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Happy Birthday Ellie

“For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.”  Christina G. Rossetti quotes (English Poet. 1830-1894) “A sister is one who reaches for your hand […]

Mother’s day blues

Every year my sister and I have been plagued by mother’s day blues. And, oh no, that dreaded day is approaching again! So I have decided to take time out to think about, first of all, why it depresses me, and secondly, to slay the dragon! Why does it depress me? I really do not […]

How to buy your wife a present

I have been fortunate to have had another birthday and another anniversary within 2 weeks of each other. As always I have a rather opportunistic view on both and believe in making the most if it rather than seeing it as downhill road. And in any case, downhill is better for me as I sweat […]

When a dog dies…

“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.” Ben Hur Lampman I say goodbye to PJ my beloved dog and shadow. He was always there for me, fathered close to 25 amazing puppies, and was husband to Ploggie and Tootsie, and companion to my family. He died […]

Tannie Nelie is 90 jaar jonk!

Ons was vandag bevooreg om tannie Nelie le Grange se 90 ste verjaarsdag vieringe by te woon. Tannie Nelie is my man se “tweede ma” van sy kleindae af en sy kleuterskool maatjie, Pieter, se ma. Sy is ‘n dierbare mens, bright en sparkling, en het altyd ‘n vriendelike woord gereed vir almal. Al haar […]

Wedding bliss

The Verster family is really into a wedding thing for the last year. First Jean Pierre tied the knot and now his dad Lannie has caught the wedding bug. Finally we convinced him that he need to settle down and yesterday he did just that! His lovely bride Theonie, of course, was radiant. The seremony […]

What it means to be 50!!

Hier is ‘n slideshow vir Ellie sodat sy kan prepare vir die volgende 50… Die fotos van haar verjaarsdag fees vieringe kan hier gevind word… | View | Upload your own

Ellie – Wie is sy???

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Ode to Ellie on her 50th!

I have been very blessed with having THE best sister ever. And it was her 50th Birthday yesterday. I have been struggling to get to blog about her for the past few days, and have started making a phenomenal PowerPoint in her honour, but was totally overwhelmed with the thought of having to pin her […]