House Sitting no 4: So peaceful

Trompie inspecting everything,

every morning, during the day whenever he got the opportunity to go outside.

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Some photos of the place itself.

This is the last of my house sitting on top of the hills.

I am starting another two weeks of house sitting from Friday, January 27

till February 07.

We are sitting house with Millie, Coco, Munro, miss Sally and Mr Fats.

House Sitting(3): Last animals

There were many birds around.

As soon as it got light(not sunrise yet) Tui’s sang their songs.(5 am)

Tui’s also ended the day just after dark.(9.30 pm)

There was also a flock of sheep that we had to keep an eye on.

They were in a paddock not far from the house.

From the bedroom, we could see them grazing.

One day we had very heavy rain pouring down.

The movement of the running water amused Trompie.


My last one on this house sitting is going to be about Trompie inspecting everything every morning and evening.

Also the beauty of the landscape and place.

House Sitting(2): More animals to feed

Every morning, the first thing I had to do was

feed the most important animals.

No One



No Two



Who I fed on the front steps while

Trompie kept an eye on us through the lounge window!

He also watched the next animals we had to feed in their cage(photo  left)

Then it’s the bunnies turn.

Trompie went with me to feed them,

every morning and evening.

Puma would sit and wait for us.



Then we went off for our morning walk. I had a look around if everything was okay around the farm while Trompie hunted for his extra sheep poo morning meal. Puma joined in the walk.

Trompie’s feet were usually full of seed bundles.

Before we went inside I first had to clean his feet and also dry them because we had a lot of rain.


Being a farm dog had its good sides but also its bad ones!

Ambience: Daily Post: Photo Challenge

Ambience has the power to uplift your mood. What have you photographed with exceptional ambience? says Jeff at

I had the oppertunity to house sit for two weeks up in the hills on a farm. Most of the time the weather was not good to e outside but one evening was clear and beautiful.

I took these photos because the atmosphere and evening was just a pefect moment.


Local: The Daily post: Photo challenge

“Home” is more than where we sleep at night. It is a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us a sense of belonging. Home is what and who is local — the places and people we know by heart.- says Jen H at WordPress

Tuesday morning

Awesome sunrise!

This is where my home is in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

In the middle in the background my unit, my home

Then the one and only buddy. At home on my chair.


I see you!
Home is where the heart is

Nostalgia. The daily Post. Photo Challenge.Nostalgies(Afrikaans)


What kinds of experiences stir emotions for the past within you?

For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, any time of year.

Sheep with lambs in a paddock.

Reminds me of spring time in years gone by, farming with goats while I was still a teenager.

Skape met lammers maak my nostalgies.  Dit herinner my  aan die jare van boerdery met melkbokke.

Springtime makes me nostalgic. All new life, blooms, bees, warmer weather. Just wonderful.


Kowhai blossoms

Trompie also enjoys spring more than wet winter.

Trompie geniet ook die warmer weer.

Blogging from A-Z: Letter M




MILLIE is a lovely, friendly Labradoodle.

From time to time Trompie(my dog) and I look after Millie.

Millie and Trompie are best friends. They can’t get enough of each other when they are together.

Then there is MOLLIE a Yorkshire Terrier.

A real tomboy. Always wants to chase an object.

She is Trompie’s niece!

The three Musketeers with


in the MIDDLE.



lives with Millie.

He doesn’t like the idea of three dogs chasing him.

Still, he is friendly and wants to be friends with the dogs.

Extra M


Day 4 : EMBRACE 31 days FMFW

31 Days logo - 2015

Day 4.


Embrace the moment it is precious. This morning I had to go to my son and daughter-in-law to get some information ready. I am starting to help with distributing my son’s small business components. I walked with my dog Trompie to their home. It is about 35 minutes walk from my place. I embraced the opportunity to still walk that far. The wind was blowing about 130 km p hour. It was half  an hour to remember, wind, Trompie pulling, my hip hurting – still it was wonderful to can walk.

I also embraced the time I could be together with my children. We also went out yesterday afternoon to celebrate my ebook and the first one sold.

It is important to gather all these moments and embrace them for days to come.

Photo 101, Day Sixteen : Treasure and close up

Michelle W says:

Today’s Tip: Get close to your subject — either use the zoom function in your camera, if it has one, or physically move closer to it.

This is my


close up!

Trompie my TREASURE
Trompie my TREASURE

I was standing below him.

Lighting isn’t that good but it still shows him watching me.

Trompie, looking at me
Trompie, looking at me