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

Meetups, farewells, holidays #4 – family time is fun time!

Posted on February 7, 2020 by Sioux under General

The 2 days with my daughter was pure chill time; the most we did was walk the dogs. An afternoon with my youngest sister and her family, eating, playing and generally having loads of fun, finished off the weekend perfectly! We met up with my almost-youngest sister for lunch, and I swopped accommodation, to spend […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #3 – more sun, sea, sand and fun times!

Posted on January 30, 2020 by Sioux under General

We left PE just before lunchtime, stopping for a break near the Storms River Bridge.   The drive was pleasant and we arrived in Plett in time for afternoon tea.   Cold tea. Of the fermented hops kind! Our first day in Plett was literally a do-nothing-day! We walked for miles on the beautiful beach, […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #2 – sun, sea, sand and fun!

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Sioux under General

I landed in SA in the early morning, grabbed my bags and bolted from International Arrivals to Domestic Departures, met up with a friend, and made it with half an hour to spare before boarding. We had fun catching up on the plane, and landed in PE looking forward to spending time at the home […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays – #1

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Sioux under General

My job in the Lake District was finished, which meant I had a few days break, before heading home for my planned bi-annual holiday. Paul was now in the UK permanently, so we spent some time together before I left for SA. A misty morning walk-about in a nearby church-yard, a chilled afternoon, and an […]

Back to work, and playtime in the white stuff!

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sioux under General

Enroute to my next job, I slept over in Penrith. The castle ruins are right next to the hotel, and with a lot of mist around, it looked quite eerie. I wanted a few photos.   Playing on the grass was the dog which belonged to the owners of the hotel and when I picked […]

Back to work, back to reality, and four legged friends!

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Sioux under General

After a cold and wet Christmas spent caring in Liverpool, January saw me back in the Wiltshire countryside with a lovely (regular) client, and my trusty four-legged sanity-saver!   On dry days, he and I had many walks in the muddy fields, me always on the lookout for cows; he always on the lookout for […]

Home time, family time, play time!!

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sioux under General

I met up with mates, watched footy (as I do), had an early Christmas with my eldest daughter and her family, had loads of fun playing “Guesstures”; and, before I knew it, it was time to head back to the UK, and work. Its hard being so far away from loved ones, and I didn’t […]

Home time, bush time and time to reflect…..

Posted on December 18, 2019 by Sioux under General

While I was in SA, Paul & I took the opportunity to spend some time in the peace and quiet of nature and spent a day at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, my go-to-place when we couldn’t get to Pilanesberg or KNP.   The quiet in the reserve, just listening to the birds, a breeze rustling the […]

Time to say goodbye……

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Sioux under General

News came while we were on my birthday road-trip, that 2 very dear friends had short time left in our world, which prompted an unplanned trip home, in the hope of being able to say a last farewell.   Sadly this was not to be.   They both left for the next level of their […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – picture perfect ending!

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We had set aside time to meet friends at the gallery where my images were on display. Although the display was open to any & all photographers, the thrill of seeing others admiring my images was exciting, and the fact that I sold 2  made it all the more special. The gallery was in an […]





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