Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Celebrating Thanksgiving in South Africa and a Linky


I was telling people that we wouldn't be doing any special cooking for Thanksgiving this year, but my daughter Samantha had other ideas. Hubby bought a roast chicken to save on effort. Samantha baked Hasselback potatoes, roasted a pre-marinaded pork belly, roasted veggies including butternut and sweet peppers, and I made coleslaw and boiled the sweetcorn. Samantha and Amanda made dessert. It was a peach cobbler with custard. Everything was delicious and eating the leftovers made the time spent in the kitchen worth it!

We had all three girls home for Thanksgiving, which was awesome. Tomorrow, our son is turning 25 and he'll be visiting us for a few days before he has to go back to work. He lives just over an hours' drive away from us. It will be super having all our kids home for a change!




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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sunrise and Sunset with a Linky

 


I'm glad you've been enjoying my sunrise photos! Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment. I do appreciate reading them. Today I have pics of a recent sunrise and a recent sunset.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! We won't be cooking up a big meal, but all my daughters will be home and that's a treat in itself.

Are you interested to see the little church where Robbie and I got married? I only have two photos from the outside. We drove by it to show our girls on our Road Trip to Stellenbosch.






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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Yesterday's Sunrise and a Linky

 


Yesterday's sunrise was so pretty with all the pastel colors and dramatic contrasts of dark and light. These photos were taken with my Canon PowerShot. This morning I captured a pigeon in flight directly above the sunrise using the camera on my Samsung phone. You can check it out on Instagram.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Recent Sunrise and a Linky


These photos are of a recent sunrise taken from my balcony before 6 am. We don't have Daylight Saving Time in South Africa. But we do have electricity saving time called 'loadshedding' when our country's power provider cuts the power. At the moment, we are getting two to three power cuts a day and they usually last two-and-a-half hours each time. That's also why I'm posting this blog hop a bit later than normal.





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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Halloween in South Africa and a Linky


Samantha created this digital art piece on Halloween. She drew it freehand. She's so creative!

Who celebrated Halloween? We usually mark the day by eating American candy, but otherwise, it's pretty quiet. Our main candy was M&Ms. We only eat them about once a year. They're a bit pricy in South Africa. We started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix and it just so happened the next one in the queue on the day of Halloween was the Halloween episode! We didn't even know there was a Halloween episode.


All three girls are home this week (two of them are university students). They'll be writing end-of-the-year exams soon. The school year starts around January and ends around December. Summer break is over Christmas. The photo below was taken in September. Amanda is standing on a slight incline, making her look taller.

From left to right: Jessica, Samantha, and Amanda

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Blue Bindweed and a Linky


These flowers make the prettiest groundcover. I love seeing them in my garden and in other gardens around the neighborhood. They're called Convolvulus sabatius, Convolvulus mauritanicus, blue rock bindweed, or morning glory. You can read more about them on Gardeners' World.

We've been having staggered power outages across the country called loadshedding. Years ago, our power provider, Eskom, was warned to update their power plants, predicting the problems we've been having these last few years. Today we had two power outages, usually lasting 2 and a half hours. It doesn't happen all the time but it happens enough to be disruptive. I feel sorry for business owners.





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