Author: Hat

Doing "charity-work" differently…

I’m part of an organisation called WOODO (women who DO!).   And a couple of months ago – we were trying to brainstorm creative, different ways to raise money and have fun at the same time!  Anyway – we decided to host a FUNdraiser with emphasis on the ‘fun’!  And we came up with Chop-Shop!  🙂 In a nutshell – it was a morning of re-cycling and up-cycling and hilarious creative-creations!  Here’s some pics:...

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A beautiful moment at The Pickle Pot Cafe…

It’s nearing the end of Summer, and Nick and I are on our way to the Southern Drakensberg to enjoy an Easter break at Lake St. Bernard.  The first half of the journey consists of 5 hours on the highway… but the 2nd half of the journey takes us on long, windy roads – right into the heart of the ‘Berg.  It’s one of the most picturesque parts of the country:  mountains, rolling hills, lakes and rivers… cows and sheep grazing in delicious, green pastures… crystal clear mountain streams… oh, it’s beyond blissful.  There’s an oooh!  and and aaaah!...

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Re-cycled Christmas Prezzies

Last Christmas, we decided to Do-Christmas-Differently...  and the first rule was that the adults weren’t going to waste money buying all of the other adults Christmas presents. I don’t know about you – but there have been very few Christmas presents (that I have received in my adult years) that I have either wanted… liked… or needed.  So – to save ourselves space, free ourselves from extra unwanted / unneeded household clutter, and save our relatives some money – we made a rule:  no presents for the grown-ups!  Besides, the “gift” for us was the time spent with our...

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Pretty things on top of Table Mountain

We’ve been up Table Mountain a few times – mostly for the view.  I think most people go up there for the primary purpose of the awesome view.  Nick and I went up on our wedding anniversary this year.  However, by the time we reached the top, the clouds had settled in and there was absolutely no view!  Everything was shrouded in mist – in a sense, it felt almost eerie. I overheard a few people complaining that it was a waste of cable-car money… to have come all the way to the top – only to miss out...

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