Category Archives: Reflections

Snow, more snow and snow theft…

It is always a hit and miss situation to try and catch the snow scenario in Hoggies. It comes either before I get there or after I have gone. I did manage to catch a glimpse of it twice (see … Continue reading

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Thaai’s 50th birthday @ Ilifu

My time in Hogsback is always made up of memorable moments of bliss. I just have to report on yet another amazing happening at Ilifu! We celebrated Thaaitjie, JD’s niece (yes I am her aunt even though I am way- … Continue reading

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A magical Christmas in July

Did it really happen? Can a place truly be so magical? I am yet again back in Joburg and after an especially hectic few weeks I am stopping to pause (due to a lovely poem written by one of my … Continue reading

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Back home

Alas, all magic moments have a limited shelf life and I find myself back in Joburg hankering after a chilled (quite cold and laid back) existence in Hogsback. Yes, I know, we have to return to reality at some point. … Continue reading

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Hiding in Hogsback

I wish I could stop time…… We (me, Sandra and niece Elrieka)  arrived in Hogsback on Sunday night and it is now Thursday and I do not have a clue where the time flew! What did we do on Monday? … Continue reading

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Son of nie….

Guest blog- the original post can be found here) __________________________________________ Ja, so het Sondag se potensieel asemrowende sonsondergang toe nie  heeltemal gematerialiseer   nie.  Vol verwagting het almal wat gereed was in twee motors ingeprop, gewapen met die gebruiklike proviant vir … Continue reading

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A buzzy week in Hogsback

Coming back to Hogsback was especially wonderful for me seeing that my son decided to join us. He brought with him a buzzy new girlfriend and lots of enthusiasm for all the walks. Jd’s niece, Nicole and her hubbie, Graham, … Continue reading

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A Month in Paradise

And what a month it has been. I started off with blissful me-time with just me, myself and I as well as Oumie and of course the bees. Jip, they still seem to hover around and I have recently stepped … Continue reading

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The BEE war

This war has come a long way. The queen has decided this is her place in the clouds and has claimed her kingdom in the top of my washing room ceiling. A kingdom with a view over the valley and … Continue reading

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