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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Date snacks

These keep your energy up! Some rolled in cocoa and others in coconut.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our weekend in the mountains

Ladismith is the proverbial 'breath of fresh air' place.  It's surrounded by mountains, 
is quiet and relaxing, with the friendliest people.  When we stopped to ask for directions at a nearby farm, these folks just hopped into their car to drive ahead of us and led us to our cottage.  
In the city we just draw them a map.  

Every view from the patio was beautiful.

We stopped at Diesel and Cream for crumpets, as you do.  Their milkshakes are amazing!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Green growing

"Odd as I am sure it will appear to some.  I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening.  A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world."

~ Wendell Berry, The Agrarian Essays 

Monday, October 3, 2016

80 years young

My father-in-law celebrated his birthday with an amazing picnic on a beautiful farm, under the trees. He is always kind and a real gentlemen... a special combination that is rare.

There we are.

His stunning cake

There was a stream running next to the lawn where we were sitting.  The setting was lovely 
and the whole day was memorable.