Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June blessings

These two are special... one had a birthday on Sunday (my sister) and
one has a birthday in two weeks time (my baby... not so baby anymore).
Life is sweeter with them in it!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Morning hope

Ps 119.147
'I came before thee in the morning; I have great hope in thy words.'

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Food glorious food

What a blessing that we get to savour delicious things every day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Kite Runner

"When you kill a man, you steal a life.  You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father.  When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.  When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness."

~ Khaled Hosseini

Monday, May 22, 2017

Surely weekends are for Pumpkin Pancakes

Weekends are for many things necessary and a few things indulgent.

Friday, May 19, 2017

My fathers flowers

My dad bought all the ladies in his life red roses this past week.
What a thoughful gesture! They look so vibrant and full of life. 

"I must have flowers, always and always"
Claude Monet

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Day dreaming of the Cotswolds on this Tuesday

We were chatting to Wayne's mom about rural England over the weekend and it made me day dream

Such happy memories of green hills and stone cottages and churches!
Also special as my beloved Miss Read's novels are set there... who said 
"happiness is the result of an attitude of mind.  I believe you can build it out of small things..."
And we were happy there doing small lovely things like walking, talking, tasting
and taking in all the ancient beauty.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mothers Day

Happiness is... waking up to this poster made by my sweet girl. 

Then breakfast with my mother. And a long lazy afternoon where I actually
napped (the greatest of gifts) while Rebecca finished studying.

Love her!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bright hues of Bougainvillea

This thorny beauty grows rampant over fences onto public areas throughout our area.
A branch brought indoors brightens up the whole room. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Vitamin for the soul

Weekend beauty - the intoxicating smell of sea air, a outdoor fire to warm up to 
and card games into the night 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Time for rusks

I made these delicious rusks this week... perfect tea-time snack.  These are Oat, Buckwheat & Seed rusks.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Restorative moments

We enjoyed a lovely long weekend and we took time to heal from the rush and build, laugh and love...

Stunning view of Hermanus 

Nature - Steep walks - Picnic - Giggles

these two were too much - so many beautiful moments

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The extaordinary things

"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them"
~ P Coelho

Monday, April 24, 2017


Born in the 1970's means that I was raised on cereal... the right way to start the week is with my cereal blend of oats, puffs, seeds and nuts with apple and banana milk and a blob of peanut butter. Ready for the day!

Friday, April 21, 2017


What a lovely nature our Austy has.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Family time

Family time over Easter days...

A morning with these two little beauties... so many giggles.

Easter Sunday brekkie... Sourdough french toast with maple syrup and berries.
This bread made the best French toast.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The remembrance of the greatest love story ever...

Hope you had a blessed weekend! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


My favourite route to run is off the road behind our house... so blessed to have this 
patch of earth to roam in.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Freezing the goodness

From left... Pesto for quick sauces (frozen in ice tray and then placed into bag) from the beautiful Basil from my sisters garden, cooked chickpeas, spinach and kale washed & chopped ready to go into soups, bananas for smoothies and ice cream, and grapes also for smoothies

and blackberries & blueberries (as season is just coming to a close - how sad) for smoothies, porridge, pancakes etc etc packed for the freezer.  We can have some dreamy summer treats in winter.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Wednesday

We had an impromptu fun night yesterday!! Mexican for the win!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Beach babe

After a very long and energetic walk along the beach... ice cream was a fitting end.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Our beautiful God-daughter

Born cute!! Caitlin Siubahn