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What’s in the Compost Heap?


This is Charlie, affectionately known as Charlie-Poe

Cat Curiosity

He’s discovered a noise in the compost heap


What could it be?

More Curious


Guess I’ll have to just wait and see…


We’ve dug a new bed near the kitchen door, I’m going to plant veggies and flowers in it. I want to utilize as much space as possible for growing our own vegetables. I’ve spoken to the kids about how I want to work in the garden and try to have a continuous supply of food, they seem keen to help. Yay!


Richard and Kye have set up a little camp site in the back garden, Kye’s been wanting to camp in the garden for ages, he’s SO excited it’s happening!

Green and Red Peppers

These are a few treasures from the garden. I really LOVE peppers and they’re so easy to grow.


Red Peppers


Have a lovely weekend.

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Autumn Equinox


We can already see the shortening of days with the sun rising later and setting earlier. I’ve really enjoyed riding my bike with Richard in the early evenings most of our Summer but soon those days will come to an end until Spring here in the south… We still have a few weeks left, hopefully and then I’ll possibly start riding during the mornings if I have a chance…

Jen and Erin’s exams are almost over, just one more to go, Life Science on Monday and then the term is finished until after the first week of April. I managed to fit a little knitting into today while Erin had her tennis lesson this afternoon. Tomorrow is a public holiday here in South Africa so I’ll get to spend the day with my Richard. Shame, he seems to have developed shin-splints and is lying down with a pack of frozen veggies on his leg at the moment. The kids have organised to go out with their friends, our children are all growing up so quickly, Jen will be 17 in a few months! I often hear how fleeting these early childhood years are from many friends whose children are grown so I consciously try to appreciate all the precious moments I have with my loves.

We’ll probably celebrate the Autumn Equinox on Saturday with friends and have a braai. What will you do to celebrate the equinox?

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In the Garden


A lovely weekend has passed, we rode our bikes and spent time with our friends. Jen wrote her physical science test today and she seemed to be quite happy with it. Erin started crocheting again this weekend and has made the cutest headband but I’ll share more about that in another post. We did sit together in the sun today, she was crocheting and I was knitting, it was really lovely to spend time together and just chat.

These are a few of the harvested Souties squash that we’ve grown this year. The smaller ones are very tasty but the large ones are basically empty and have hardly any flesh inside unfortunately. Oh well…



Our sweet Delilah never misses an opportunity to come outside with us to see what’s happening in the garden.


Kye Veggies


Kye Carrots

Kye in the Garden

Kye picking his carrots that he planted. He’s working on a gardening badge for cubs.



Our mielies are mostly finished too, so Caiden was pulling out all the dead stalks. I really love it when the children join me in the veggie garden.


I also had a tiny visitor in my kitchen yesterday….

I have a lovely link to share with you, it’s a cover of the song Say Something, here it’s being sung by Pentatonix, so beautiful and the only musical instrument they’ve used is a cello!

Happy St Patrick’s Day♥

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Yarn Along

Crichet Pickles

Crochet Pickles the Cat


It’s been raining here for days… It’s actually quite enjoyable, a cozy feeling as we look towards Autumn arriving soon. Our garden is lush and we harvested all the Souties squash today, they really are so tasty.

All this rain has put me in the mood to finally sit down and learn to crochet. I have so many questions though. Can you crochet in a continuous spiral when crocheting in the round or do you always add a chain stitch at the beginning of each round? Little things like this are not always on the You Tube videos, although they have been incredibly useful while teaching myself how to crochet.

I’m attempting to convert Pickles the Cat into a crochet pattern and so far it’s going well, I just need to get my pattern writing correct and then I’ll be fine:)

A friend of mine has given me a book to read called, My Family and Other Animals. I’ve just started reading it, so far so good.

Joining in with Ginny today.

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