"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 #11 – best surprise ever, with hugs to match!

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Sioux under General

My SA holiday was over, and as hard as it was to say farewell to my children and grandchildren, it was time to head north. The weather had been as dreary as I felt, and my heart was heavy. Saying goodbye never got easier. But I was heading to more family, and to what I […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #10 – family fun at the seaside #3!

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Sioux under General

Day four heralded cloudy skies again, so while my granddaughter headed to the beach with her parents, my grandson and I walked along the shoreline near the resort. I taught him how to build rock-balancing sculptures and we did some macro photography. He was quite chuffed when some other walkers pointed out a fish eagle […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #10 – family fun at the seaside #2!

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Sioux under General

The sun-god was good to us on day 3, and we headed to Leisure Bay Beach for the day. My daughter home schools my grandchildren, so when there’s a way to show them something interesting or educational, she takes the opportunity. This time it was a dead fish that helped supply the lesson. The kids […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #10 – family fun at the seaside #1!

Posted on March 8, 2020 by Sioux under General

My grandchildren spent the morning at Ushaka with their parents, and from there they, fetched me at the airport in the afternoon. I was so looking forward to this time away with them all! The holiday estate we were at was near Port Edward, on the banks of the Mtamvuna River, which forms the border […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #9 – chill time and playtime …. with furry friends, little friends and others!

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Sioux under General

I spent a week at my eldest daughter’s home, while they were away at the coast. The 2 cats and 2 budgies kept me company, and with loads of time on my hands and a lot of sunshine…. out came the camera, and I played with close-ups, cats, bubbles and stuff; inbetween meeting up with […]

Meetups, farewells, holidays #5 – chill out time in the gardens!

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Sioux under General

I spent 2 days with my sister and brother-in-law, also taking the opportunity of spending time walking around in Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of my most favourite places to visit in the Cape.   Both my parents loved visiting the gardens while they were alive. The peace and serenity of the place, coupled with the sheer […]

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 […]





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