Oct 092017
Vindoux Trip

Here is a first guest post from Dana, sharing her hand-written holiday diary… 1st of Oct 2017 1st night at the Vindoux guest farm tree house and I am so excited!!! We are watching ‘Tangled’ on Mommy’s laptop. I got a new note book that I am writing in right now, and a new pen that I am writing with. Goodnight, travel Diary It’s probably midnight by now but I can’t fall asleep again cause there is an extremely annoying cricket outside zzz our bedroom! I hope I can fall asleep soon! 2nd of Oct 2017 So far our holiday […read more…]

Jun 302017
June was a long time ago!

Too many photos to sort through, too much work, too many weekend activities – all the excuses for why this is being written on the 10th of December! June kicked off with Philna’s dad’s birthday.  The traditional event is a braai, but the weather looked a bit sketchy.  Fortunately not as bad as 2 years ago (when the rain came down hard), but everyone opted for the warmth of the dining room while I kept the braai going under cover. School photo time… Dana and the Grade 2 classes had an outing to the SPCA… Riley and her friend Melle […read more…]

May 312017
May-be will never catch up

Still writing poor month-name-related titles, still a couple of few months behind (early September now). It took a while to trim the photos down to a smaller collection, but it seems we had a busy month, because it was difficult to cut further than the hard drive dump below. The kids made use of the good autumn weather to ride their bikes in various places. We took a new B-class for a test drive from Friday evening to Saturday morning, and it seemed to get approval from the kids and neighbourhood cats. The kids decided that the sunroof on the test […read more…]

Apr 302017
Falling behind

Not just a pun on autumn arriving, but a comment on writing this in early (edit: “early-mid”) July! Google Maps had an amusing option on 1 April. Here’s our neighbourhood in Pac Man… The school holidays kicked off in early April with Dana and Riley hosting a sleepover for their Dutch friends, Jente and Melle. Dana wrote a special bedtime story for the event (after hearing that they didn’t want a scary story)… Dana and Riley spent the first week at a holiday care, and discovered a new park in Pinelands (Protea Close). So we had to go back on […read more…]