Author Archives: suletta

About suletta

Fell in love again at age 50! And followed my man to Zanzibar, for him to set up a dairy farm. I managed to travel into Africa a few times in my life, always loving it and experience the "fever" that grips you on African soil - the one that especially the Europeans now and in years gone by, suffer from. Except I am an African by birth - a South African. A Mzungu.So I discovered at this late stage in my life (not that I feel old!) that some people find my babblings about life interesting, and I quote: "live their lives vicariously through me".

Balmy, beautiful West Coast nightfalls


I guess I do not have to say anything at all – the pictures speak for themselves.  Seeing as it is the West Coast of South Africa, the sun sets over a silver sea every day, instead of over some … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Nature, South Africa | 1 Comment

Heady champagne days in Langebaan


Paradise – sparkling water, white powdery sand, sun and surf!  I am in love with Langebaan!

Posted in Africa, Nature, South Africa | Leave a comment

The tyre around my tummy


Earlier this week I lamented on FaceBook about this damn tyre around my midriff, questioning its origin, as it seems to have snuck up on me during just last night? No, of course not!  It has now been a companion … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A love letter to my man


My darling Kobus, tomorrow will be two years that we said “I do” under the arch in the garden of De Oude Werf in Riebeeck West.  We decorated the arch with flowers from the garden of the guest-house, remember?  Firstly … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Life, South Africa | 4 Comments

I did not make it to midnight – 2014


The small bottle of champagne I chilled for myself, was empty at around 11.15 pm, and Prince Charles and Camilla even started to look quite attractive there on the Royal Variety show on television just before I sank into a … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Life, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Christmas night – 2013


O goodness, hard to believe another Christmas has come and gone. I was so proud of all my cooking, but those close to me would know that I actually hate it!! Reason is simple: within minutes, all the hours of … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Life, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

X-factor addicts!!


You know there is not too much going on on the farm, when you, and the kids visiting from Cape Town (nogal!), are all up before sunrise to see the finale of the X-factor! Although I love Alex and Sierra, I … Continue reading

Posted in Love and Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The beauty of God’s creation


I am in awe of the flower my husband brought home to me last night – I have never seen anything like it!!!   Does anyone know what it is?  I placed it in some water as the leaves quickly … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

48 hours in Sun International- Sun City, Bakubung and Pilansberg


What an incredible 48 hours we had! After making a flash decision to take up some of my booked Bakubung timeshare week after all, we left on Friday morning. Friday night was a delight with some wine and the most … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Nature, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life on a farm includes kamikaze pilots!!


I woke up this morning, disoriented, not sure if I am dreaming I am ducking bombs at Pearl Harbor, or whether there was some crazed pilot hell-bent on committing suicide by flying into my house!  As Kobus had just left … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Love and Life, Nature, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment