Posts belonging to Category Hogsback

Bees and gardens- another day in paradise

After the gentle evacuation of the two meter bee colony in the roof of Jaap’s place, my cottage looked like world War 2. There was splatters of honey everywhere… On the floor….. On the walls…oozing from the gaping hole that was once a ceiling Sadly, lots of little dead bee soldiers died of heartbreak from […]

End of the year already!!!

Nooooooo….can’t be….were did the rest of the year dissappear to? I am sitting in Hoggies as I write this where I have come to frenetically make a last final desperate effort to write stuff and develop material for my new project with the COL (Commonwealth of learning). The idea is that I will be focussed […]

Graham & Nicole in Hoggies

At long last we convinced Graham and Nicole to join us here in Hoggies!! Apart from Graham fiorcing us to climb down to the river at a snails pace (his knee is sore) we had a very pleasant day!

Wobbits in Hogsback

During last week I was so fortunate to do a Web 2.0 workshop in my favourite place. It was quite a daunting prospect as Gaylin has asked me to do it for a mixed group of Hogsbakians which consisted of children from the age of 11 to a few hobbits (Hogsback characters of undisclosed age). […]

I am missing Hoggies

I am sitting here in misty rainy Joburg and it makes me long for my favourite place…Hoggies! I have not been “home” for 2 months and I am so homesick. I will be there in 3 weeks time…but it is still soooo far away!!!! Let me go and look at my photographs….

A month in Hogsback

As per usual, I recharged my batteries in Hogsback. I have done an account of Xmas, New year and the generally chill out therapy at my  site. My photo album can be found at  Here is a sneak preview, as they say, a picture tells a thousand words….   _uacct = “UA-3388929-1”; urchinTracker();

Snow in Hogsback

I went to Hogsback for the whole month of July (to write a few chapters for my thesis) in the hope to see some snow somewhere along the way and was getting really desperate by the last week when all of a sudden – it happened. Okay, I now. Snow may be common place in […]