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Magical Meerkat memories made at Marrick Safari in Kimberley

We have explored our wonderful South Africa extensively over the years, but now and then memories are made that will endure a lifetime.  On our return to Gauteng from Cape Town we drove via Kimberly to take the children to the big hole.  Mein Heim guest farm and Mokala National park where we have stayed before were fully booked.  We ... Read More »

BOKSBURG WARD 32 WARD COMMITTEE ELECTION DISRUPTED BY ANC

The above video taken by Nigel Wiltshire ends with him being struck by the ANC member in red. I have needed a few days to allow red hot emotions to subside before writing about the aborted ward committee elections which were meant to take place last Saturday.  Instead of elections proceeding in the expected democratic manner, ANC members reduced the ... Read More »

Roast Red Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe

Last week I got a huge bag of Red and Yellow peppers at Woolworths for an excellent price.  Wanting to make a pasta sauce I looked up many recipes then went off and made up my own.  It went down really well and I will be making it again. ROAST RED (AND/OR YELLOW) PEPPER PASTA SAUCE (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 4 ... Read More »

An investment – Fjord is officially a member of cub scouts

On Friday Fjord was invested as a cub.  Invested is the most fitting term for this induction to the scouting life.  Being a cub scout is an investment which will pay life long dividends, its value immeasurable.  Today children grow up in a ME first world.  At cubs they learn team work and promise to do good for others.  Outward ... Read More »

Crazy Mothers Day, snow hunting day trip to the Drakensberg

Not for the first time, when we hear about snow in SA anywhere near where we can get to, we start itching to go play.  Yesterday must have been our most crazy day trip ever, a 736 km round trip.  After reading that there was snow at the Witsieshoek parking lot in the Northern Drakensberg on Saturday afternoon we planned ... Read More »

I made a mistake supporting Gudwulfs ROC / Projects / Pit Bull Rescue

We all make mistakes, but there are mistakes and there are monumental blunders but supporting, endorsing and promoting Dani Cappri (real name Daniel Boylan) of Gudwulfs ROC was beyond daft.  I was horrified when made aware of disturbing pictures of conditions where his ‘rescued’ canines were and was sickened by allegations of a dog’s throat being slit there.  *See the ... Read More »

The Great Moscow Circus, the antidote to the Great ANC circus

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) Ah why not, I’ll do 2 happy posts today.  There you go Jo more #Winningatparenting 🙂  Tomorrow we pray and march and the most you’ll get from me is a few protest Instagrams.  When Cliff announced that he was getting us tickets to The Great Moscow Circus at Carnival ... Read More »

A little light in the darkness – pottery toadstool nightlight

After my epic parenting fail post about Fjord’s tick bite fever.  His Godmother Jo called to ask instruct me that my next post be a #winningatparenting one.  I broke my word because between our conversation and now our lives in SA were turned upside down and instead I changed the lyrics to the 80’s anti apartheid protest song “Give me ... Read More »