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Acacia is 11 our week ending 25 July 2021

Oh joy, at last after what feels like an eternity the children are back at school today. They have fallen behind on learning again and really miss the school environment. Relief all round. It felt so good to get through the housework quickly while listening to a Dark Horse podcast on Spotify. I find their content interesting and thought provoking, ... Read More »

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken recipe

Pulled chicken rolls or wraps make a great Friday night supper When I got my slow cooker I discovered an awesome page Just Slow Cooker recipes, with really good recipes, I think I’ve already made about half of the recipes on her site. The children had friends over for National sleepover day on 9 May and I knew that the ... Read More »

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 »

Pretoriuskop camp at Kruger National Park

The swimming pool at Pretoriuskop camp is part rock, pity it was more than a little bit chilly After 2 nights at Berg en Dal camp we spent our last night in the Kruger Park at Pretoriuskop camp with Dad. This time there wasn’t a single unit for us to stay together, we were split between rondavels 20, 21 and ... Read More »

Berg en Dal camp at Kruger National Park

Dad with the children at Afsaal picnic site The best thing about experiences is who you share them with. Last weekend we visited the Kruger National Park and Dad was able to join us. Our first 2 nights were spent at chalet 47 at Berg en Dal camp in the southern area of the park. There is an excellent walking ... Read More »