Wordless Wednesday: Rainbow between heavy rain


Swimming lesson

Two weeks back Bea didn’t have a good lesson. I think it is boring being “forced” to do what Dad says.

Bea thought it was the best thing to open her mouth wide and take mouths full of water, swallowing it. End result – she was sick in the car!



Lady Duck basking in the sun.

Arriving at school just before 3 pm Lady Duck was on the fence basking in the bit of sunshine. She just stood up, stretched her legs when I opened the car door.

“Quak, quak!” she said and down she went going on with her basking! The creek flows at the other side of the fence.



Lê-jou-eier: Tweede idioom!

Hier in my kontrei het elke derde huis n Pitt-Bull. Waarom weet ek nie maar nou ja, wie is ek om iets te sê.(hul hou nog van hondegevegte hier! Hoe aaklig)

Gister loop ek verby n huis waar nuwe mense ingetrek het. Nou toe, so wraggies het hul ook n Pitt-Bull. Hul het juis uitgekom met die hond aan n reuse halsband en ketting. Trompie is nuuskierige agie en wil net gaan om te ontmoet. Nee jong, die meneer stel nie belang in n vriendelike ontmoeting nie. Gelukkig is ons aan die anderkant van die straat.

Vanoggend loop ons weer verby. Geen taal of tyding van n hond nie. Ha, daar kom die idioom toe op:   STILLE WATERS, DIEPE GROND


Ek raak toe sommer nostalgies toe ek Laurika Rauch Stille Waters hoor sing. Ek moes dit net deel.







Stille waters, diepe grond, onder draai die duiwel rond

  • Gesê van ’n skynbaar ingetoë mens wat heimlik allerhande stoutighede aanvang.

Stel jy belang om deel te neem?

Besoek Hester se   LÊ-JOU-EIER

Wanderlust: The Daily Post Photo challenge

David W at WordPress asks this week:

Have you travelled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.


Join in the fun!


First visit to Zimbabwe


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Our hotel at Victoria Falls

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First sight of Victoria Falls at sun rise

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Baobab tree and street vendors.

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Statue of Livingston

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Mighty Victoria Falls

The Zambesi was very dry due to the drought.

We crossed the bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The helicopter which flew us over the Vic falls.

 Zilephone made from horns.

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Sun-set trip on Zambesi River.

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We had a boat trip on the Chobe River and saw many elephants.

The last sunrise over the Victoria Falls.

The mist that thunders.

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Three days after a 7.5 earthquake


Sunday evening(13/11/2016) after a busy day, I went off to bed at about 10:30 not knowing what the night would bring two hours later.

I woke up just after 12 o’clock. My bed was swaying, Trompie picked up his head. I felt the bed moving and the walls shaking. It sounded as if the house was going to collapse. Then Trompie gave a fierce bark. Earthquake! We jumped out of bed. I did not switch on the light and told Trompie to get out of the way. He kept close to me. I stood in the passage waiting for the worst.The shaking subsided.  I decided to go into the bathroom because nature was calling.

It kept on rolling underneath. We went back to bed. Then my border came out of his room. He got a message from his wife near Christchurch asking how he was. He told me that it had been  the worst quake he had experienced.

We went back to bed. The whole night aftershocks kept on rolling underneath. One of my pot plants had tumbled to the floor, and my books on my bookshelf moved and nearly tumbled off.

Monday morning my alarm went off. I did my usual morning rituals.  My border told me that he could not go into Wellington. The news on the radio said that no trains were running and the roads into Wellington were closed down.

Just after seven I received a call that there would be no Before School Care but the school would be open. I told the secretary that I would anyway go in case some parents had not received the message.

It is about a ten minutes drive to school from my home. I arrived just before 7:30 am. At 7:45 am a board member came to check the building. He brought his two young children with him. While he checked the school, I kept an eye on the two boys. Then a parent turned up with his little girl. He had not read the message about no Before school care. I told him it would be okay; I would look after her and keep her safe.

Teachers started to arrive just before eight.

I went home at 8:15. Aftershocks kept coming and going. I went back to After School Care in the afternoon. There were twelve children till about 4.30 that afternoon.

Tuesday morning I went back for Before School care. It was wet; heavy torrential rain kept pouring down. I was so tired and did not feel up to going back for the afternoon session. Lucky for me the school called, I did not need to come because most children were picked up before lunch time. The rain caused havoc with flooding and causing slips on the roads. Wellington was cut off. In the meantime, more earthquakes kept on coming and going. Two strong quakes shook us at 1.15 and 1.30 pm.

Now it is Wednesday evening; we survived another exciting day of tremors and a bit of dry weather. I am happy to say that I am well but tired.   Looking after children and keeping them all safe and happy for the last three days was very stressful.

Creek flooding Tuesday

Trompie having a look

Wednesday back to normal

Trompie showing no interest anymore today(Wednesday)

Afrikaanse Tokkel:Al die veld is vrolik



Vandag het ek n behoefte in my hart gehad om : “Al die veld is vrolik” met almal te deel.

Dis n lang naweek hier. Ek wou eintlik Wellington toe gaan om die Filipynse Fees te gaan afneem. Die oggend was so heerlik dat ek daarteen besluit het en liewers sommer hier in my eie omgewing fotos geneem.

Ek het eers sommer hier op die sypaadjie die volgende blommetjies afgeneem.20161022_095607

Dis die kleinste, klein ou magrietjies. Meisies by die skool het die week stringetjies gemaak en in hul hare gesit. Daar was ook volgens my “perde blommetjies” (dis hoe my ma die blommetjies genoem het) met bytjies op.


Toe loop ek die hele dag en sing : Al die veld is vrolik want ek het uitgery na die “Twin Lakes” en die mooiste fotos daar geneem.

Ongelukkig het ek nog nie koggelmandertjies, regte krieke en sprinkane hier raakgeloop nie.


H2O : The Daily Post: Photo challenge

For this week’s challenge, share a photo that features H2O; the element of water. Water comes in many different states and guises.


This morning I took Trompie for his first walk. It was raining on and off.

Puddles of water along the road.

Reflection of trees in the water.


The clouds and blue sky reflecting in a puddle of water.


Trompie enjoying the freshness after the rain.