"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

I just cant get enough…….

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Sioux under General

  A few days in the bush was a definite must for me, and as the Pilansberg is only a 2,5 hour drive away and is home to the Big 5, it was the obvious choice for a short stay.   Pilansberg National Park has a long history, being formed some 2 million years ago, […]

Viva Espana…..

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  Being as how my Schengen visa was issued by the Spanish Embassy in SA, I figured I’d best make Spain my port of entry, so Barcelona here I am.   The view from my window looking right is full of flower boxes and washing……just like in the movies!   A comfortable hotel, relatively centrally […]

“What day is today?” asked Pooh

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Sioux under Upcoming Trips

  My brother stays in Hungary and has been after me for ages to come and visit and meet my four year old niece, so that was one definite. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “Today!” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day!” said Pooh. And what a day for me it is too!! This trip started off […]

To the mountain…

Posted on May 8, 2016 by Sioux under Green Door

  I again stayed at my daughter’s home, and also with my sister and brother-in-law. They have moved so a new door & window view to add to my collection. With my time in SA coming to an end, a short visit to the Cape was planned to have a quick catch-up with family before […]

Graceful power…

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Sioux under General

  While in the berg, we went up to the Falconridge Raptor Centre. Some beautiful birds are resident at the centre.   We got the chance to photograph a fish eagle coming in to grab a lure out of a pond, a brilliant experience to be so close up! The owners hunting dogs watched the […]

View from the top

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  Paul treated us to a helicopter flight over the mountains, which was magnificent.   A short 30 minute flight but if I thought the hotel view of the mountains was great; flying over them was a total treat! Seeing our hotel from the air gave us a totally different perspective of the place! We […]

Rocky mountain high….

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  We left Spionkop Lodge and headed into the berg, to spend a few days at Drakensberg Sun.   Despite us both having been in the area many times, we have never stayed in any of the ‘Berg hotels. The views from our room were stunning, both early morning and sunset.     The view […]