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The Rain is Here!



We’ve been so busy with exams etc… that I haven’t had much time to pop in here to post about what we been up to, so I thought I’d share a little of what’s been happening. This beautiful sunflower self-seeded and popped up in our little garden by our front door, it makes me happy each time I see it!


We have a new family member! Meet Lou, we thought she was a she but today we discovered she is actually a he! He is the cutest little guy, very active and quite mischievous indeed! So far we’ve introduced him to Olive and she seems to tolerate him but our other cat Charlie is not interested in a new family member at all. We’ll have to give him some time to get used to Lou.




Our veggie garden growing just outside my kitchen, it’s worked so well, the birds haven’t touched our spinach for the first time ever! Yay!


I’m so proud of this pepper, it’s absolutely huge and bi-coloured!


We all attended a Roman themed party on Saturday night, it was such fun to dress up!


These Souties Squash also self-seeded in the front garden along with the Sunflower, I can’t wait to taste them! (the squash that is!)


We have been experiencing the most terrific thunderstorms this week! It literally hasn’t rained for weeks and now, the rain seems to be here!! Thank goodness, my poor garden is saved :)


Yarn Along


Hello friends,

We began school again this week and Jen begins grade 12 finals next Thursday! I still can’t believe she’s matriculating this year!! Richard is off riding Berg & Bush and loving it. I’ve been busy with my Henrietta Hedgehog test knit and knitting. I also watched the most informative video regarding cancer here, today, it’s long but so important and very interesting. If you have a chance, try to watch some of it.

Our weather has been incredibly hot and dry recently, it seems to agree with this Bougainvillea though, it has never flowered like this in all the years we’ve had it!


I’ve decided to plant quite a few veggies in the window box right outside our kitchen, whenever I plant spinach in the veggie patch at the bottom of the garden, the Hadedas’ strip it bare. Just look how well this has grown in my new veggie spot! Yay! There’s nothing like popping out the door and picking supper :)

Spike Miriam

This is the first completed test knit project for the new Henrietta Hedgehog pattern over on my Ravelry group. Thanks so much Miriam! Miriam named her project Spike! Love him!

Bath Mat

I’m busy knitting a cotton bath mat. I have plenty of bulky cotton and thought it would knit up into an exceptionally soft mat.

Joining the Yarn Along today.





I’ve been knitting up a storm and have really loved designing Henrietta the Hedgehog, we will have a test knit of the pattern soon on my Ravelry group.


Our Spring garden is bursting with beauty and the most gorgeous variations of the colour green. I just love it!! Above is the beautiful Petria creeper in full bloom, takes my breath away…


A few eggs collected from our chickens yesterday, some are brown, some are white, others cream and of course slightly speckled.


Here is our precious girl Delilah lying on the couch in our bedroom this morning on her favourite blanket…

Today I am grateful for:

My family, helpful people, friends, our health, our beautiful pets, clean running water and food to eat each day. What are you grateful for today?

Hope your weekend is just lovely…


Spring and other Happenings

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Happy Spring to everyone in the South! We have been experiencing the most splendid weather for the last couple of weeks and today, I think it’s going to rain, I literally can’t wait for a good thunder storm, that’s one of my favourite things!! This Clivia has just been transplanted to our new little rock garden under our Oak tree and is flowering profusely, I think the move did it good and doesn’t seem to have been affected at all by being transplanted.

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We have wonderful storm clouds brewing, the air outside is quiet and still, almost electric.

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Our fruit trees are in bloom, this is one of our pear pollinators, I’m looking forward to pears and it seems that our Cherry tree will bear fruit for the first time this year!

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I’ve started growing spinach and peppers in the flower box just outside our kitchen window. The Mousebirds always seem to eat my spinach right down to the ground but not this year, they’ve left it alone so far.

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Herbs and veggies growing outside the kitchen door.

Have a lovely week :)

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