A year ago, I wrote of other milestones and a year later, this month or the week before last, to be precise, was one of celebration – of a different and more personal milestone. It culminated in a beautiful feast with friends from near and far. … More Too much of a good thing – almost!
July is The Husband’s birthday month. Every year, as the appointed day approaches, he is asked what he’d like to do. The answer is usually unsatisfactory to the Cat’s Mother … More People and spaces – II
A delight and highlight in the last few months was the visit from my son from another mother. He and I both have fond memories of the time … More Sunny son-days
When spring arrives in our valley, it blossoms and is filled with the sound of busy bees. It’s not only the bees who are busy: the valley emerges from what is usually a cold and wet winter, into a flush of festivals and fun events. This weekend was no exception. McGregor is home to a relatively recent … More It’s not just the bees…
We are very lucky to live in a beautiful valley that produces wonderful wine and creates fabulous opportunities for celebrating not just wine, but its talented cellar masters and wine makers. The Robertson Slow Festival is unique. It is a genteel, intimate and relaxed festival that spreads itself through the valley. People come together in … More Long, leisurely, Lord’s
Friday, 18 July 2014, in McGregor dawned: a cold, blustery morning. It was also the first Mandela Day since his death in December 2013; he would have been 95. Later that day I was heading down to our local community service centre (aka the police station) to join a sandwich drive. This, juxtaposed with my my … More Eating to Live