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Winter holidays down south #5 – lunar eclipse.

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Sioux under General

The total lunar eclipse in July 2018 gave me the opportunity to get a sequence of images. It was the second total lunar eclipse in 2018, the first one being in January.   Please follow and like us:

Winter holidays down south #4 – bush time!

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Sioux under General

  Fun family time with my daughters and grandchildren at one of my favourite haunts, Rietvlei Nature Reserve. We packed a picnic basket, loaded the cameras and headed out. We went searching the cheetah, but unfortunately couldn’t locate them, although one of my grandsons saw a rock which we were all convinced was a cheetah. […]

Winter holidays down south #3 – lets go downtown!

Posted on March 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

  The drive through downtown Johannesburg enroute to The Apartheid Museum brought back many memories for myself and my friend, as a lot of places we by-passed were places we’d been to either as children, or a teenagers, and we took delight in reminiscing as we pointed them out to my daughter and grandson.  The […]

Winter holidays down south #3 – a trip into history!

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Sioux under General

  I wanted to do something different while in SA, and during a conversation with a close friend, the idea of an outing on the Johannesburg hop-on-hop-off bus cropped up. We decided it was a fab way to show my grandson the city, with a few planned stops along the way. We met at my […]

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 […]





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