Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hats off to Madri Rossouw, the first ever woman of the Prince Albert Agricultural Union, for putting together a wonderful Agricultural Show this year!

Thanks also to the sponsors who made it all possible and to those who encouraged entrants in the horse events to come from all over to participate.  I have to say the horses were my favourite, so I am only going to blog photos of them and their riders.

One of the ladies will be posting a facebook page with all the photos at some point.


Evening sky and full moon over the new stables



Thursday, October 17, 2013


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Thanks very much to Berlinda who called me last night and said to go along to the airstrip with my camera and see what was parked there.  Well what a lovely surprise!

I took the 'woof-boys' along and they were so engrossed in all the wonderful smells that they didn't even notice the great big aeroplane.  I eventually had to get them to 'sit and stay or else!' for a pose.  So Bentley plonked himself down and stayed, sitting in a bit of an awkward position, but I guess he thought he didn't dare move or he may be barked at.  And the marks on Bailey's nose, it's Bentley gob in case you wanted to know.

What a stunning evening it was with a gorgeous sunset, which I will post on the next blog.

Flying ears and tongues with a beauty in the background.

A rare sight for us!

The boys being made to pose.

The tongues getting shorter.

Friday, October 11, 2013


It's one of those hot, grey days in Prince Albert today.  Mostly grey skies and heating up towards Summer.  Then to brighten our day, a whole tour of vintage cars arrived and parked outside my office opposite the Swartberg Hotel.  I thought I'd share a few of those with you.

Monday, October 7, 2013

KAROO HUES...............

Here is one of the many reasons I love the name Karoo Hues.

The dogs and I have been walking on the koppie for the past couple of days, and I never cease to be amazed at the variations of colour that we get in the rocks here.  These stones were collected within a few meters from each other.  The colours are beautiful and rich, and even metallic.  The colour layering and the patterns are incredible.  It sometimes looks as though some of them have been painted. The layers of sediment make sense, the pockets of colour I need to ask about.

Typically, the day I don't have my camera with me, there was probably the most spectacular sunset I have seen.  And yes, when I took it along yesterday, it was just pretty ordinary.

I still love the way the mountains layer themselves in the early mornings and evenings.  I bet if anyone tried to paint them that way, they'd just look plain old boring, but in reality, they are quite breath-taking.

I count my blessings every day living in a place like Prince Albert and am even more grateful that I can share it with my boys.

I started the day at the nursery buying grass for the cats to eat, then had a wonderful session of Reiki with Karen Miller, then took photos as a favour for a friend, Annelie who then took me out for a salad (I'm on only raw foods for a week), then off for a Sunday afternoon nap, and then a walk and drive with the dogs.  How much better can a Sunday get than that?

I had lunch with my friend Trudy today, and I just adore her cats.  They hate the camera though and always run away if I get too close, or just point it at them so I never get the best shots, but I'm going to share a few with you anyway.

Beautiful colours

One of the views from the koppie .

This house is 4km away and the left speck of a house in the previous photo.

Bentley Karoo, and if you spot the black tail, that belongs to Bailey.

Those beautiful layers.

Trudy's Stanley on the roof, moaning at me with the camera.

And then I caught him in the bucket.