Caleb’s story part 2 and 3

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Caleb's story part 2 and 3 I have blogged about the story my Dad and Caleb are writing together. I help him spell the words but her decides what he wants to say Here is part...

African Flower animal collection

African Flower animal collection I posted about my one a day challenge that I was doing on HeidiBears Ravelry group I thought I needed to add an update as to what I have made with some of the motifs. As much fun as I am having making and photographing the African Flower motif in new place, the end goal is to make toys with them. I finished the Hippopotamus for Titus’s birthday. I...

Rachel’s Hair Donation

Rachel's Hair Donation Sometimes my children do things that make me think that I can’t be doing such a bad job at parenting after all. Rachel has the most beautiful colour hair. People stop her on the street and in the shop to comment on her hair. Mostly telling her not to ever cut it. She loves her hair, and like any...

Locally available yarn

Locally available yarn I am sometimes asked about the yarns that I use and where I get them as most are not available in the average wool shop – not that there are even that many of those. I get most of the yarn I use on line and there are some good places here in South Africa but you have to know about them, so I am spreading the word. I am not a yarn snob and I will use...

Caleb’s story

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Caleb's story Caleb has quite surprised me. He was struggling with pencil grip and so has never been that keen on writing. One day after Rachel had finished practicing her spelling words on the white board, he surprised me by saying that he want to write a story. This is how the story starts. He tells me the words and I spell them out for him I sent the picture to show...

One a day – Heidi Bears challenge

One a day - Heidi Bears challenge My good friend and crochet designer HeidiBears makes the most beautiful crochet animals. She sells her patterns over on Ravelry. I am very new to crochet in fact the African Flower is all that I can make really. I learned just to...

Dear Thandile Sunduza you are beautiful

Dear Thandile Sunduza you are beautiful I don’t know you and I am just a little person. Well, not in stature, as I am nearly 6 feet tall, but in terms of influence. I don’t like politics and I have to admit that before this fiasco, I did not even know who you were. While I ignore most of the political stuff that goes on, one thing I cannot ignore, is a woman being treated badly. I...

Own less, Live more

Own less, Live more Photo by Andre vanRooyen This is my motto for 2014. AT the beginning or 2012 I wrote how my word for the year was to be more Organised. Well I have been failing for 2 years. The clutter grew and so did my anxiety and my inability to cope. The visual clutter and stuff was making me feel overwhelmed. I felt like all I was doing all day was trying to contain...

Big Plans, Big Move

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Big Plans, Big Move Some of you may have seen on Facebook that we have decided to make a big move. This has been a very long decision in the making. Why move when we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world? I will admit that Cape Town is one of the prettiest places I have stayed, and after 4 years we are starting to feel really settled. So why think of moving...

Can it ever be ME and YOU and not US and THEM?

Can it ever be ME and YOU and not US and THEM? Will I ever me more than part of ‘them’? Those people that was responsible for the suffering of millions, in this land? And by part I mean my skin colour and not my beliefs. I was a child at the time and you can read more what I have written about apartheid here I benefited from Apartheid – did you? and I hate that I fear With the death...

Pattern: My Son’s Hero

ravelry knitting pattern for shawl called My son's Hero

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