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 away from all the hussle and bustle of end of year dramas in crazy Joburg. I will have to hide form the locals here as well as we all know that this quaint little village is an open air asylum….

But just to prove that I am indeed working….(while the mist is swirling outside-my kind of weather!!!)

Working in Hoggies

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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 http://www.ilifu.iblog.co.za/2008/01/05/a-month-in-paradise/  site.

My photo album can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiev/sets/72157603498869777/ 

Here is a sneak preview, as they say, a picture tells a thousand words….

The flower girlsXmas meal at Nutwoods
Xmas Eve at IlifuSunset in the rain
The girls they r a dancing!!!Walking the labirynth


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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.Snow in hogsback

Okay, I now. Snow may be common place in other parts of our global village. But this is the first time that I actually have experienced a full blown snow “storm”. I even did the snowball throwing thing with my mother…

Anycase it was really stunning. The sound of falling snow is something to behold.You can’t quite capture it on camera, but I did get a chance to upload my first YouTube video! It can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71CqWpzcA-o My snow photos can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiev/sets/72157601039081445/

In Hogsback we do celebrate Xmas in July, but apart from some thick mist and rain on the Saterday, no snow… till the end of the month. I must just mention that is was not just all “snowflakes, hot chocolate and pancakes….it also meant that all my water pipes (actually my house’s) were frozen till about lunchtime…which is quite a  bummer!



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