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Home again part 7 – day tripping & joyriding

Posted on January 27, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I was offered  joyride to the Pilansberg with a friend of mine, who is also a fab photographer. He had a client who had a day trip booked, and asked if I wanted to go long for the ride. Really? He had to ask? I arrived at his home at 4am and we hit […]

Home again part 6 – family time at the zoo

Posted on January 25, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I miss my family & grandkids plenty while away from home, so spend as much time as possible with them when I’m home. One of the outings I took the kids on was to the zoo. We wandered around the war museum first and then spent a few hours traipsing around the zoo, the […]

Home again part 5 – finding the cheetah!

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Sioux under General

  A free Sunday morning, both Paul & I awake well before sunrise, and a nature reserve that opens at 5.30am. The combination was a no-brainer. Cameras and long lenses were packed, the cooler box filled with snacks, juice and water and we headed to Rietvlei – yes, again – I was determined to find […]

Home again part 4 – rainbows and storm clouds

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The apartment Paul and I share is on the higher part of a hill, and the view we have is into a valley and across some as yet undeveloped ground. Large clouds filled the sky at sunset, after a storm one afternoon. On another day, a double rainbow presented itself across the road as […]

Home again part 3 – Self drive and me time

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Back from Parys and with time to spare, I took myself off to the nearest I could get to being in the bush – Rietvlei Nature Reserve. It’s become something of a ‘me time’ haven, where I can just switch-off from the world. I sat in a number of the bird hides, just taking […]

Home again part 2 – Room with a river view

Posted on January 13, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Paul had arranged a weekend away in the Vredefort Dome for my first weekend home. An area of great geological importance, at more than 300km wide it is the largest meteor impact crater in the world, and at an estimated ± 4 million years old, it is the second-oldest known crater on Earth.   […]

Home again with a river view!

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Sioux under Green Door

  A weekend away was my first outing in South Africa. The accommodation was basic but comfy with a fabulous view.    The ideal way to start my holiday.  

Home again part 1 – keep the home fires burning!

Posted on January 7, 2018 by Sioux under General

  And so the time arrived for me to head home again after 6 months. I was looking forward to being home again, and was also going to surprise the family by being with them for Christmas.   My first meal in SA was naturally – a braai! And it tasted sooooo good!   A […]

Back to work, new job, new area – and a meeting with Monsieur Reynard!

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Sioux under General

  An assignment with a new client took me to Cobham, an ancient settlement whose origins can be traced back through Roman times to the Iron Age. Cobham is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Covenham and its Domesday assets listed as 12½ hides; 3 mills, 10 ploughs, 1 unit of meadow and woodland worth 40 hogs. Coveham or Covenham is thought to mean a settlement in the curve of a river.    […]

Back to work, new job, new area, new bed #62!

Posted on January 1, 2018 by Sioux under Green Door

  An assignment with a new client took me to the Cobham area. I had a large room with a stunning view over the back garden; which looked like a small zoo in the mornings and evenings what with the visiting squirrels, birds and resident foxes coming to forage on the offerings we put out. […]