Category Archives: Love and Life

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

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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

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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

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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

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All the animal kids!


So this was the picture in our house until a week ago, but sadly we lost the Ridgeback cross Labrador, Sokkies, to distemper.  According to the vet, a classical case of a young pup not having its first vaccinations.  We … Continue reading

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Adopt a dog month October – Go on, adopt a dog at the SPCA or your local shelter!


This has not been an easy few weeks.  How does one ever try to understand the mind of another human that can kill an innocent animal, clearly a domestic pet, in cold blood?  We have laid a charge at the … Continue reading

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RIP Lady and Buster


After two days of sheer hell, not being able to sleep at night, worrying that my dogs are alive, but severely injured, we finally got the murderer to confess where he had dumped the bodies. They were found so far … Continue reading

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My beloved dogs killed in cold blood


OUR LAST RIDE WITH OUR PARENTS BEFORE BEING MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD TODAY! I took these photos of my beloved two adopted rescue dogs whilst driving to Senekal yesterday. Little did I know this would be the last time I … Continue reading

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Langebaan – my heart’s soft spot


Langebaan is a seaside town, just north of Cape Town, nestled between a hill and a lagoon with water that changes colour from day-to-day.  When the mist rolls in through the mouth of the lagoon, creeping over the hills that … Continue reading

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The Menagerie is growing


Kobus arrived with yet another stray dog – this time a beautiful girl, whom we’ll call Lady – a St Bernard!! He woke me early on Saturday morning, after he left before the first cockerel‘s announcement that day is coming, … Continue reading

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