Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

To all of you!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Look,FINALLY!!

Finally I have a new look for my little blog.
I met this kind friend in Blog world,Alicia,she did all this for me in the blink of an eye;)
Thank You so much for you kindness and patience.
We are worlds apart,but yet it was so easy to communicate.
I am SUPER busy!
Had 3 orders on number 99 for Christmas cookies.
I baked my own Birthday cake, will share that soon.
I had my birthday yesterday,my husband traveled all the way to come and surprise me for the day and drove back this morning. I will be visiting him this weekend.
In between I have the normal everyday things to do.
I also have to help my mother,since her leg has a serious fracture that just would not heal,helping her with cleaning and cooking.
Our studio is closing tomorrow for the holidays,shweee, that will be a good thing or a VERY bad thing.

         ************************Have a lovely evening*************************

Friday, December 9, 2011

She is now OFFICIALLY in Matric!!

I still remember her first day of school as it was YESTERDAY!! With the funny" pot on the head" hairstyle and the little pony on her head that looked like a fountain.
She has grown into a beautiful young lady,one who has made us proud in everything she did.
And now in the blink of an eye, she will be progressing to her final year of school,MATRIC!!
Love you to bits!!xxxx

Hoping for a wonderful weekend to you all!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some more Cape Town

Hallo again! Some more photies of our quickie in Cape Town!!  I took this first one from the sidewalk at the Table Mountain entrance, we decided not to get off the bus and enter the mountain, will do it again next time;)

This one was taken from behind Table Mountain as you go
on the Camps Bay route.

Some of the beautiful beaches in the
Camps Bay area.

This is the beginning of the Twelve Apostles Mountain range,I am thinking this place could be our Anniversary venue in two years time, have you ever been to the Twelve Apostles Spa?

Ok, so lets be clear...  The wind DOES blow in Cape Town, but I would put that aside and still make it my favorite spot in our country.

This is the lighthouse as you enter Sea point.

Whenever in Cape Town you cannot dare to miss lunch at
 Mariners Wharf in Houtbay.The fish is delish!

We were just in time for the Sardine Rush! Did you see that on television??


Here we started the route on Chapman's Peak, 
can be quite scary on windy days;)

Right at the point of that mountain is Rob island, you can go on trips from Houtbay harbour to do some shark seeing and maybe some live attacks,many of the National Geographic videos get shot here.

Some proper support action on the route of Chapman's Peak

And then to end this day, the most famous or not so famous Noordhoek beach. Now this is the beach where you DON'T go swimming;)
thanks for stopping by....***

Day{ one} in Cape Town















It has been years since I last visited the City of Cape Town, we always stay along the coast, or should you drive through the city, you must always be focused on the traffic, so much of the beautiful surroundings just pass you by, without really noticing.  We decided on our first day to take the RED BUS at the V&A Waterfront and follow the RED route the bus takes. Let me tell you I got one RED tan!!{lol }I never noticed the sun burning me, because we were on the move the whole time. But nevertheless, we saw some beautiful buildings and churches,little shops and visited a few museums. The RED route goes right up to Camps Bay, will share the rest at another time.
Something that I really noticed is how grown Megan has become, when they are small, they just want to ball on the beach and they don't really appreciate sight seeings like these, but she enjoyed every minute. This was actually our second last official school holiday together, we have one left next year and then she will be done with school!! Time DOES fly.
Thanks for letting me share;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

**Cake for my friend**


Long time no blogging...
It was a busy month.
We took a week off and went to Cape Town, sooooo lovely, but it was too short,but March is around the corner.
My best friend has her birthday today, so I baked her this cake yesterday, I am so proud of the final result.
I used a chocolate mud cake recipe and topped it with strawberries, which I brought with me on the plane on Saturday, just to make it a bit more special;)and then made the border with wafer biscuits which i dipped in chocolate. So happy birthday to my friend!! Not the best photo,but just took it in a jiffy;)
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Up for a Challenge! BIRD IS THE WORD:{ADORE}

I created this layout for Bird is the Word Challenge and the new word for November is {adore}
I used the following papers: Bo Bunny's, Back to Basics
                                          Jilli bean's Cup of Yak
                                          Sassafras lass's Say Timber
I also includes some Die-cuts
                               Prima flowers
                               Few pieces of Ribbon
                             
My lettering is from Studio Calico and my journaling, I used stickers from 7 Gypsies,Bloom sticker sheet.

The photo is a VERY old photo that was taken by one of our local photographers,Irma Palm.


{{{hugs}}}
thanks for coming over:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Loving Summertime{layout}

All!!
I have put together this layout this afternoon, looking at no sketches or challenges. Just to do it and to get the feel for scrapping again. My next layout will be based on a sketch or so.
I used Bo Bunny's {Pushing Petals} paper and Prima ribbon, some flowers and die-cut. Oh and Daisy D's Rub-ons.
The photo of Megan was taken in Sodwana this year, while on their Church camp.
Thanks for coming over:)
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

{me} The constant Procrastinator

YES! I have passed the test. I am forever procrastinating. It goes like this:
Do you put things off, always finding excuse to do something tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow? {YES}
We're all guilty of it from time to time, but frequent procrastination can result in problems at work, in your relationships and with your health.  This is according to Shape Magazine, and there is a test, I did the test and had the highest score too!!
My score? A whopping 101-150
You're a classic Procrastinator- and it is Affecting Your Life.
"Later, tomorrow, some point in the future" - has become your mantra.  You will do whatever you can{consciously or not} to avoid the tasks you don't want to do - and maybe even those you have no issue with, but feel like you can put off anyway.
If procrastination is not already a serious issue in your life, it will become one.  It's time to give yourself a reality check!  putting things off often tends to backfire or make matters even worse.
Start giving yourself rewards for tasks that you get done right away. There is nothing wrong with giving yourself incentives, as long as you take the incentive after you've done what you set out to do.  this will reinforce the general sense of well being and pride that comes with completing tasks.

After reading this, I was actually shocked!! Because this is me spot on!!
What I have been delaying in only this month?
*Making my bag for the quilt class
*Booking our year end function for the quilting group
*Getting a dress made for me and Megan for a function
*Everyday things like washing and ironing
*Scrapping
*Photos
*Compiling new play list for spinning
*Blogging
And the list goes on and on...
That was until last Monday...
I do a list now EVERYDAY
What can I tick off?
*Took photos of my friend's baby
*Started my quilting bag
*Booked our venue for the year end function
*OK, and two new play lists for spinning!


AND DECIDED TO PULL MYSELF TOWARDS MYSELF!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

She {Megan}walked the Knysna

Hallo all!






Just a quick share on some photos Megan brought back from her trip to Knysna.  Every year the Grade 11's read the book "Kringe in 'n Bos" written by Dalleen Mathee, then they have to pass all tests on this book and then they qualify to go walk the Knysna woods. Of course we must buy all the equipment like bags, stoves,sleeping bags,etc. and the travelling costs to Hartenbos can be paid through the year.  The trip from here is very long, almost 21hours, that I think is very hard on them.  Then there is 5 routes they can choose from, they are all between 50km's and 57km's.  Route 2 was the one Megan went on, that route is 57km's and includes a few rivers and mountains to cross.  She and her group of friends completed every day's route successfully. So here are some photies:)

Friday, September 30, 2011

I have a very generous friend

My friend Helen is celebrating her Blog Anniversary!! She is not just sharing her wonderful talent in Scrapping, but she is giving away some beautiful things! Here is a glimpse:) OK, so off you go and pop in at her blog:)

Have a lovely Friday:)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Matric farewell {photoshoot}

Ok, this did not go as planned, for many reasons. My very good friend Helen gave me some great tips, but for the following reasons they did not all go according to plan:
First of all, the girl and guy were not a couple,making the romantic type of photo's impossible,I thought they were.
Then I tried out a new lens, a 50mm Nikon fixed lens, when you are use to zoom and focus you now must move closer or away from your subject all the time, BUT you do get clearer photo's in the end. They were in  a bit of a rush.
I am quite pleased with the family photos, though.
And from the beginning, although it is a friend of mine, I was VERY nervous about the whole thing.  So here a few of them.
And for the next time...I don't know, maybe I will stick to outdoor wildlife photo's and my MAIN subject Megan!