Category Archives: Favourite things

Capturing and sharing photo-stories

Have you ever had to sit through someone’s slide night and feign interest in their last trip to wherever? Images one to 20 were great, 20 – 40 were getting a little tedious, and by number 50, someone was making … Continue reading

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Dancing on the wild side!

I recently read a beautiful post titled “Wanna dance?” What followed was a wonderful recount of a pause in time – to simply soak up the present and enjoy the beauty that nature had on offer. Yet the main feature of the post was … Continue reading

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Mud, glorious mud!

Some animals use sunblock and insecticide on a regular basis and have done for centuries. Not the wonderfully blended and highly researched chemicals that we rely on – these are just not readily available in the bush and very impractical for big … Continue reading

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Nature’s knots!

While gazing upward at the most incredible mountains I have ever seen, I nearly missed something else, which was just as amazing. The mountains were the mighty Drakensberge in South Africa. The walk I was on will appear in a … Continue reading

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Helen’s garden at the Owl House

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on a lady called Helen Martins. Those who read the story will remember that she was an interesting person who decorated her house with crushed glass in many different colours. It is … Continue reading

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Ruby

Every year, around mid December, Ruby becomes an important part of our family life. I have never met her, in fact, I have no idea who she was. Two things I do know though. The first is that she was a … Continue reading

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Finding family, 90 years on

Have you ever wondered about your ancestry or in pondering the meaning of life, wondered where your family originated? Perhaps you are a family research expert and can recite your ancestry back 13 generations, and have traced everyone as far as … Continue reading

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