Ode to an unsung heroine

Today is Elsa Steyn’s birthday. She is one of the many special angels in my life. Her superpower is her quiet, unassuming sense of selfless service. She quietly gets on with the job of always being there for everybody, never drawing attention to herself, seamlessly just doing what has to and does not have to […]

Celebrating the value of (a) woman

Yesterday we had a high tea in Hogsback to celebrate the value of woman, all woman, but especially  one woman who has made an incredible difference in the lives of not just woman, but everyone on the mountain. Her name is Norma. Norma stands for everything that is gentle, kind, generous, caring and worthy. She […]

My baby turns 21

I guess he is not my baby anymore…. Bert the Bob celeberated his 21st birthday yesterday and it was quite a weepie day for me. While making his powerpoint of copius pictures (as all mothers do for their children’s 21st birthdays) I went through a lifetime of memories. Such happy ones. All the agonies and […]

Oud word

Ek het so baie groot verjaarsdae hierdie maand dat ek nie kan help om die volgende tot almal se aandag te bring nie. (Dankie Lanie) Jy besef jy is besig om oud te raak as … Jy agterop ‘n nuwe CD nie kan agterkom watter is die lied se naam en watter is die sanger(s) […]

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 […]

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 […]

What it means to be 50!!

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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 […]

Mitti se dubbel 30!!

Mitti (Verster-Scholtz-Hunter), Jd se ouer sus, verjaar vandag (5 Mei). Nie net enige ou verjaarsdag nie- sy word dubbel 30! Sy lyk egter nog redelik goed…jou average 30 jarige blondine kyk na haar met absolute bewondering. Roy en Phillip hou vanaand ‘n braai by die huis ter ere van haar oorlewing van die dag. Ons […]