Unusual: The Daily Post, photo challenge


Guest host Lignum Draco asks us to experiment with something unusual.

For extra information click the following link:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/unusual-ld/

UNUSUAL

Two months ago I held a very unusual object in my hand. I also had the opportunity to hang it around my neck to feel how it feels.

Mary Fisher our own Upper Hutt, New Zealand world champion Paralympic swimmer 2016, was the guest speaker at our monthly Soroptimist meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/MaryFisherNZ/

She told us about the excitement of winning a gold medal at Rio Paralympic games.

The medal has small balls in it. The gold one has the most in it. It is for the blind to hear the sound of it and recognise which one it is!

Mary’s gold medal

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Two more medals.

We could all touch and hold it!

Unusual indeed.

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I am just behind Mary Fisher in the purple coat with the gold medal around my neck!

House sitting 1: First encounter


My first night(Friday) was miserable because

Meggie

could not get herself to lie down in front of her Mum’s bed!

She knew her Mum wasn’t there.

She is sixteen already and full of arthritis.

At the end, she managed.

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Saturday morning.Here are some photos of my new surroundings. Cold, wet, windy. Not a good start but everything went well. Meggie had a three hours sleep in the kitchen.

This morning(Sunday) everything was much better.

Meggie waking up after her night’s sleep.

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Tomorrow I’m off to school again. Hopeful that the two dogs will manage without me for some time!

 

Afrikaanse Tokkel: Bietjie Blaaskans


Blaaskans!

Die volgende vyf weke gaan ek bietjie laag lê.
Ek gaan weer n huis oppas vir vier weke. Die dame gaan bietjie vakansie hou oorkant die water. Sy het haar man bietjie meer as twee jaar verloor en is nog baie dwalende en soekende. Dit sal haar die wêreld se goed doen.Sy gaan met n toergroep en n niggie van haar. Daar is ook n ou Boarder Collie van sestien jaar. Sy is heel lendelam in haar agterlyf. Ouderdom is besig om haar in te
haal. Die dame het n mooi brief aan die veearts geskryf dat as Meggie nie meer lekker beweeg nie en pyn het moet hul haar maar uitsit. Sy gee my toestemming om die besluit saam met veearts te neem. Ek hoop van harte die hondekind hou uit tot haar ou mies weer terug is.
Trompie gaan natuurlik saam en ek hou duime vas dat hy nie te ontwrig voel nie. As die twee honde besluit om saam n gesang aan te hef terwyl ek by werk is sal ek maar n ander plan moet maak. Dalk geniet die twee mekaar so sodat hul nie omgee om vir tye alleen te wees nie.
Eintlik wil ek bietjie wegbreek van blogland af want dit lei my aandag te veel af en ek kom by niks uit nie. Ek is ernstig besig om aan my Memoirs te werk. Ek wil die vier weke die tyd wat ek nie by die skool is gebruik om my eerste deel te redigeer en te herskryf soos dit kom. Ek skryf net oor my eerste ses lewensjare en wil probeer om dit in November te publiseer.(Hierdie keer is dit ernstig. Nie sommer so-so nie soos vorige e-boeke nie!)Ek het al n hele goeie versameling bymekaar. Dan is dit nog die vertaal in engels ook. Dit vat baie tyd om die regte benamings, taalgebruik en uitdrukkings te gebruik.

Wel dis dan dit. Sal later weer ernsig terug kom na my blog wat laaste tyd baie afgewater was.

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Groetnis van huis tot huis en tot weersiens!

School Stories: Last sunset term two


It was such a lovely sunset on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Last day term two!

I work from three to five at Plateau School.

The room we use in the afternoons.

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The office block at sunset.

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Opposite classrooms.

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Romantic silhouette of the flagpole and sky.

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To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.

Nancy Reagan
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nancy_reagan.html

School Stories: Do you recognise the dog?


The second term is gone.

Half year reports have been handed out.

Some are excited to come back next term.

Some don’t feel that good!

The last three weeks of the term in the Before School Class we tried our hands at making dogs using a toilet roll six egg holder cups and some string, cotton, wool or in this case some raffia.

Only one ended up the wall.

Hopefully, we will see more next term(children were very slow in finishing them off)

Bridges: The Daily Post; Photo Challenge


Bridge

Think about the things, places, or people that connect us. What’s your take?

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/bridge/

 

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Footbridge over railway, Lower Hutt

 

 

If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
If you’re gonna let me down, let me down gently
Don’t pretend that you don’t want me
Our love ain’t water under the bridge
Say that our love ain’t water under the bridge

Water Under the Bridge