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Knitting and Mountain Biking

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We had a beautiful ride this morning, left home at 7am travelled to a nearby shopping centre to park our car and then off we went riding our bikes. It was wonderful to be out in the open, so many birds singing, butterflies flying around settling onto the fresh mud on the orange clay roads. We even spotted a tiny Mongoose scurrying across the track into the thick grass. It felt so good to experience nature like this and of course my love was there with me, so we had a few hours of quality time spent together.

My back feels much better today, we rode 25.5km and it was fine, I was a little tired but I’m sure I’ll be able to manage the 30km ride next weekend, we’ve entered the Serengeti Classic MTB race it’s our first race together and I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

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We stopped for a water break and while we were standing looking around at the scenery, we spotted an eagle circling near this Bluegum tree, can you see him to the left of the tree? I only had my phone camera to work with and I kept stopping to take photos, there were just so many photos I would have loved to take, the Cosmos flowers in bloom and the Red Bishops’ flying ahead of us on the path. A whole flock of them would settle a few metres away on the tracks, we would ride closer and then they would all fly up and once again settle a few metres further away…

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My love ♥

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As we crossed the main road and rode onto a thin path bordered with thick, long grass, we discovered these tombstones, there were so many of them, overgrown graves lost forever, most of the people were born in the 1880s.

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Me riding up a muddy embankment.


I’ve been working on my Panda pattern, so far so good, I can’t wait to share him with you when he’s finished:) I will post updates about him here and on my Ravelry group, Mamma4earth.

Have a lovely day x


Mountain Biking in the HEAT!


Arriving at Modderfontein Bike Park

Modderfontein Bike Park

It’s so beautiful there.


Richard patiently waiting for me:)


Riding over the bridge at the end of the loop, I’m exhausted but thrilled to finish!

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Richard braaing our meat for supper.

Veg Harvesting

The girls picking carrots for our salad.

Today has been a boiling hot day! Richard and I got up early, drove to Modderfontien Bike Park and spent the next two hours riding around a mountain bike loop. At one stage his Garmin was giving temperature readings of 37 degrees Celsius! The ride was great but the hills were a killer, I actually felt like I was going to pass out on one of the steep hills, so I got off my bike and walked up instead. It was a great experience though, Richard was so patient and encouraging, which was wonderful. We rode 16km of hills and winding paths! I can now see why people fall in love with this sport, it’s really fantastic.

We had a lovely light lunch afterwards and then drove home, its been such a relaxing day otherwise and then tonight we had a family braai. Shew, I’m going to sleep well tonight:) Our veg garden is overflowing with produce, I need to get in there and do some weeding someday soon.

PS I’ve also just cast on for a new design for a Panda.

Have a lovely weekend xx


Out and About

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Kye’s wearing the luminous yellow socks…

Cady Hockey

Cady dribbling the ball…

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Today was such a wonderful day!! Sorry about the quality of these photos, I took all of them with my cell phone because I just couldn’t resist. The boys started playing hockey this morning. We met a lovely group of people who give up their Saturday mornings to coach hockey. Kye is playing under 7s and Cady, under 13s. They both did so well and they love it!! I’m very happy for them and they can’t wait for next Saturday.

Tomorrow Jen, Erin and Cady are taking part in a mountain bike race, the Dunblane March Hare AND I have decided to ride too!! Oh my word, I am extremely nervous, I have never ridden in a MTB race before so naturally, I am terrified!!! Did I type enough exclamation marks back there?? What if I don’t finish, what if it’s too hard!! Ok, time to breathe… Yes, I have decided to ride the 10km race, I know it’s only 10km but it’s off-road and to me that’s huge. My hubby is a big MTB rider and he is so excited that I’m going to take part, the bikes are loaded on the car, so there’s no turning back now! Did I mention that I’m also quite excited?? Ok, well, I’ll let you know how it goes, wish me luck!

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