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Our week ending 12 July 2021

Some good and some bad this week. I felt joyful to hear that restaurants can open again, the relief of owners and staff must be immense. Cyril’s speech was unclear regarding whether Gauteng is still shut down, now of course Zuma supporters are engaging in anarchy and the roads may be too dangerous anyway, will have to see how things ... Read More »

Sad, angry and older my week ending 4 July 21

I started Monday in tears after seeing this picture by Kaylee Bush which just encapsulates the despair which lockdowns generate. This was taken at the moment when it was announced that restaurants would close yet again. I could do my usual pictures and summary of the highlights of my week, but I’ll just be honest today. I’m tired, tired of ... Read More »

Simple Leg Warmers knitting pattern

We recently listened to Wintersmith as an audio book. The Nac Mac Feegles are among my favourite litary characters ever. Their word for leg warmers is Skuggers Acacia wanted leg Warmers for ballet and this presented an opportunity to learn how to knit in the round. At first I was all thumbs and certain that I was messing it up ... Read More »

The bulk of June 21 in brief

I don’t know where June went to but it’s almost done and dusted. The highlight was our short trip to the Kruger Park, now I have a sinister feeling that Cyril is under pressure to lock us up, down and sideways again. A lady in our community gave Fjord seeds for Lecoto peppers which are very unusual, the fleshy fruit ... Read More »

Week ending 6 June 2021

The week was blooming cold, with maximums not over 14 deg C, Gauteng is not for sissies. Poor wee rain spider out of place and out of season in our kitchen Brought home this little jug from pottery, unfortunately this jug does not pour as well as it should, good pouring is normally one of my potting super powers One ... Read More »

Sewing and Scouting, week ending May 30th 2021

Simplicity leggings pattern 1076. Making leggings or pants with an elastic waist should take about an hour. These were more than 4 hours in the making. My thread kept breaking and they were so baggy that I took in the seams a few times. Then I folded the waistband too deep which had to be unpicked and resewn. Next time ... Read More »

Carlilas Dancewear shop in Boksburg Gauteng

This is a very short post just giving the number and address of Carlilas Dancewear shop in Boksburg. Acacia needed new ballet tights and I forgot where the shop was, our ballet teacher and my freind also no longer had her number. The shop which sells dance shoes, leotards, tights and accessories is at 77 Holly street, van Dyk park ... Read More »

Almost done with May 2021, online diary to 24th

Hmm it didn’t feel like much has happened in May and the days sort of slide into eachother. The most touching thing about Mothers day was this canvas print of my favourite poem, The Red Wheelbarrow from Heath. Teatime was served with bits of mostly broken tea sets. Cliff bought this lovely Arzberg set on bid or buy. Just hope ... Read More »