Tag: family

  • Creative non-fiction writing: Last lesson

    Week six, lesson six  Three days of writing  It’s Wednesday. I’m home on my own. The kids are at school, and grownups are at work. I’m in the main home, in the lounge. Minicomputer on my lap, sitting in a recliner chair. Luigi and Molly, the two Yorkshire terriers, are snoozing. Luigi is wheezing like […]


  • Creative Memoir Writing.

    A letter to Oom Paul Kruger (Lesson three: write a letter to someone, and write the answer to the letter too.) A letter from me, Ineke Kruger, to Oom Paul Kruger, President of the “South African Republic”1883-1904.” 27/10/2022 Dear oom Paul, You might wonder why I am writing to you. I discovered we are family. […]

  • Last on the card: August 2022

    I had to put the second last photo too. Amelia showed her new jersey, knitted by Ouma.

  • Baby Talk: Amelia and Bea

    Only five days to go and Beatrix is going to be FOUR! Amelia five months.

  • Lovely birthday photo of Daddy.

  • NaNoWriMo: Update. Nuwe inligting

    My first day I wrote 1869 Eerste dag van November  – 1869 woorde Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! –Dr. Seuss   November 2, 1965 words November 3, 2007 words Today                                  […]

  • Afrikaanse Tokkels: Autograph Boekie

    n Stukkie uit my verlede. Noudat ek besig is met my Memoirs kom ek op interessante dinge af. My volgende deel gaan oor my lewe op skool d w s van sewe jaar af tot my 22e jaar. Dit is dus eerste skooljaar tot en met my opleiding as Senior Primêre onderwyseres. Frannie https://frandr.wordpress.com/ skryf […]

  • All done: My book is live now.

    My book is on the market as an eBook and paperback. Paperback link: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Me-Memoir-African-Zealand/dp/1978228155/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517350723&sr=1-1 I hope you will enjoy reading about a young girl migrating from the Netherlands to South Africa. This book is about the first six years of my life. The second volume will be About me growing up in South Africa during […]

  • Baby Talk: Whohaa I can eat on my own!

    I did some babysitting yesterday. Bea shared the following with me! After her parents were gone Bea kept turning away from me. I took the two material books out of my handbag. She loved them! The one with the numbers was her favourite. Do you think I should change Baby Talk to Toddler Walk? (she is […]

  • Baby Talk: Grandma made two books!

    At last, it took me more than six months before completing these two typical New Zealand books. One has numbers. (The numbers are also written in Maori) Also an A B C book. Bea starting to stand on her own. A SLIDE! How exciting.

  • Last Christmas together 2004

      This was the last Christmas we were all together. My son left for New Zealand July 2005 and my mother passed away in July 2006. I am glad that I have this photo to look at when starting the festive season. I am privileged to live in New Zealand since 2009. Also near my only […]

  • Baby Talk: Visit Staglands + presents

    Daddas work invited me to their Christmas Party for kids. We had lots of fun. Horses! PRESENTS We went for a ride!