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Holiday Hiatus


While many of my WP Followers up in the North are digging themselves out of snow drifts, it is full on summer down here in Cape Town.

I shall be busy with family: sipping champagne under the shade of the ancient giant oaks; strolling along endless white sand beaches while the wind whips a cool breeze in our faces; and enjoying many afternoon teas with a backdrop of vineyards and mountains.

But it’s not all rosy down here at this time of year. Or rather, it is far too rosy!

As you roast your chestnuts on an open fire, with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, spare a thought for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, who are roasting in our own particular way at this time of year.

To get an idea of what it is like, put your turkey in the oven and turn the temperature up high. Open the oven door, sit in front of it and let the heat waft over you – for 15 hours.

That’s our Christmas!


Though I won’t be around as often as usual for the next month or so, I will pop by WP now and then.

Wishing a Happy Holiday Season to one and all

– And see you when I see you.



Sunday Musings #161

Diet rule #1: If no-one sees you eating it, it doesn’t contain any calories.

– Unknown


All the more reason to sneak that mince pie quietly in the kitchen!


Daisy, Daisy

Daisy 1

I was very happy to notice a few tiny daisies pop up underneath my washing line recently.

Daisy 2 and LM

Little Monkey models them for me, as they are so small.

Then she said, “Call that a daisy?”

Daisy 3

Now that’s a daisy!

We found these Shasta daisies on a property in my neighbourhood.

Daisy 4

They are a little past their sell by date to be sure, but we don’t always walk that way and I don’t normally carry my camera.

But I think you can still see their majesty.