Sunday, April 15, 2018

Scrap Addicts photoshoot

After the morning at Gabrielskloof Wine Estate, we did a photo shoot (using just a tripod and the timer setting on my camera) on the beach in the afternoon - it was such crazy fun.  I love these photos.





Love you ladies!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Gabrielskloof Wine Estate

The Scrap Addicts group has been scrapbooking together since 1998 - 20 years!  Lynn, Leonie and I recently flew down to Cape Town to spend time with Linda and Lynette; it was awesome to have the whole group together again.

Leonie celebrated a milestone birthday in March so the we went to Gabrielskloof Wine estate for lunch. 

Meet little Pepe, who is blind but manages just fine.  The staff may not move any furniture around because he remembers where everything was before he became blind, so he moves around happily and doesn't bump into anything.  So awesome!

Happy special birthday my dear friend!

Most of us are not big wine drinkers so we gave Linda all our leftover wine to finish.  She didn't finish the wine..


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Crochet projects

I loooove crocheting.  After a long and stressful day at work, a hook and some wool calms me down and makes things right in my world. It really is like therapy for me.  And I love it that several of my friends also enjoy crocheting (hello Lynn and Cathy!!).

I always have several projects on the go, and many more projects in the pipeline.  At the moment, I'm finishing off a wave blanket in alpaca wool from Peru, and our crochet group is making squares to make up blankets for the Ry-Ma-In home in Linden, Johannesburg.

Some friends and I are also making scarves for the 27km crocheted scarf challenge through the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Project. 

The non profit organisation is on a mission to set a new Guinness World Record, in celebration of what would have been former president Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

67 Blankets, a charity drive that strives to collect and donate blankets and scarves to those in need, are hoping to set a record by creating a 27km of scarf – one kilometre for every year that Madiba spent in prison.  India currently holds the record for the longest scarf in the world – at 14km.

The scarves collected for the incredible feat will be distributed during the coldest months of the year.  This Guinness attempt at creating the world’s longest scarf will take place on Sunday, 29 July, which is in Mandela Month. The scarf will then be displayed at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick. 

Here are some of the gorgeous scarves which Lynn and I have made...

...and another work in progress

and of course a girl needs a cute bag to store crochet hooks and other goodies!  this is from Crochet Crazy Girl in Clarens.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Barranco farewell

Back in Lima, our guide took us on a mini tour of Lima by night through the bohemian district of Barranco and its traditional Bridge of Sighs. We then had dinner and watched a show in “La Dama Juana” restaurant, which features Peruvian dances, music and folklore from the Coast, Andean and Amazon regions.

After a magnificent holiday, it was the long journey home via Sao Paolo in Brazil.  Coffee helped

a few of my Peruvian treasures - the Tari crema de aji is a fantastic hot sauce 

I'm totally in love with Peruvian table runners!  I should have bought a lot more of them 

This alpaca shawl is so gorgeous and will keep me warm in winter 

Alpaca wool for a little crocheted knee blanket 

 Hot sauce which is made in the Amazon jungle - yummy

and a few gifts for my nieces, family and friends

Our Peruvian adventure was awesome, amazing and incredible. I enjoy all my holidays, but this one...Peru is a very special place, forever in my heart.