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Twin Anniversary and Engagement Celebration!

This is a special day for us. My twin sister Ruth was married 20 years ago today at the gorgeous Alphen Hotel in Cape Town, where she had lunch with her husband, before their party tonight. By complete chance (if there is such a thing :-)), Dave proposed to me 16 years ago today on Signal Hill, from a spot right about where this photo was taken:

TABLE BAY and ROBBEN ISLAND from SIGNAL HILL – Cape Town, South Africa

He had Table Mountain in mind, but was too impatient, or tense, to wait for the cable car queues. We weren’t aware of it then, but apparently both sites are situated on significant energy meridians. I haven’t looked into this, but true or not, it was certainly auspicious for us. That year we celebrated with Ruth and Etienne, since dinner was already planned on their behalf. We’ll enjoy ours in Jo’burg tonight, and drink a toast to them too!

I don’t usually include pics of myself in posts, but today is unusual – and being identical twins is curious to some 😉 – so here’s a recent one of the two of us together:


Heart-felt thanks to my beloved husband, for asking me to marry him all those years ago, and pressing a beautiful ring into my hands – which I almost dropped down the hillside, because Dave has the most stunning blue eyes imaginable . . . Continue reading

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Blogging Friends Festival

BIG THANKS to the wonderfully witty Cindy at The Only Cin, for passing my blog a Best Weekly Photo Award! Sincerely appreciated, Cin 🙂

Despite being clueless about Blog Award etiquette, I’ve created this BBF Award, to acknowledge cyber friends who inject an extra shot of joy into our online journey:


Colourful, Creative,
Wordsmiths all,
You fearlessly follow
your inner call

To express, encourage,
support and share,
converse, engage,
LOL and care

Like flowers that reach
towards the sun,
You brighten cyber space,
Every one.

Today’s BBF Award goes out with gratitude to these Fabulous Bloggers:

Africa on the Blog
Kate Shrewsday
Live the Magic of Africa
Moments . . .
Reflections from a Cloudy Mirror
SA Venues
Spirit Lights The Way
The Jungle of Life
The Only Cin
Travel with Melissa
Woman of Worth

Please share freely 🙂 Continue reading

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To Dave…

With all my love on the 15th anniversary of our marriage (today) & wedding (tomorrow) 🙂

Thank you for being a man in a million!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ROSE PETALS & GRATITUDE Continue reading

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Family = Foundation.

MONGOOSE FAMILY - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
MONGOOSE FAMILY – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“A tree is known by its fruit” – Proverb

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family” – Anthony Brandt

“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing” – Unknown

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to touch.


Quotes to consider:

“To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly” – Voltaire

“At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“Time or distance cannot touch the friendship of the heart.” – Unknown

“Dreams are like stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.” – Unknown

“Long you live and high you’ll fly and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” – Pink Floyd Continue reading

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