twelve:

November 12: 1706 words

Changes in South Africa after democratic elections.

Newspaper clippings

Day thirteen:

November 13: 1876 words

Concerts during my teaching career.

Working in libraries as librarians.

Total word count for thirteen days:

I DID IT: 25 395 words HALF WAY of 50 000.

Image result for writing drawings

NaNoWriMo Nov 7 – 10. 19801 words


National Novel Writing Month

Day 7:

1786 words

Scrap booking in my life

Day 8

1548 words

More ideas on my crafts

Vehicles I owned

Day 9

1131 words

Visit to Masterton NZ and a few hours with Bea.

Day 10

2011 words

People/friends I met/had in SA .

As soon as I started writing and thinking about people or friends I had in South Africa the more came up. I couldn’t stop writing.

Tomorrow I’m going on with more special people in my life.

Total for ten days

19 801 words

NaNoWriMo: Nov 6 Europe and South American holidays


November 6 : 4611 words

Total words for 6 days: 13325

I enjoyed writing about my holidays in South America (1971/72)

Europe holiday also had lots of excitement when we were caught and held up in Athens during the “war”between Greece / Turkey and Cyprus.

 On 15 July 1974, a coup d’état was staged by Greek Cypriot nationalists[20][21] and elements of the Greek military junta[22] in an attempt at enosis, the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece. This action precipitated the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July,[23] which led to the capture of the present-day territory of Northern Cyprus in the following month, after a ceasefire collapsed, and the displacement of over 150,000 Greek Cypriots[24][25] and 50,000 Turkish Cypriots.[26] A separate Turkish Cypriot state in the north was established by unilateral declaration in 1983; the move was widely condemned by the international community, with Turkey alone recognizing the new state

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus

NaNoWriMo: Nov 5 Trips and holidays in South Africa.


National Novel Writing Month

Day 4 (November 4) 831 words

Day 5 (November 5) 1529 words

Gives me 8 714 words over 5 days.

I started writing about my holidays and trips in South Africa which included:

Historical school trip along the Voortrekker routes in Natal.

Cape Town visits 3 times

Namibië

Twice to Zimbabwe

I still have a trip and holiday at Chillie Pepper Lodge near Kruger National Reserve.

Then my European tour and

Tour to South America.

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.

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.

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.