Saturday, August 16, 2014


I've been looking forward to making an entry about the great party with friends we had yesterday, including some nice pictures and, something to say.

Well, I can talk about the party, but, there are no pictures. Once again,we had everything prepared: new battery, the right lens on the right camera body. Everything looked great; everybody was happy, and after a few hours, they left, and I had not picked up the camera once, just forgot.
The upside is,we had a great time with our new friends, but no pictures to prove it.

It often happens that when we have a great meal and want to record it, by the time we remember, the food has been eaten.

So I will simply recount what we prepared,
starting with Patricia's sundried tomato pesto, olives, mushrooms sauteed in sherry  ....

When everyone settled down, we served lemon garlic chicken, garlic shrimp - did I mention we love garlic - and a very beautiful looking and great tasting toasted quinoa salad, accompanied by a luscious green salad.

Theona made a great loaf of tomato, olive, rosemary bread that went just perfectly with the entire meal.
I made a Black Forest Triffle to round off the lunch.

We had water, wine and beer to wash it all down and coffee to keep us awake for the rest of the day.

I am looking forward to a Biergarten Party when we get back home, so, Michal, get ready.

Ah, I did take one picture of the empty table before it all started.

The party was for some of our new friends here in South Africa, for the welcoming birthday party and hours watching the World Cup together, for all the tips and recommendations they gave us, and the knowledge that we could always call on them, if needed.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Township tour

Last week we went touring in two townships in East London. Here is a little video I recorded at a primary school we visited. They were rehearsing for a fundraiser for the school. We had fun with the children, knowing that Gavin will be doing stuff like this soon.
We took lots of pictures, some of which you can see at Patricia's Blog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Someone had to do it

Today was washing the dogs day.  We have been avoiding it for a few days, not the Rassie, but Tommy.
The idea was to tie him down and go for it, and it worked, except that I was just as wet as he was when we finished the process. Now we havea great smelling dogs.

We are still having a great time here, loving the weather as it gets a bit warmer now.
I have not written much as Patricia writes about all the goings-on here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Still having a great time

Plenty to do, I finished painting the outside of the wall and it looks great, even if I do say so myself.
Our friend Fanzi, was taken back to Port Alfred by her sister Anne to do more studies. On Monday, we took Anne to her internship at The EV Krull Game Reserve, a great wildlife farm near here.
This are the guest houses on the game reserve

Now we are taking care of Tommy for a few weeks until Mirjam comes back from Germany to continue her business, called 'The Taste Factory' making and selling her candied almonds to stores and to anyone wanting them.
Life is very demanding

Patricia had a little mishap last week; she slipped and sprained her wrist, so she has had her arm in a sling for three days. I think it looks real good, and the advantage was that she let me do some things instead of being so independent.
It did not last very long, four days and Patricia is almost back to normal