What’s in my marriage box?

995526_590584424315949_1525631118_nThe other day someone shared this on FB – Marriage Box – people believe that a marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things we have longed for……Then it says that marriage is an empty box, we must put something in before we can take something out….

Well after 23 years (celebrating 23 today) I am still not an expert on the subject and I will never be one. I can’t give anyone any advice. BUT I’m going to try in my own way tell you; how it’s worked out….this is what I have in my marriage box….

Keep your comments to yourself


Don’t try to change each other


Be nice, in this life and in the afterlife 😀

be nice

Don’t criticize each other


Be rude to your co-workers (they deserve it more)


Eat bear steak with wild rice  😀


Always, always put the toilet seat down!


Stay active !!


This has been so much fun I might continue and give you “Part 2” – It cannot just end like this, seems so abrupt. To be continued.

Happy Anniversary to us! ♥ ♥ ♥

My busy month

October is my busy month, It is my favourite month of the year!. My social calendar is full. With lots of little meetings and plans being made; meeting of new people at strange bike clubs, my normal Wednesday night art classes and committee meetings about the charity exhibition 😀

It’s vegetarian month and I’m challenging myself to be VEGAN for a month and that is not going very well 😦

It’s suppose to be raining but nothing big has happened yet, no thunderstorms and I’m dying to swim. (I believe you can only swim after the first rain!!)

The Jacaranda trees start showing and colouring the sky with purple and I love that

…and most importantly it’s anniversary month. Oh my hat, last year we both forgot. We have a few days before the big date – and we will be celebrating 23 years.

Gifts by the year suggest a “silver plate” *boring*

happy n


Full moon was here on June 23, 2013

This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It was also the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for the whole year of 2013. (The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014.)

In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2013.

So of course my photographer went out in the cold winter nights to photograph the supermooon. It is a beautiful sight any time of the year, but on these occasions it is larger and brighter, makes some people go crazy and others just stare at it in awe.

And I truly believe that under the African sky there is nothing more beautiful than our moon



Drive Home

On our drive back from a wonderful December holiday, we drove pass a very beautiful and pleasant surprise. I didn’t know about the existence of this dam, and I’ve lived here for ever!! Always discovering new wonderful things, places and people in SA.

It was extremely hot on that day and very bright. We stopped for a few minutes to take some pics of this awesome sight!

Gariep Dam is located on the Orange River in the Free State.

Gariep Dam (wikipedia)

The wall is 88 m high and has a crest length of 914 m and contains approximately 1.73 million m³ of concrete. The Gariep Dam is the largest storage reservoir in South Africa. In South African English, dam refers both to the structure and the lake it impounds. Gariep Dam has a total storage capacity of approximately 5,340,000 megalitres (5,340 hm³) and a surface area of more than 370 square kilometres (140 sq mi) when full. The hydro-electrical power station houses four 90 MW generators, giving a maximum output of 360 MW of electricity at a water flow rate of 800 m³/s.

Here are some photos my photographer captured in that midday heat. Beautiful memories we will have forever….

Pan 1

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Pan 5

I love her for the perfection of her days
The crisp Karoo morning
The Joburg winter noon
The late summer Cape Town sunset
The star-filled Free State night
By: Ian Macdonald

Pan 2

 i ♥ SA

Tradition on the beach

On one happy day of our December beach holiday; just as the sun was setting and we were getting ready to leave, a small group of traditional Xhosa people arrived. We watched them doing a cleansing ritual.

While my photographer enjoyed himself with his camera and took awesome photos I played and made patterns on the beach sand….my favorite pastime.

I did get a great pic of him in the water with his camera – love that photo!

No guessing which photos are his and which are mine 😀

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i ♥ SA