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Saturday 24/02

Hello!! How can it be February already?? Life has become extremely busy, both of our girls are studying at Chiropractic at university and the boys are getting older too! Caid is in his second last year of high school and Kye will be starting high school in a couple of years.

Here’s some news from our side of the world 🙂

Delilah drinking water just outside the front door, this is one of her favourite spots to quench her thirst.

Hard to believe this boy is now 12 years old! He’s enjoying learning about animation on Blender and has even started his own YouTube channel!

This is the cake he wanted, Overwatch, it’s a computer game that he enjoys playing. An amazing confectionary chef called Tiffany made it for us, she is SO talented!!

Erin made a wonderful discovery in our Bamboo bush yesterday, a Rainspider nest! The Rainspider mom is sitting on top of the nest in the photo, she is huge! The nest is literally the same size as it is in the photo. SO exciting!

This is the little zebra I made for someone over in Australia 🙂 He’s on his way there now. I really enjoyed knitting this sweet softie and will have to design a pattern soon. I used pure wool from Nurturing Fibres, a stunning South African yarn dyer and he has been stuffed with Merino fleece, so 100% natural!

Our days are becoming cooler now that we are heading into Autumn here in South Africa, I’m looking forward to the colder months 🙂 What have you been up to lately?

Have a lovely Saturday!

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A Trip

Hello,

I really appreciate all of your comments and for your visits to this space. Life is incredibly busy now and the days are flying by. I cannot believe it’s almost Christmas, it seems that I have just packed up all the decorations and now it’s time to take them all down from the cupboards again! I was grateful to hear from a few readers who were missing my posts. I will be posting more often and really enjoy sharing here and of course love hearing from you. I am also posting frequently on Instagram as Mamma4earth

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We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at the beach. We haven’t been for a while, it’s an eight-hour drive in the car but was worth the trip.

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I spotted a bluebottle on the beach, they are beautiful.

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Kye and I found some scoured out rock pools that had tiny ecosystems living in them.

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Everyone enjoyed the beach, I really wish we lived closer.

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I’ve been enjoying knitting on the Blue Light Hat. It was originally designed by Kerstin Olsson in 1959 and was updated by Solveig Gustafsson in 2008. The shades of yarn are breathtaking when combined in their respective rounds. 💛✨ Kye has seen it and has already claimed ownership.😊

windmill

Discovering windmills is my absolute favourite activity when we’re on a roadtrip.

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Found some stunning seaglass on the beach…

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I took this photo of the sunrise at 4:45 am the morning we drove back, it was beautiful and the sun disappeared into the clouds almost instantly.

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Around the Garden

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Love the symmetry!

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Mushrooms have been popping up everywhere, there must be fairies afoot!

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I’ve been trying to propagate some succulents by just placing the leaves on damp soil. It’s starting to work!! Wow, I’m incredibly excited!! I’ll keep you posted about their progress 🙂

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I’m terribly grateful for all our lemon trees, they seem to fruit around the year, I take a spoon of lemon juice and honey every night. I haven’t had a cold for ages.

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Our garden has been winding down for winter but the succulents and indigenous plants have been putting on a beautiful show for us.

Hope your week is wonderful and you’re keeping warm (southern hemisphere 🙂

 

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Yarn Along

Jersey

I have a jersey that I knitted when I was 17, I love it but can’t find the pattern anywhere, it’s probably somewhere in my house but it’s well hidden. I decided to try and replicate the pattern but after knitting the rib I realised I couldn’t, so I started knitting something else that I thought would work and this is what I came up with… I’m really enjoying the pattern that’s emerging!

Whale, Camel, Hippo

I’m also busy working on some knitted toys that will soon be on their way to France and the USA. I just have one goat to go and then they’re ready! These patterns are all available here in my Etsy store.

On the reading front, I’m reading Farmer Boy to both of my boys, they are really enjoying it and ask me to please read another chapter each time I say I’m finished. It’s such a lovely book!

Happy knitting adventures 🙂

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