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

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Today was the the day we went to see the wildlife first hand here in South Africa.

Before we got to the Lions and Cheetahs, we had to have some fun on the drive.
I'll never again complain about potholes in the road.
Patricia got some great pictures of  Zebras, Giraffes, Antelopes, Elephants etc.
Our first stop was an Ostrich, and Patricia had to get right into her feathers to feel how warm she was.

Then we got to the real action,
Too hot today to be bothered with these people

OK, are they leaving, so I have my privacy back with my girls

Then there were the Cheetahs. I suppose they know a gentle hand when they see one.

For more on the adventures of today and our time here, sign up on Patricia's Blog.
give her until after the weekend to have it all put together.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Having something to do

I love going on a vacation and having something to do.
Thankfully, Bernd had just that something in mind for me.

He left me a wall to paint, but only if I have the time, within my three months here.

About one month in, I started looking at it and very casually started to scrape and sand the old paint away.
Now the holes have to be filled in. That's the point where it starts

to feel like work, so I have to go slow.
Then more fun again sanding the wall.

Now when you look at this, don't get any ideas about asking me to have a vacation at your home, it's not going to happened.
There are two more steps, undercoat and then paint. Now the time is getting short. I only have 45 days to complete this.

For the rest of what we are doing, go to Patricia's Blog

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Patriia's new Blog

Now you can also follow our trip/housesit in South Africa.
Patricia is posting her own/our experiences with her pictures,
and I love every single one of them. Go and check out
Patricia's Travel Bits and have fun following our time here.