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Winter holidays down south #2 – family time!

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Sioux under General

  Besides chilling at home, we spent time at the local icerink, and I watched while my grandkids and their moms took to the ice. Watching my 2 eldest daughters skating hand-in-hand took me back many years to when they were the teenagers, and their visits to the local skating rink. Fabulous family time.    […]

Winter holidays down south #2 – party time!

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Sioux under General

  Delighted at getting a game he wanted The kids had loads of fun and laughter with the balloon popping game I bought.   Watching their faces as they push the sticks into the balloons, in anticipation of the pop that could follow was hysterical!   It seemed to take forever, but the shrieks of […]

Winter holidays down south #2 – flying visit – rainy days & fun days

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

  A planned family get together in CT that didn’t materialise, ended up being a fab weekend with some family and a meet-up for my daughter, with a long-lost cousin.   The only clear day was the day we arrived, and a few sea-view drinks were the order of the day, and hile Paul & […]

Winter holidays down south #1 – bush time – time to say goodbye.

Posted on December 30, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Pack-up day so we slept in, had breakfast and checkout. Into the reserve for a short drive around before heading home.  We went on to the bird-hide but it was hot and busy, so after a short while we took to the road again.   A fabulous break, amazing viewing, with only buffalo missing […]

Winter holidays down south #1 – bush time – day 4.

Posted on December 25, 2018 by Sioux under General

  We were up and into the reserve early as we wanted to get to the bird-hide at the main dam in time for sunrise. Our efforts did not go unrewarded. It really is the most beautiful time of day!  We left the hide and headed into the northern area of the reserve, to another favourite  watering […]

Winter holidays down south #1 – bush time – day 3.

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Sioux under General

We had a lie-in and only headed into the reserve after breakfast. Close to the gate of the camp we were in was this signboard – the lack of  punctuation got us both giggling. Who was to stay in the cars?  Clouds of smoke in the distance alerted us to the fact that there was a […]

Winter holidays down south #1 – bush time – day 2.

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The next morning we were out the gate early to get some sunrise shots at the dam. We stayed a while watching a Giant Kingfisher having breakfast and a few other waterbirds, then headed into the main reserve. A long spell at a birdhide in the northern area of the park and a lot […]

Winter holidays down south #1 – bush time – day 1.

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Once in SA, I had booked a 5-day break in one of my favourite ‘get-away’ places – the extinct volcano known as The Pilansberg Game Reserve. Having been formed over 2,000-million years ago, subsequent eruptions resulted in an onion ring type formation of mountains containing around 15 different types of rock. Initially towering 7000m […]

Playtime over, its back to work #4 – free time in the countryside.

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Sioux under General

  I spent a lot of time outdoors as the weather was amazing. Frank, the family dog, was always happy to see me heading down the lane as he knew that my face meant walkies time! He’s such a lovable animal and loves chasing unsuspecting pheasants in the fields! I so enjoy spending time with him. […]

Playtime over, its back to work #3 – tea in an English country garden!

Posted on December 2, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Having been offered 2 tickets to the gardens of a local manor house, which is rarely open to the public, I was keen to go so my client and I headed off for the day. She isn’t the best passenger and I had verbal driving assistance for the entire journey, but I was using […]

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