Friday, 15 June 2012

New Home

I have been so very very busy these past few days. Moving house.

I found a new home! Moved everything. Have a new look, new name. Lots of exciting new things.

Visit me here  

look forward to welcoming you there, 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

It's the small things...

Driving home today (from school) with my baby boy, he asked me for "kipies" that's our code name for chips. :)
He didn't have to ask twice I went straight to McDonald's.
We laughed our heads off as we went through the "drive through" twice for the same order, chips! And watched the amazement and surprised look of the women taking our payment!

I know it's silly, but it really is the small things that count.
O it's so good to laugh with my boy...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

One year ago...

One year ago today I had my life changing and body changing experience. Can’t believe how time has flown.

I have had my one year check up and all is good. I'm back to normal life, nice pink colour in the eyes not that pale white anymore, no pain and no excessive tiredness. Doc was so happy at my check-up!
I have a keloid scar, there is a bit tissue scaring too and I’m still a tiny bit sensitive in the tummy area but other than that there are no complains, just glad it is over and that I can have a normal life now.

I don’t jump, skip and dance when I walk pass that special isle in the store (everyone said I would do that) BUT that is because I never go there; I avoid that area completely and besides I can’t dance too well, it would just look really weird. Yeah! 
Strange thing is that I just had another ‘old’ birthday, have no uterus and despite all this I still want a baby girl. I still get broody, shame, I feel so sorry for myself.

So if you know anyone out there that has a baby girl lying around that they don’t want or need....send me a message I’ll be glad to fetch her.

-- this post is all pink in dedication to the baby girl  :D 

Thursday, 31 May 2012

History of 31 May

On 31 May 1902 was the end of The Boer War.
It was on this day in 1910 that South Africa became a Union. Because of the war the country was quite separated and Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Transvaal and Orange Free State were not always united .... so on 31 May 1910 Cape of Good Hope become part of the Union of South Africa.
On this day in 1928 a new look South African flag was flown for the first time.
On 31 May 1961 South Africa went from being a ‘Union’ to a ‘Republic’ and we left the Commonwealth! Yeah!
And every year after that there would be big parties out on the street, people would celebrate the anniversary of the Republic of South Africa in street parties, with marching bands etc. braais were a big part of the celebration too.

Famous person born on 31 May...there are lots but the only one I like is Clint Eastwood.
31 May was a public holiday until 1994 and now it’s just a normal day...and my birthday. Sometimes it comes with a bit of sadness as it was on this day that my father in law passed away (I never got to meet him) and my brother in laws’ father also passed away on this day ...

But let’s not ponder on the sadness for too long or the history … And just say Happy Birthday to me

ME - Two months old
I was such a cute baby ...  

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Worth reading - I am a racist

Worth reading ..... This is so true it's actually sad. And it all came about because the ANC do not like a painting (The Spear) of Mr Z  

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Bird photographers

In April when we enjoyed all those long weekends I ventured out with my photographer on my first trip to Marievale (Awake with the birds). Soon after that early morning he convinced me, or twisted my arm, and I got my basket and my flask one more time. On this trip two of the other photo buddies were coming too...they were on a mission. It was a misty morning so most people stayed away from photography that day and we had the hide all to ourselves. Every trip they try something different to perfect their 'strategy' on the kingfisher :) These boys are determined and just a tad crazy!
I had a camera and lens again and did a better job this time - here are my pics 

Redknobbed Coot
This is what we came for the Malachite Kingfisher - a tiny little bird (about 13 cm long) that only stops long enough to swallow a little fish and off he darts again. Gorgeous little thing painted in brightest colors, he was and always is the highlight of the day.

and that was another beautiful morning with the birds and the photographers....