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Storms River Village, a nugget in the stream of life

Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape is about more than trees and sneaky elephants.  Storms River Mouth exudes a spirit of adventure, from rocks and caves befitting a famous 5 adventure to Tolkeinesque forest where trees breathe magic.  This is an unspoiled parallel universe hidden in nature’s skirt folds.  Thrill seekers hike with paddles to kayak on the river.  I wasn’t even brave ... Read More »

Addo Elephant Park of Mice and Ellies

Majestic giant mammals draw visitors to Addo Elephant Park, yet like Elephants who never forget, what my children will remember most is mice and Red-necked francolins (we called them bush chickens).  At Spekboom tented camp we stayed in tents 4 & 5.  Tent 5 was fantastic, the game fence is about 1 m from the tent with a good view ... Read More »

Cliff and Fjord’s corn dogs

I’m not the only one who likes likes to play in the kitchen,  when Cliff finds the time to cook or bake what he makes is generally pretty awesome.  Now and then he makes corn dogs which are great kids food (and we enjoy them too).  Here is his recipe. Dad and Fjord’s corn dogs (makes approx 28) 1 cup ... Read More »

My week in pictures 20 – 27 November 2016

Our chicks are about 2 months old now.  They are so tame and sweet the Black Australorp Angel looks like a hen and Lucky looks like it may become a rooster.  Does anyone know a bit about chickens and chicks who can confirm this?  We’re pretty much just going by the size of the comb.  Actually we were told that ... Read More »

My week in pictures 5/11 – 12/11 2016

Ahh after the lightning strike my week in pics took a down turn but here’s the latest. Not only will the chickens have a lovely new home soon but it was very special to watch Cliff and Fjord working together on this.  So much gained.  Watch this space for the finished product. The source of marital unimpressedness.  I was so ... Read More »

My week in pictures 15 – 21 Oct ’16

If last week was all about baking, this week was all about fabric.  With some baking in between. The school asked me to tie dye some shirts for the school concert at the same time I made myself a T-shirt to dye.  The results were rewarding.  You can look at the easy step by step instructions how to tie dye ... Read More »

My week in Pictures 8 – 14 Oct

Whew I’m bad, so little time on Skimming Stones, so much time in the kitchen but next week may be a bit better and there will be at least one recipe and hopefully the final post about our Namaqua trip. We have been getting out too little.  On Sunday afternoon took a drive to Marievale bird sanctuary in Nigel.  Next ... Read More »

My week in Pictures 1 – 7 October 2016

One of our favourite annual activities is visiting Ludwigs Rose Farm outside Pretoria.  The best time to go is for the first flush in early October.  It turned out that we were a week early as some rose varieties were still in bud form.  This weekend 8-9 Oct will be the best time to see all the roses in bloom.  ... Read More »