I ordered my ring flash about a month ago. First they sent me a email to say that the flash is out of stock and then while we were on the SAPS cycle tour I received an email to say that my package are on it’s way. I was so happy.
The following week I went to my postbox at least 3 times a day to see if my letter from Customs have arrived. Nothing….
My father and Ronald asked every now and then have I received any word on my flash and every time the answer was no Nothing… Then I got an email on Monday from the supplier to say that due to bad weather there are a delay in the delivery.
Oh well I was telling myself that they did say it can take from 3 to 8 weeks for delivery depending on circumstances. This morning my father came to me with a slip from the Post Office. My first thought was my flash! But then the previous two times I ordered something from overseas I had go and collect it at the Customs counter in Epping industrial. I took the slip and after I picked up the boys from school I went straight to the Post Office and when the lady came back to the counter with a big package I wanted to shout out loud my flash…
I got in the car and tweeted immediately. I could not wait to get home to see what was in the package and when I opened it I was a happy lady. My ring flash have finally arrived….
Last night a friend came by with some Buchu stems. Now for those who don’t know what Buchu is here are a simple explination that I copied from Wikipedia.
“Buchu is a word of Khoikhoi origin, which may refer to a number of South African plants, fungi or a mineral, that were used in traditional preparations. Most Boegoe plants are typified by a strong aromatic odour due to volatile oils released by glands in the leaves. The name primarily denotes those plant species of which the stems, powdered leaves or volatile oils are employed in herbalism.”
What I can tell you is that it do have a very strong aromatic odour. If you walk into my kitchen that as all you smell..
Now hubby have some Witblits and him and his friend thought it would be cool to make some Buchu Witblits. For now the bottled Buchu still look beautiful but I think a few months from now it will not be so green anymore. I will make a note in my diary that I take another photo of the Buchu Witblits in three months time just to see if and how the colour changed.
Today’s post will be a bit different. This morning I decided that today’s photo of the day will be our supper.
Chicken steaklets, homemade fries, Brown Mushrooms filled with Garlic, Bacon, Feta and Cheddar cheese. It tasted as good as it looked and smelled.
Ronald and I went to practice some Badminton this evening and decided that we will start supper when we get back from practice. I prepared the mushrooms this afternoon and put them in the refrigerator peeled the potatoes ready for Ronald to cut and make the fries. The Chicken steaklets must be cooked from frozen and I usually grill them in my George Foreman.
Today was one of those day’s I knew I had to get my photo of the day but what? So I walked through the house. In the kitchen I looked at my tin collection and decided to leave that for another project I have in mind for the future. I went to the bathroom were my frog collection was and decided that today is not a day for a frog.
I got back in the living room and spotted the Elephants that Ronald bought me a few years back. I love Elephants and decided I’ll photograph them.
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey
“Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.” Margaret Mead
“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” Napoleon Hill
“He who has not learned the blessed art of sharing his blessings with others has not found the true path to enduring happiness, for happiness comes mainly from sharing of one’s self and one’s blessings.” Napoleon Hill
“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D. L. Moody
“To give up the things you love is to abandon your dreams and allow a part of yourself to die. Nurture these parts of you as you would a flower and it will blossom and bring joy and beauty into your life; joy and beauty you may never have otherwise known.” Michelle Ambler
Just want say hallo. May everyone have a Blessed week.
Three weeks ago this time we were busy packing and getting ready for the SAPS cycle tour in aid of the SAPS Educational fund…. Time surely don’t stand still and waits for nobody.
Let me rewind back in time for a little while and tell you more about the Opening ceremony held on 7 May 2012 at Cape Gate Shopping Center’s parking lot.
It was a very cold and cloudy morning. The riders were all pumped up for the tour to start, but like any big event it had to be started in the right way. There were some important people present to wish the men and women well on the tour. They were Major General Sharon Jephta, Brigadier Adonis, Brigadier Mamela, Brigadier van Niekerk, Lieutenant Colonel Traut, Lieutenant Colonel Mngcokola, Colonel Joseph, Captain Petersen and Leon Brynard.
The proceedings started with our Master of Ceremony Boesman van Zyl he had everyone in stitches with his acting. I was quite skeptical about how the top people will react to him but must say what I observed was that Major General Sharon Jephta and Brigadier van Niekerk really enjoyed his acting and that was a relieve. It took the others a while to warm up to him but in the end everybody was laughing and even joking with.
Captain Petersen read from the Bible and said a prayer. I must admit the prayer was very uplifting and it touched my heart. I believe that you do not start anything without asking our Heavenly Farther to bless it and if you go on a trip you ask Him to put His hand of protection over each and everyone on that trip. Captain Petersen did just that. He even asked that the family members staying home be blessed and kept safe till we return. Amen to that.
Our Master of Ceremonies then told another few jokes.
After laughing themselves teary eyed the Master of Ceremonies gave the podium to Colonel Joseph. Colonel Joseph are the Station Commander at Brackenfell SAPS. He thanked the men and ladies for their eagerness and bigheartedness to cycle 496 km for the children of colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty. Colonel Joseph also invited Major General Sharon Jephta to join the cyclist for the last 8 km of the tour.
Now I must brag, I know my husband won’t but I am very proud of him. For nearly two years now he was saying he wanted to do another cycle tour to raise funds for something but what? In the past Brackenfell SAPS had 4 cycle tours all in aid of a school or children in need of medical equipment. Then last year the SAPS started the Educational trust fund and he saw the opportunity. They got the Blessings of all the necessary people and the planning began.
Okay back to the ceremony. Colonel Josephs gave the podium to Major General Sharon Jephta. She also thanked the men and women in advanced for what they are doing and told them that she was proud to be associated with members who are willing to cycle 496 km and put their bodies at risk for their colleagues. She also thanked the Master of Ceremonies for his entertainment and said that she enjoyed his acting. She then accepted the invitation to cycle the last 8 km with the cyclist and members of the public on Friday 11 May 2012.
Brigadier Mamela also said a few words and also thanked everyone for going this extra mile for their colleagues.
The photographers from the SAPS took a few photo’s of the group and then the cyclist was on their way to their first stop on the Vissershok road.
This morning Louhn and I went to the Winelands Winter Queen High Tea in aid of CANSA. Sunette Nieuwoudt a semi finalist in Mrs South Africa was our hostess. All of the ladies at Sunette’s table got a goody bag and a beautiful rose.
I just love flowers and roses are one of the most romantic flowers. Well that is just my opinion…. I just love the white and dark pink rose it’s really beautiful…
More about Sunette and the High Tea at a later stage. But for now here’s the lovely rose I brought back home with me.
Tonight I went with hubby to their League Badminton game against Edgemead. I tried out new settings but still need some practice. Taking action photo’s with an ISO of 2000 and 3200 is not easy. Next time I think I must take along my mono-pod for some support. Not only do one get allot of blur’s the photo’s are grainy and the lighting on the court is not very nice. But I will get there one way or the other. All I need to do is practice at some different setting.
Here are two shots I picked for tonight. As soon as I go through all 312 photo’s I believe I will get some photo’s that will have the seal of my approval but till then I am not going to beat myself up. I am still learning Action photography at a high ISO and I know in due course I will master it…
I was busy editing the SAPS Cycle tour photo’s when my Farther came knocking on the studio door. Ha Ha Tea time went through my mind…
My farther asked me if I am going to join them for tea. I did not give him a chance to ask me twice I grabbed my camera just in case something catch my eye on the way to their Granny flat.
I went to the bathroom to wash my hands and there I spotted my photo of the day. While my Farther was still working he got a Hen and chickens, Chlorophytum comosum as a present. When he retired he brought the plant home. The only room in their Granny Flat that was perfect for it was the bathroom. Just look how gorgeous the flowers are looking…
Brrrr the winter is upon us. Cold feet and bodies are at the order of the day. Not this year.
We went shopping and hubby draw my attention to some nice boots, but unfortunately there were not in my size. Then my eye caught the table full of warm slippers… So I got myself a pair. After trying it out I am thinking maybe I must get myself another pair…
Today Hubby returned from his Badminton Tournament in East Londen. So glad he’s back I really missed him allot.
He did not come home empty handed. He brought back one Bronze Medal which he earned in the singles development category and two Gold medals one for mixed doubles and one for men’s doubles. I am so proud of Ronald and wish him all the luck for his future in Badminton.
He only started playing this year and just look at what he achieved.
Yesterday was Armand’s 12th birthday. Sjoe time surely flies when you have children.
My mother ordered Armand a cake from Charmaine Smoothey . Aunt Charmaine is like family and her cakes are divine and so gorgeous. The detail in the figurines are just to die for. I could recommend her services to each and everyone.
Armand wanted a Star Wars cake with Yoda. When he saw his cake is first remark was Yoda is mine… It looked to good to eat and in the end Armand just could not eat the little figurine…
Yesterday was a very busy day and there was not allot of time to spare. I had to go to a Cheese and Wine function with the sponsors of the SAPS Cycle tour and afterwards the Gala Concert was held in aid of the SAPS Educational Trust Fund. What other 12 year old can say that there was a concert organized “for his birthday”. We only got home 00:04 so he spend most of his birthday at school. I’ll post more on his birthday a bit later…
This morning I decided that I just have to make Yoda and Armand my photo of the day so I grabbed my “boyfriend EOS” and took some photo’s of Armand and his cake.
This morning when I went to feed the chickens I took with my camera. I wanted to take some photo’s of our one Rooster.
In the coop we have two Roosters, one is still very young and three hens. I have no idea what breed they are, but will find out from the man who breeds them. They are very tame and the boys usually picks them up and pat them.
The large Rooster really made me laugh. In some photo’s he look like he’s having a bad feather day.
With my husband not being here and the boys in school this morning I had to go and feed the chickens. I took my “boyfriend” with for some company.
The chickens was very happy to see me. Okay not me the food and fresh water. I took some photo’s of our big Rooster. LOL he’s sexy and he knows it…
My photo of the day is a head shot of that Sexy Rooster. Please don’t ask me what breed the chickens are because really I have no idea. If I remember I will ask the person who breeds them I am sure he’ll know…
Winter is approaching fast. Was a cool day here in Cape Town today.
I just had to take a photo of Ogies all curled up on the chair. She did not even move a whisker when I turned the chair. Not even the pencil under her could make her move. She slept on the chair till I went to fetch Armand and Lian at school. When she heard her master she came running around the corner.