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My Namaqualand Journal - Madeliefie, Pietsnotjie, Katstertjie -

My Namaqualand Journal - Madeliefie,...

Every year at about this time a wayward uncle would stop over in his rusty, vintage Kombi, to stock up on fresh supplies, before setting off on his annual pilgrimage into the Namaqualand to paint....

Beefy Brown Onion Soup For The Ego

Beefy Brown Onion Soup For The Ego

“Don’t worry, we all look terrible with these masks on Maricha.” Said an acquaintance I greeted in the grocery store today.  All I’d said was “Ha-wow!” ...

Wandering Closer To Home - Slanghoek - Kraalkloof Camp

Wandering Closer To Home - Slanghoek -...

Butch and his colleagues meet up in their library every morning for coffee. He says “sometimes we talk law, but, mostly, we just catch up and chat.” Everyone knows our story by now, and...

Beauty Is All Around Us  - Overberg Daytrip

Beauty Is All Around Us - Overberg Daytrip

“Let’s pack up our troubles and go day trippin’,” said good lookin’. Every week has its minor challenges, and last week didn’t disappoint.  I have had wheels...

Around The World With A Wooden Spoon And Spatula

Around The World With A Wooden Spoon And...

Pfft, to armchair travel we might think.  For the foreseeable future, it’s a new reality whichever way we look at it. The thought of not travelling is like telling a ladybird she may not...

Still Wandering - Gatsrivier Guest Farm

Still Wandering - Gatsrivier Guest Farm

With dust billowing in our wake, we made our way from the Tankwa farmstall back onto the main road (a 70km detour, I was told) to continue our meanderings in search of peace.  The road north...

Wandering into the future – Matroosberg Nature Reserve

Wandering into the future – Matroosberg...

It's no use crying over spilt milk. We’ve had our chips, and now we must suck it up and move on, without the help or approval of the government, closed borders or the WHO. Our lives are still...

Rooting For Beets

Rooting For Beets

My farm to table produce box from Groenstoor included, amongst many delicious offerings, a bushel of beetroot, and a bunch of carrots, and rooted sweet and bitter salad leaves. This morning, while I...

Bolognaise Arancini - Flavour Bombs

Bolognaise Arancini - Flavour Bombs

Arancini is an Italian dish consisting of small balls of Arborio rice, stuffed with a savoury filling, coated in breadcrumbs, and fried. Arancini is synonymous with Sicily. If you’ve never...

Honey Badgers Don't Hibernate

Honey Badgers Don't Hibernate

I stopped laughing.  My one redeeming attribute is that I enjoy a good laugh, some start deep in my belly, others I try to suppress as they tickle my spirit, but, on the whole Butch and I enjoy...

Covid19 Confessions

Covid19 Confessions

Covid19 stumped even the writers of Horoscopes who did not predict this devastating pandemic. No, as far as all the psychics go, we’re still plain sailing. They’ve let us down miserably....

My Saucy Pepper Beef Pie

My Saucy Pepper Beef Pie

We thought the pie was delicious.  Butch’s mouth has been salivating for something like this for a while so I thought “Well why not?”  I didn’t make my pastry but...

My Run-in With Covid 19

My Run-in With Covid 19

I think we’re all of the opinion that our world has changed with Covid 19 in one way or another.  Mine certainly has.  But, not so much my daily life as my outlook on life.  For...

Sunday's Roast With Sweet Onion Tarte Tatin

Sunday's Roast With Sweet Onion Tarte Tatin

Using staples from our store cupboard is always a bargain, especially over a weekend when you don’t want to put a foot wrong,  or into a shop. On most Sundays we like to take things easy,...

Breakfast Inspiration - BIRCHER

Breakfast Inspiration - BIRCHER

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. I find we slip into a routine very quickly especially when it’s just Butch and I. Every meal is just a repetition of the day before as we’re...

Gifting Memories - La Colombe and Kleinbosch Kloof

Gifting Memories - La Colombe and...

A few years ago we decided to invite a grand-daughter on a camping weekend to Prince Albert. It was an opportunity to get to know her better and for her to experience some of the things we enjoy. As...

Weekend Meander to MIDDELPOS

Weekend Meander to MIDDELPOS

Pompelompie Hartklop (Heartbeat) Festival. The heart of the Karoo beats in its people. They are a hardened community, resilient and steadfast in their faith and in the land. Here every person is...

Lets Hit The Road Jack - YZERFONTEIN

Lets Hit The Road Jack - YZERFONTEIN

My beloved knew I’d be emotionally drained after our glorious six weeks in Onrus with the family.  This was my weekend to be spoilt, almost an early Valentine’s treat.  He made...

Rather Late Than Never

Rather Late Than Never

Hallo! I have missed you old friend. And, like some relationships, if neglected, one could become estranged. I am back! We will be on track in no time, good friends, although separated, don’t...

Moaning Minnie on Monday

Moaning Minnie on Monday

I hate complaining, it does no one any good does it?  But sometimes I am so disappointed that the only way to get over myself is to vent my frustration. Today I see red. On Friday, as is...

Quiche Me Quick

Quiche Me Quick

When  it's sunny and days can be spent on the beach with a book there is no time to linger in the kitchen. Quick, easy meals are called for. Having a few vegetarian recipes in your arsenal is...

Sunday AKA The Wife's Day Off

Sunday AKA The Wife's Day Off

In South Africa husbands give their wives “the day off” when THEY cook. This often happens on a Sunday Fun day. What it means is that we don’t have to stand in front of the stove,...

Setting The Record Straight

Setting The Record Straight

A very interesting article was written by some very clever people all about perception, comprehension and fake news. We are bombarded by news and most of it is fake. "Humans can transform fake...

Windy Weekend Weather Wolseley

Windy Weekend Weather Wolseley

It’s often hard to believe there was a life before a disaster. Fortunately there is. Our memories eventually only remember the good things in life as bad thoughts are laid to rest along the...