Over Easter we had a wonderful holiday spending time with our family (Derek's siblings included). We hired some cottages on the eastern coast and it was a heavenly place called Lake Pleasant. We enjoyed a lot of time together but we also had time to ourselves. This is when I wrote this little story. We … Continue reading Blue Bird in the Cuppa Life
In the last while we got to spend some time out and about in the country for my daughter, Sio, who recently married in London. They plan to come back and celebrate their marriage here in South Africa next year because they have lots of family and friends here. We were tasked with the job … Continue reading Zeverwacht: Out in the Country.
Dear Readers, Today I want to talk a little about my latest research project that I have set for myself. It is still very much in it’s infancy so it may develop more direction as I go along. Recently I was watching this episode by Skeindeer knits. I have tried to set it so that … Continue reading Knitting Research : South African Heritage
We are in lock down again as we try to avoid the Delta strain and I am thinking of Belfields, the wine farm we visited last year. We stayed in 'the Stables.' It was originally the stables for their horses, then it became a wine tasting venue and eventually they changed it into a little … Continue reading Thinking Back to Belfields Wine Farm
I always think of Fridays as family day. When my children were teenagers we would have games or movies or some special outing on Friday evenings; and of course we invited their boyfriends to join us as well. Sometimes it turned out to be an expensive endeavor but often in the summer I would bake … Continue reading Friday is Family Day In Our Home.
Bee on onion flower, M Noffke. I am taking the opportunity on World Bee Day to share personally about bees. I have a special fondness for bees as they were a part of my life growing up. My parents owned enough land to raise chickens and bees. It was a carefree wild existence for a … Continue reading World Bee Day
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.
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
Derek's flight over Franschhoek and Theewaterskloof Dam Last Thursday I posted about Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds. Some of you might already know that Derek flies a Microlight: so as today is International Civil Aviation Day I thought I would like to share with you a special video Derek made for you on my … Continue reading International Civil Aviation Day
I would like to share our recent trip through the winelands in Franschhoek and countryside close to where we live in the Western Cape. Leopard's Lead, near Le Motte in Franschhoek, by Morag NoffkeI love how Franschhoek sits in a valley, snuggled by mountains on three sides. First we went to Leopard’s leap for lunch. … Continue reading Our visit to Franschhoek and surrounds.