Category Archives: Thoughts

As Descartes concluded: “I think therefore I am.” So to find out more about who I am I have to think more?Or maybe in my case think less?

Pork Belly with Gooseberry Glaze

We made pork belly for our annual “Christmas in July” this year. The meat was soft and succulent and the crackling was very crispy. It was delicious! (And it wasn’t just me who thought so.) Ingredients: 2kg pork belly; salt; … Continue reading

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Hannes’s Tomato Soup

I haven’t put anything on this blog for a while… I was a little scared off by weird “outlook” followers. But this tomato soup is yummy! And easy to make. Ingredients: Thick (1cm) Sliced tomatoes (1kg), 1 chopped onion, 250ml … Continue reading

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Koranna Camping

“Second Star to the right and straight on ’til morning. -Peter Pan” The abundance of stars was one of my favourite things about our Koranna trip! I haven’t seen so many twinkling stars in a while. Wow! We had perfect … Continue reading

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Our Templehof Lion Encounter

Leo and I enjoyed an outing with the Dixies to Tempelhof Guest and Game Farm today. The farm is near Ficksburg so it wasn’t too far to drive and Chantal bought lekker snacks which kept me and the kids happy. … Continue reading

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Jane’s 50th Parkrun

There are no shortcuts. Work hard. Be patient.  Be consistent.  Be persistent.  And never give up! Well done to my mom for completing her 50th Parkrun this weekend!  She even ran in the rain the previous Saturday because she knew … Continue reading

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Corporate Iron Man in Port Elizabeth 2017

Jy’s my batman, superman, IRONMAN…. I did it! I got the medal!  Marc, Pete and I took part in the Port Elizabeth Corporate Ironman 2017.  It’s a tenth of the big Ironman…  It was pretty intense for me, especially the … Continue reading

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Nobis’s Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup

The day before her baby was born Nobis came to show me how to make her yummy chicken and sweetcorn soup. It’s a recipe I don’t want to forget… Here’s what goes in the soup: (and below this list I’ve … Continue reading

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