Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday :

Come and sit a while ..
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Then and .. now!

Progress of my beans .. (as posted in Weekly Winners 16 - 22 Nov)

That was then ....

and this is now ..

I am delighted !!! I am not a veggie grower and was persuaded to grow these little bushy beans. This is my first 'pickings' and we are going to have them tonight with a roast lamb dinner!!
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Weekly Winners : 21 - 27 Dec

Connor taking a 'photograph' of me - he's getting the idea!! At least it's not in his mouth .. as he used to do ..

A dolly .. my very first dolly! (Erin)
Anticipating delight ..

Ooooohh !!

Smile for the camera !

Party pooper !

A quiet moment
Blow !!!

.. and blow !!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Season's Greetings to all

Christmas decorations in Cresta Shopping Centre are different every year. I love them this year - made me smile !! Maybe that was the idea ... to brighten up our lives just a touch !!
Happily snapping away at them all until I got to this last one .... I was promptly told to put my camera away ... "photographs are not allowed in the shopping centre", I was told by a young security guard. I asked him why not ... he didn't know why .... he was just told that !! So that's all you get !!
Season's Greetings to you and your loved ones.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Three generations - my hubby, Peter, with his Mum (Granny Marie) and Jeanette

Jeanette and my Mom (Granny Sylvia)

Just have to add this one - my neice's little one having fun with his Granny's sliding mirrored cupboard doors !!

Mirror, mirror on the wall .....

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Hermanus - Western Cape

Sharing more photos of Hermanus ... just a few !!!

Paw prints in the sand

Windswept sand dunes

She sells sea shells ......

A windswept beach - tried to get the sand being blown by the wind - not very successfully! But those footprints are weird! It looks like they are 'inside out' !!

Weathered sandstone

Man and sky

A small table tucked into a corner of a sea front restaurant

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Weekly Winners : 14 - 20 Dec

Peter and I recently went down to Hermanus for his Dad's memorial service. We went down by car - takes about 14 hours - we left early hours on Tuesday morning, travelling through the day, and arrived in the early evening ... a looong trip. Jeanette came too but flew down by plane. Very difficult to choose a photo as I too, took lots of photos but these are different to Jeanette's - except the 'Sparkles on the sea' - it was too 'wow' not to miss!

Sunrise over the Free State

Vines of steel

Sparkles on the sea

Seagull on watch

Man and his best friend

Ripples of sand

Sun, sea and sand

Sunrise in the Karoo

Jeanette getting down to her subject!

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekly Winners - 7 - 13 Dec

Peeking in at Jeanette's makeshift photo 'studio' .. without my flash (I didn't want to spoil her photo!)

Another peek ... photographing Bradley's dinosaur bone excavations!

Connor fishing !

Watering Granny's garden

A handful of shells ..... I ALWAYS bring back a handful of shells from our beach holidays .... sometimes just a few .. sometimes quite a few!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Skywatch Friday

A first-timer on Skywatch .. !! I love the sky with all it's colours, particularly sunrises and sunsets!! This is an African sunset from my kitchen window last weekend. It's not always like this .. it depends on the dust in the air (I think!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Erin came today

Carl (my son) and Elaine played golf today and left Erin with me for the morning - from 6.30 am!!! I was expecting a few tears when they drove off, but she was as good as gold. Such a little girlie girl ... followed me around the house like a little puppy, handed me the pegs and small items of washing to put on the washing line, helped with bed making, watched the blow-waving of the hair procedure, copied with various brushes and combs and watched the make-up 'routine'. She tootled around the house on her own little mission, chatting sometimes, but mostly very quietly, choosing toys to play with (I have mountains of toys!!!).

And she's so 'delicate' compared to Connor (they are the same age). She is also tall like Connor but slender ... slender hands and fingers .. and dainty feet. Her little hand seemed to melt in mine and her arms and legs seem so soft!!! Even though we see her frequently, I hadn't really noticed the difference between her and Connor ... well, yes, I have .. but not quite like I did today. Connor is so SOLID AND CHUNKY in comparison !!!!!!!!

She was quite happy to wander off and play on her own. I even 'lost' her for a bit. I left her outside at the washline playing with a soccer ball while I went in to get something and came out and she was gone. Called and called (wasn't frantic as we are well secure and the pool has a net). Went one way round the house ... no Erin ... went the other way ... no Erin .. went back indoors .. no Erin .. back to washline ... no Erin .. back indoors .. and there she was, standing in the lounge with the ball in her hand, quite unperturbed!

When Bradley was little, he needed to be with me all the time. When he learned to say my name, and talk properly, he always called for me if I walked to another part of the house ... 'Granny, where are you? I can't find you anywhere?' Maybe it was my fault as I 'played' with him all the time !!! Connor, on the other hand, does 'do his own thing' a lot of the time, but I always need to know where he is, as he gets up to mischief !!!

She's such a cutie !!!