Friday, December 2, 2016

Bush and Beach

My recent mini holiday comprised both bush and beach; for the beach part, Leonie and I flew down to Durban to visit my friend June.  And to chill.  We stayed in a flat right on the beach, and the views were gorgeous.  I tried to 'inhale' the sight and sound of the sea, to store it up for those days when I'm stuck in endless traffic jams back home in Joburg
 







June, Leonie and I.  I met June many years ago while on a trip to Vietnam.  She turns 80 next year but is still very active and fit (and feisty!!)

pink and orange - this hibiscus is magnificent

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Make things

 
I've always got a lot of different creative projects on the go (working on my PHD - Projects Half Done).  Here's what I'm working on right now:
* still busy with my crocheted shawl for next winter
* I occasionally work in my beautiful faith journaling art journal
* I'm scrapbooking
* I'm adding plants into my garden all the time
* I'm trying out new cocktails at sunset
* I'm making time every day to go outside with my beloved Ruby

Monday, November 28, 2016

Wild things

While at Mabalingwe recently, we did a game drive and saw warthog, hyena, giraffe, lions and several buck species.

a beautiful Blue-headed Tree Agama 

hyena 


giraffe 




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Water babies

I've been travelling a lot during the past month...a bit of here, there and everywhere, it's been great!  I started off my travels with a visit to Mabalingwe (near Bela-Bela) with Robbie, Tonia and the girls.  The heat was fierce, so we spent a lot of time in the pool.
 

as one does in the middle of an ordinary afternoon,
Miss Katy does the 'shake your booty on a rock' move







 
Since our trip - Tonia has taken our water babies for swimming lessons - yay!