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I’ve joined Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I discovered Bloglovin’ and was delighted to see that someone has already added my blog there and that I have 2 followers on Bloglovin’. In order to ‘claim’ my blog on Bloglovin’ I needed to post this with a code which they gave me. Oh dear more stuff for me to muck about with ... Read More »

Smile and say cheese – Marrakesh Cheese Farm

Leaving Durban returning home to Jo’burg is never easy.  We ease the pain by taking a mosey through the Natal Midlands on our way out.  Last week we decided to try a few new places.  We drove past 1 or 2 cheese places before deciding to visit Marrakesh Cheese Farm in Rosetta.  Our choice was oh so perfect, their cheeses ... Read More »

Dora’s Romany Creams

Way back in the 80’s, I met Dora.  We have drifted apart since then but many happy memories remain.  Dominique, Dora and I had lots of fun together, most memorably while the Blarney Brothers were performing at The Barn, at the Athlone Hotel.  Well, usually a few neon letters were on the blink so we partied at the ‘lone ote’, ... Read More »

Clifford built me a new herb box

I am blessed to have a husband who not only works hard to maintain our home but also loves gardening.  I asked him to write this for me about the herb box which he built.  It still needs more herbs but it’s great to have space to plant more. Our original herb box which is separate from our vegetable garden ... Read More »

Meeting friends halfway at Marula’s Cafe in Westville

Friendship is about meeting half way.  Friendship is not about what I can get from another but about what we share.  It is the space where memories are born, experience is gained and new thoughts are birthed.  It is the dynamic interaction between individuals which transcends and transforms the mundane.  Seeing the world through the eyes of another, expands my ... Read More »

Mopani Camp – Kruger National Park

From Shingwedzi camp, we moved to spend two nights at Mopani camp in the Kruger National Park.  Each thatched chalet blended into the African bush.  A giant baobab silhouetted against the setting sun stood in poetic majesty.  A rabbit (or hare) greeted us at the chalet as dusk settled.  Cliff and Fjord played drafts while I prepared supper. At dawn ... Read More »

90’s Woman – poem

This is another very old poem, written in 1996, in the heart of single parenting years 90’s Woman This small framed vulnerable creature Who last night quivered at a sharp word Cooked supper, shaved, lathered Unwound in bubble bath bliss Tucked children in with a kiss Woke to the demands of morning chaos Lost her cool Rushed kids to school ... Read More »

Babalala Picnic site in the Kruger National Park

Babalala picnic site is 32 Km from Shingwedzi camp where we stayed in the Kruger National Park.  Here we shared a family meal, surrounded by Africa in her splendour.  Impala grazed just meters away and Elephants moved silently to and from quenching their thirst at the reservoir. Most enchanting to the children were the hornbills who took fruit and bread ... Read More »

Shingwedzi Camp – Kruger National Park

Shingwedzi Camp is a fine reason for me to keep my blog, providing me with records of experiences.  Cliff tells me that we stayed there before, roughly 10 years ago.  I have zero recollection, nothing looked or felt familiar.  Either age is a factor, or I live too much in my head and engage too little with the world around ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Cookies (with choc chips)

The first recipe book which I owned was given to me as a child, I think it was called Learn to Cook and would have been printed in the 60’s or 70’s.  The book has long since moved on to the happy kitchen in the sky.  The one recipe which endured from that book was for Peanut Butter Cookies and ... Read More »