passing a ferry

Our own ship

And speaking of ships it was time for us To get onto one of our own, With tickets in hand and Jucy safely stowed On board we were able to roam   On board we were told a story ┬áThat since the Kaikoura earthquake The North and South islands were now closer together And the…

For my father

I still have the letters you wrote to me When I was very young Tasking me with helping Mum out While you were in places far flung.   You strove to guide me to perfection Rewriting many lines, But all I heard was “not good enough” Never grasping it at the time.   You threatened…

Daid

David

Following on from Kerileng (Linky), whose images she and her family really enjoyed, we had an unexpected visit from David. Although not married David and Linky refer to each other as husband and wife, and David is the father of 3 year old Peter. At 23 years old, also not well educated, David has work,…

Kerlieng

Kerileng

Once a path has been taken we cannot unlearn that which we have learned along the way. And we cannot un-see what has been seen. As a photographer, albeit one on sabbatical, this is particularly relevant to the way I view my world. At times I wish for a camera in my eye to capture…

Taking a break on top of the world

SA vs Uganda

I have been in South Africa for 3 years now, since our return from Singapore. It took a year to find the accommodation where we now live, in the bush on a private game farm 50km from our nearest town. (Which is so light weight it has no traffic lights.) When we go to Johannesburg…

Bobbi

Do you have a Guardian Angel?

I believe we all have guardian angels. What manner of disguise these angels take varies. They may be two-legged, four-legged or have none at all. They may be solid beings, or indefinable spirits. The maybe with us for life, or be a temporary state of affairs. The important thing is that somehow or other they…

Claire

The joy of family

The accommodation had been booked for months ahead. The excitement levels crept up. The countdown commenced. D-day approached. And then there she was. Variously known by an assortment of endearments, Claire (and her parents) arrived. What a week, what a blast, what a fabulous┬átime. And all too soon it was over. THE WEEK WENT BY…

The Drostdy Hotel

How to have a perfect anniversary Part 2

And the great thing about our two night anniversary was booking the accommodation quite close to each other meaning the distance travelled between the two locations was a mere 50 or so kilometres. So the second night was smack in the centre of Graff-Reinet. One of the pokey little towns that is taking on a…