More on the Theme of Home

This little corner of our beautiful land that we call home is truly serving its purpose.  Five years ago we went looking for a place we could move to that could be called home not just to us, but also to my (now late) mother and my stepfather.  The place we found turns out is also capable of serving as a home to our retired horses, to two lovely dogs who we would never have brought into our lives had we not moved here, and to far too many cats.  As our time here has progressed, I have taken delight […]

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Our Home, Her Home

After a week of tap, tap, tapping away, our Cardinal Woodpecker’s home is starting to take shape.  Here she is, cleaning out the wood chips from the hole she made in a monkey-thorn tree in our garden.

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What makes home, home?

Over the weekend Jean confirmed that David, one of her three siblings all of whom have emigrated, and his family, will spend Christmas with us in Kyalami this year. This news pleased me immensely, and as I sit on the stoep listening to the birds ‘ chorus this morning, I realize that much as I am in awe of the physical beauty of the two hectares of this planet we call home, there is something more that makes the place special. It is the community of people whose lives are woven into the fabric of this place that make it […]

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Cardinal Woodpecker

This lady lives in the garden, tap, tap, tapping away in the acacias.  

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