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Sun City from the 80’s to now a timeless getaway.

It’s that time of year again and I am weary to the bone.  This post about Sun City  is my first paid blog post for MyScoop, looking at pictures and refreshing my memory of the leisure activities at Sun City has left me wishing that we were packing off there for a weekend right now. I have very special memories ... Read More »

Poopsie the Olive (Karoo) Thrush – Week 2

The images above show Poopsie at roughly 1 week old on the top left date 13/11/13, a week later 20/11/13 (top right) and bottom at roughly 3 weeks old on 27/11/13 Poopsie has now been part of our lives for 2 weeks.  To read about his development from when we found him and his 1st week you can click on ... Read More »

Raising Poopsie the Olive (or Karoo) Thrush

The images above show Poopsie at roughly 1 week old on the left date 13/11/13 and today, a week later 20/11/13 on the right It is a week since our chick Poopsie fell out of his nest and into our lives.  At the end of my last post we had tried placing Poopsie in a nest tied to a tree, ... Read More »

Our 1st visit to Irene Market in Pretoria

It has taken 9 years of living in Gauteng to get around to visiting Irene Market, we are already planning our 2nd visit 2 weeks after the first. The market is amazing. So many stalls, so much on offer and not a piece of plastic junk to be seen. Each stall offers nothing but quality, well that was my impression ... Read More »

Poopsie the baby Olive Thrush Bird

This week has seen 2 storms including a hail storm which left a ghastly aftermath of birds killed by hail stones, some as big as golf balls.  Yesterday walking through the garden I noticed a flicker of life on the grass.  Two baby birds lay on the ground beneath the Ash Tree, one was dead and the other barely alive. ... Read More »

Phil Rickman introduces me to magical music

This is another post for the WordPress Weekly challenge “Moved by Music” I read for infinite reasons, among them is the desire to be entertained and to expand my personal parameters. This week after a long break from Merrily Watkins, I read ‘The Smile of a Ghost’ by Phil Rickman. Whilst providing a good plot and characters Phil Rickman has ... Read More »

Sexy Songs, what music turns you on?

There is music which speaks to the mind, music to stir the soul and romantic music which echos the rhythms of the heart, and then there is music which targets the loins. Strangely the current offerings from ‘porn star’ pop divas are not what I perceive as the least bit sexy. Dear Miley sticks her tongue out like she’s desperate ... Read More »

Mc Calls pattern 6121 – top

  I have been looking for a pattern for a top which can be worn over leggings and cover the rear.  I made the Mc Calls pattern 6121 top this weekend and was very happy with the result.  The pattern was quick and easy to sew.  I did not make any changes or adjustments.  I plan to make at least ... Read More »

A recce to check out Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

After spending Sunday pottering around the house we decided that a quick cure for cabin fever was necessary.  In all my years living in Boksburg I have never been to Rondebult Bird Sanctuary which is pretty much on our doorstep.  We wanted to have a quick look around to see if it would be a good spot for a picnic ... Read More »