Squared: 10 August 2021

Habanero. Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #276

Greetings from my garden….

Radish (2020/11/17)

“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” ~Old French Proverb

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

🌾Have a fabulous day.🌾

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #263

Greetings from my garden….

Strawberry Plant (2020/11/13)

Strawberry Plant
Strawberry Plant
Strawberry Plant
Strawberry Plant
Strawberry Plant
Strawberry Plant (Taken with Huawei P30 Lite)
Strawberry Plant (Taken with Huawei P30 Lite)
Strawberry Plant (Taken with Huawei P30 Lite)
Strawberry Plant (Taken with Huawei P30 Lite)

“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” ~Jenny Uglow

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #247

Greetings from my garden….

Carrot Seedlings (2020/11/13)

“Gardening is the art that uses flowers & plants as paint ,and the soil and sky as canvas.”   ~ Elizabeth Murray

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Grand Tour Of Scotland: Tarland

Day 5: 15 August 2019 – Tarland

Our next stop was not a planned one. Somewhere along the road I missed a turnoff or took the wrong turnoff. I am not complaining it was a beautiful road and the scenery was also breathtaking. Google maps also could not tell us where we are. We were on a unknown road. The first village we came across was Tarland.

For two days now I have been looking for information on Tarland and even the website don’t really give you any information on the history of the village.

Tarland (Gaelic: Turlann) is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is located 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Aboyne, and 30 miles (50 km) west of Aberdeen.

Views on Route to Tarland
Views on Route to Tarland
Views on Route to Tarland
Views on Route to Tarland
Views on Route to Tarland
Views on Route to Tarland

Tarland War Memorial

The Tarland war memorial stands in the village square looking east. It commemorates the dead from both World War I and II. It is a solid rectangular rough hewn block of granite sitting upright with names for World War II on a smooth face on the front. Below that is a later small angled plaque with the names for World War II. It sits on a two-step base. The monument is surmounted by the figure of a kilted soldier in battle dress, head bent holding an inverted rifle. It is surrounded by a low iron railing. It was sculpted in 1920 by Robert Morrison of E Morren, Aberdeen. The column is inscribed at the top, ‘WE GRATEFULLY REMEMBER ALL THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR’.

Tarland War Memorial
Tarland War Memorial

MacRobert Memorial Hall

The Tarland Welfare Trust was formed in 1951 for the purpose of building, equipping and maintaining a new village hall in Tarland. The land and money to build the Hall were gifted to the community by Lady MacRobert and hence its name. The Trustees of the Tarland Welfare Trust own and manage the Hall on behalf of the community under a ‘Declaration of Trust’. This states that the Memorial Hall be built ‘with a view to providing improved amenities and facilities for the public, so that the Hall may be run in the manner most beneficial to the Community’.

MacRobert Memorial Hall
MacRobert Memorial Hall
Tarland Main Road
The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel, Tarland, Scotland
DĂ©cor in The Commercial Hotel Ladies Bathroom, Tarland, Scotland
Delicious Tea
Pull Pork Burger, onion rings and chips
Beef Lasagne, House Salad and Garlic Bread
Aberdeen Arms Hotel
Tarland Toy Shop and Post Office
Tarland Parish Churchyard, Tarland
Boyne House, Tarland, Scotland

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

What’s In My Garden? #232

Greetings from my garden….

Strawberry Plants (2020/11/06)

“Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.”  ~Unknown

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me in exploring our garden.

Till next time, please stay safe and healthy. Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

Squared: 21 March 2021

Fat Circles

Thank you very much for taking the time to have a look at my work.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Cee’s Flower Of The Day Challenge: 19 March 2021

Good day friends,

I hope that you all are still happy and healthy.

Here is my contribution for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound” ~Edwin Curran

With all my heart, Thank You for your ongoing support and for taking the time to have a look at my post.

Stay safe and healthy. Till next time.

Have a Fabulous day.

Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 15 March 2021

Fat Circles in a pan

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Just a Random Photo: 3 March 2021

Fat circles in a pan

Thank you for your continued support and taking the time to look at my post.

 Have a fantastic day. Stay safe. Till next time

Coreen

Breakfast at Driftwoods

Good day everyone…

Well after our quick stop in Hopefield we were on our way to Yzerfontein to have some breakfast at the farm stall there… On our way I realized I took the wrong turn off I was supposed to go through Darling and not Hopefield. This was not a trainsmash instead we headed to Langebaan.

We went to the beach area and parked the car. It was early and most of the businesses was still closed. Then dad showed me that Driftwoods just put out their sign. I asked them if they were open for breakfast yet. The manager said they are busy prepping the kitchen but we are more than welcome to have a cup of coffee so long.

It was a beautiful cloudy and cool morning and we wanted a table with a nice view. We ordered our coffee and started going through the menu to see what we would like for breakfast. As luck would have it I had to pick up on a typo on their new menu’s. Yes I think I am cursed I always pick up on simple stuff like that.

It was not long after they served us our coffee that the waiter said they are ready to take our order…. When dad ordered his breakfast the waiter looked as if he never heard of it before. He asked dad if he can please say it again. Dad repeated his order. I could clearly see the waiter was a bit confused. I then showed the waiter the two menus and he called the manager. We all had a good laugh over the typo.

I can absolutely with no doubt in my mind refer Driftwood’s for your next or future visit to Langebaan. The service is excellent, the food delicious and the staff was very friendly and one felt at home…

Early morning coffee at Driftwood’s

We are off to the Westcoast National Park…. Watch this space…

First attempt making cabbage stew

For a while now I was crawing cabbage stew, but had no clue in how to make it or so I told myself.

Mom used to make it and I think I was afraid mine would not be as delicious as hers was. Over the weekend I decided to give it a go and see if I could do my mom proud.

I bought all the ingredients and yesterday I made my first pot of Cabbage stew. I got the recipe out of a Cookbook my mom gave to me when I started cooking in Highschool.

It came out delicious and dad asked me if he could have a bowl of cabbage stew for lunch.

I still wanted to freeze some for another day, but I could only freeze one meal for dad for that days that I can’t cook to make sure he has a hearty meal.

Cabbage, onions and potatoes. Taken with my Huawei P10

The end result. Taken with my Huawei P10.

All that is left over… Taken with my Huawei P10

Our first Christmas without Mom

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day.

This was our first Christmas without my Mother and I miss her a whole lot.It was a very emotional day for all of us and when I opened my present I had a hard time hiding my tears. Mom ordered my present earlier in the year and hid the book in a drawer where my dad found it when he was looking for the Christmas wrapping paper.

Looking forward to taking these road trips in honor of my Mom….
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This year I said I ‘ll make a triffle… This was a first for me. Mom used to make it and I had big shoes to fill…

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It looked great and also tasted divine.

Aspidistra Nursery: Part 11

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

My favorite part of the visit to Aspidistra is visiting the tea room for a refreshing cup of tea and a Milk Tart Cupcake…. Yummee

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 10

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 9

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 8

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 7

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 6

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 5

Aspidistra Nursery is one of my favorite places to visit. Every time I visit I see something new.

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 4

I visited Aspidistra again. WOW this nursery really inspires one and it awakens one’s creative side.  This time my dad came with us to explore the nursery and get some ideas on decorating and recycling…

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part 3

I visited Aspidistra again. WOW this nursery really inspires one and it awakens one’s creative side.  This time my dad came with us to explore the nursery and get some ideas on decorating and recycling…

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part2

I visited Aspidistra again. WOW this nursery really inspires one and it awakens one’s creative side.  This time my dad came with us to explore the nursery and get some ideas on decorating and recycling…

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Aspidistra Nursery: Part1

I visited Aspidistra again. WOW this nursery really inspires one and it awakens one’s creative side.  This time my dad came with us to explore the nursery and get some ideas on decorating and recycling…

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Ruan Turned 21

I had the pleasure to capture Ruan’s 21st.  Here are some of the photo’s of the fun filled evening…

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Zeez Beauty Boutique opening Featuring on Website

Estrolita Petersen are one of my photography clients. I first met her when Mrs Cape Town Chantal Witthuhn introduced us and I did a portfolio shoot with her.

She phoned me 4 days prior to the opening of ZEEZ and asked if I could come and capture this special event. I did not even think twice.

What a lovely evening we had. The food was great and we all got some tips on how to do our make up in only a few steps… I do not really like make up but in the fashion and beauty industry unfortunately I must also look the part. Even though my face are behind the camera 95% of the time.

Estrolita I wish you all the best for your new adventure with ZEEZ.

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For more photo’s please visit ZEEZ Beauty Boutique opening on my website.

 

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Aspidistra Nursery

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Travel theme: Sweet

This weeks travel theme is sweet. The first photo to pop into my head was the Carrot Cake at Aspidistra Nursery near Stellenbosch.

The cake is to die for and I keep trying to get an excuse just to go back and have another piece…..

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