Category: family

  • 5-minute Memoir writing: Washday

    This is my week two assignment. Washday  I tell the story of having no power(electricity) while living on a small holding in South Africa early sixties. It’s a story about primitive living, moving to modern times easy-going life and ways. BEFORE: In 1960, my folk relocated to a smallholding or “plot” west of Pretoria. No […]


  • Through my window: Snow?

    Last night was stormy with wind gusts over 100km an hour. Heavy showers on and off. Early morning there was silence. I got out of bed, opened the curtain, and this is what I saw. From the main house looking at the same bed and hills. I took Beatrix to school on foot. Flurries of […]

  • Birthday party at Staglands.

    Amelia’s birthday was on July 15, but her big party was on July 23. I had to hold the birthday cake on my lap because the road to Staglands is narrow and full of twists and turns, hills up and down. The children enjoyed walking around and feeding the animals. Some animals at Staglands. Opening […]

  • Wordless Wednesday: Yellow gumboots.

  • Holiday adventures with grandchildren.

    Amelia on her way to the Paradise ducks who were swimming in the cow’s drinking trough. Luigi and Molly tired after their visit to the Wild West(farm). It’s the school holidays; Bea built this jig saw puzzle. Some of her paintings. She keeps herself busy drawing, painting and watching TV. Today we went to the […]

  • Party at the kids pool

    Saturday 18 December 2021 Beatrix had her birthday party at the kid’s pool. Amelia had lots of fun too!

  • Grandchildren came to visit.

    While the dinner is in the oven the two girls enjoyed themselves. Amelia a year and a half enjoying a ride on the wooden horse.

  • Wordless Wednesday: Party, Amelia one year.

  • Last on the card January 2021

    Last on the Card January 2021 Not the best photo but the smiles are there.

  • Silent Sunday: Sisters

  • Eating choc chip cookies.

    I am picking Beatrix up at one o’clock to take her home. Yesterday Daisy, the chef, had baked fresh chock chip cookies. She offered me one and one for Bea too. I had to put Bea’s socks and shoes on first because the concrete is very hot that time of day. We ate our cookies […]

  • Playtime at Ouma’s place.

    I had a little visitor. She had a good time playing with her “Ouma’s” toys. Dressing her magnetic doll and visiting the people on her farm. Then Bea ate an ice lolly and wet her lovely pink dress. We had to look for something to wear while the dress dried in the sun. We picked […]