Monday, August 29, 2016

Ice cream and sprinkles

Most little people are crazy about ice cream and sprinkles, so that's what we had for dessert after a recent family lunch.  If they had their way, Jamie and Anna would have finished the whole bottle of sprinkles on their cones.

PS : I can HIGHLY recommend the soft scoop berry ice cream from Woolworths, it is SO good (says a non ice cream lover).

Thursday, August 25, 2016


I have 5 nieces and a nephew.  It was great to get together recently over a long tasty lunch with 3 of my nieces when my nephew Nicholas turned 21.
Nieces Melissa (she's 23) and Jamie (she's 6) 

Jamie with her dad, my brother Shaun 

21 year old Nicholas and Jamie 

my sister Caron makes the best roast lamb and potatoes 

Cutie pie, my 3-year old niece Anna 

My step-mother Brenda and Jamie 

Cousins brother and sisters...that's my cousin Owen back left 

Caron with her husband Frank and son Nicholas

It was such a good day in the warm winter sunshine...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Birds and breakfast

I don't have the best camera for photographing birds, but I got some good photos anyway on my recent walk at the Botanical Gardens.

This is the Cape Bulbul.  In Afrikaans, it's known as 'bottergat' (butter bum) and this photo shows the bright yellow bum beautifully.

My new favourite breakfast at the botanical gardens - French toast with mince, cheese and red chillies - delish! 
In total, I walked about 10 000 steps on Saturday; my foot was tired and a bit sensitive in the afternoon and on Sunday, but fine again on Monday.  I'm am so glad that I had foot surgery to remove the Morton's Neuroma, and very blessed to find a great surgeon (Professor Nick Saragas at Linksfield Clinic).  Thank you Lord! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

It's a year since my foot surgery so I'm back in my ugly walking shoes and hitting the road.  On Saturday, I went for a walk at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens near Johannesburg, it was such a gorgeous day.  I'm a bit late to see the succulents at their best, but they were still beautiful.

I'll share photos of the birds in my next post

Monday, August 15, 2016

Scrapbooking layouts

Here are a few more of my Alaska scrapbooking pages.  I've loved scrapbooking my bucket list trip
This is the back page of my cruise album 

page designed by Lynn 

All the completed Alaska pages are now in albums; I just have a few more front and back pages to finish off, and then I can get back to scrapbooking family photos.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Scrapbooking layouts

I'm almost done with my Alaska album.  The Inside Passage cruise part of the trip is in the album which I bought in Alaska and lugged back home to Africa, and the land travel part of our trip is in another Making Memories album.  Here are some of my recent scrapbooking layouts
This is the front page of my cruise album 

page designed by Lynn 

page designed by Linda 

page designed by Leonie 

page designed by Leonie