Saturday, December 31, 2016

Banana energy snacks upgrade

I made Date and Almond bites as well as Banana and Oat bites... but Wayne made an even better snack by cutting each ball in half and adding either Peanut butter or Nutella in the middle.
Worked so well!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Week

We always have a full calendar at Christmas which is a huge blessing to Becca and all her cousins... Family is a gift.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A very merry Christmas

I hope that this festive season was full of love and joy!
"So the Word became human and made His home among us.  He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.  And we have seen his glory!"
May we have glimpsed this love and faithfulness this Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

V+A Waterfront

The Christmas vibe is best at the V+A,

with its huge Christmas tree, light show and Santa workshop for the kiddies...

and their book store is so well stocked - had to pop in there!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

His amazing breakfast bagel

Wayne always makes the best sandwiches. He patiently builds layers of flavour.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Beach time

Fun afternoon in the sun!

My forever!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas cheer

She loves this time of year... it brings out her silly side.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oat chocolate chunk cookies

I made a big batch of these but this tiny jar was all that was stored after too many were eaten straight from the baking sheet.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas party season

Friday night with the girls 

This was dessert on Saturday night with old friends... it was all finished on the night.
Delicious Strawberry and Cherry  Meringue Roulade

Yesterday was so hot so it was pool time with my parents and giggles at night with my girl!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Summer break

Rebecca is so excited.  Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weekend amusement

Relaxing in Paarl

Cherry picking (and picnic-ing) in Ceres

Do you think its enough?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


"A wise man will hear and increase learning" Prov 1.5

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

A book and a mug of tea

Just started a new book and this is just bliss...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

After winter

On Sundays its lovely to get out of the city and drink in the landscapes.
We have winter rains so by this time of year its all dry but still beautiful.

With a little coffee.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Gardening in Cape Town

The water restrictions are building our muscles... buckets/watering cans only.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Now this is a kiddies dream table

Becca and I went to a kids party and this is a picture of the cake table (there was another table with delicious goodies) - so many edible delights the kids were in sweet heaven.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Is it morning?

When she doesn't want to get up... pancakes will do it.

Friday, November 11, 2016


We eat a lot of pickles at our place... sauerkraut, beetroot, curry beans, and these gherkins which are the easiest to make and the jars are empty in days.

Almost empty jar

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The last few days

The last few days have been busy ones as it always is at this time of year.  Entailing deep cleaning of wardrobes and pantry, planning, christmas gift shopping, studying for exams, spring planting and garden cleaning.  Going to local markets is always a good way to get refreshed and restocked.

My girl normally leaves with something sweet... this time it was brownies.
Actually its usually brownies if they are not sold out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Picking lots of greens

Spinach from the garden.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Birthday

Its my brother's birthday today!! Hooray! This is one funny, cool guy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016


"Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant - a seed - this plants the giant miracle."
~ A Voskamp

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday in the sunshine

Sunshine, ice-cream, laughter.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A book shelf

Yes, I do love a loaded bookshelf.

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall..."

Roald Dahl

Monday, October 17, 2016

Strawberry season

Rebecca went strawberry picking with her grandparents yesterday.

Friday, October 14, 2016

A day at the farm

A day learning about chickens, rabbits, pigs (the piglets are adorable) & bees.


Our lovely outdoor lunch.

Harvesting raw honey is so rewarding and its hard to stop snacking on this edible gold.