The lineage of using fiber in our family It has been a joy watching my daughter developing her yarn and fabric crafts the way she has over the years. She started with tatting and lace making and went on to sew, crochet and knit; hence taking after my parents. My mother knitted garments and toys … Continue reading A New Hobby: I am hooked.
I have taken the opportunity to share a fellow South African blog post, wetanddustyroads.com, where she gives an explaination of what it means to braai and wonderful descriptions of the many dishes. She has written a series and in each she covers the different types of food one can cook as well as the lovely camping places she visited. I do hope you will enjoy her posts.
Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Since all of our travelling is currently on hold (though, we are fortunate to travel inside of our own country), we thought to share with you what keeps us positive (and happy) during these uncertain times – preparing food on the fire!
We will still share some of our earlier travels and adventures with you on our blog, but in the meantime, we will have a weekly ‘braai weekend’ post.
What is a ‘braai’?
The word ‘braai’ is an Afrikaans word, meaning barbecue. This means you grill or roast (mostly) meat over the open coals – something South Africans love to do (especially during weekends).
So, be warn … you will see a lot of pictures of food (and the occasional drink) over weekends on our blog☺️.
We’ve started today’s braai with a lamb…
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Visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge Park was a very special day as we had never experienced such views from a suspension bridge before. It is a 140 meters long and 70 meters above the riverbed. My words cannot do this place justice. We met up with a dear friend of Derek's; Hubert was visiting Canada so … Continue reading Rejuvenation in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver
We gave Derek's father a lift into the country where he met up with his sister. While we traveled I experienced the landscape as a poem: As we traveled in the countryside I began to see the autumnal earth and her layers of her farmlands as many different fabrics, a layered patchwork skirt some ploughed … Continue reading A Day in the Autumnal Country side, South Africa.
While we were visiting Vancouver Island we took an hour walk around Thetis lake which is made up of two fresh water lakes joined by a narrow piece of land in between and it is located in the Thetis Lake Regional Park on Vancouver Island. Needless to say, with the forest surrounding the lake, this … Continue reading Thetis Lake