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A Thousand Days my Dog

I know he would say, “I have no regrets. I didn’t waste my time – I did everything I wanted to do. I lived my life, every day. I did as I pleased and I hurt no-one. My life was a dog’s life, I didn’t expect it to be anything else.”

The Story of a Little House

In April 2017 I asked you, "Would you do it?" and was quite surprised by your warm response.  Heartened, I got stuck in with scrubbing brush, many, MANY buckets of water, scraper, paint brush and, gosh, at least 50 litres of paint! It has been a 15 month journey, single handed for most of the [...]

Jan

JAN Dutch: God has shown favour “A single syllable, strong male name.  People called Jan have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership.  And to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues and delegate the details. They are usually excellent at analysing, understanding and learning. They tend to [...]

A Story about Hens

The first hen I ever owned was brought here soon after we moved in, in the summer of 2010, along with her 17 chicks as a gift from my brother who has a farm.  She was just a common brown yard hen, very peaceable and an extremely good mother. It became natural to refer to [...]

My cat cannot make coffee

Kitzwallace is a tortoiseshell cat.  Not the sort of tortoiseshell that looks like ‘brindle’, but the orange, black and white, patchy sort.  My one son thinks she is the prettiest cat in the world.  That is because she has a dainty, sweet little face and tidily places her tail over her front paws when she [...]

Under Eider Down

Winter has finally arrived, two weeks ago, and with it the joy of taking out of storage all the lovely things that keep us warm.  Number One on my list is down.  When the boys were little, I made an investment and bought Four Seasons down duvets for all the beds in our house.  Pure [...]

Would You Do It….?

We have a shed, a nice big shed we built in 2008 from the steel frame which once housed a tennis academy in Rondebosch. I remember landing on a cloudy, drizzly day at Cape Town International airport on the 10th of September 2001. It was the day before my birthday, also the day before that [...]