St Helena Bay 2010

I was going through some of my files on my external hard drives and came across a whole folder of unedited photo’s of 2010/2011.

We went to St Helena Bay in December 2010 where we visited with my parents in law. That weekend Armand fell himself into hospital  on the first day we got there. He got 6 stitches in his knee…

All of these photo’s were taken with my Canon 500D and till today I love this camera.

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Our Family 2010 World Cup Tour finally edited

I am very happy to share the following news with you!!!


It took me a good three years to finish talking about taking once time… I took the photo’s on our tour with my Canon EOS 500D with my Canon EFs 18-200mm IS lens.

Now I want to share these long waited photo’s and stories with you so for the next few weeks I’ll write a blog here and there and post some photo’s from our journey. I would really  like to give you a little bit of background of the towns we passed through and also the places we visited on our tour. This will keep me busy quite a while we visited allot of places and had a very busy month. We left home on 9 June 2010 and returned home 10 July 2010.

The boys are still talking about this holiday so at least I know they did enjoyed it.

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At the back: My mother Dot and my father Ivan
In the front: My youngest Lian(with blue beanie) Myself Coreen and my oldest Armand

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The road leading to different places….
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The transport and 4×4 when needed…

In March 2012 I did write a post regarding our tour but that was were it ended. I got so busy with work and the holiday editing was pushed to the background…. Read more here 

My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 68

“Keep your dreams, for in them lies joy denied to men grown wise.”

Edgar Guest

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 39

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“Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?”

Eliza Dushku

My photo someone’s quote: Day 14

World Cup Tour_4522 14“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare



This week Cee’s fun Photo Challenge is Roads. For more information on this challenge feel free to visit Cee’s Blog

I took these photo’s on our 2010 World Cup Tour. I love taking photo’s of the road still to travel ahead and also already traveled….

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The Word a week this week is Dawn. For more information on this challenge please visit the blog  A word in your ear

I took the following photo’s on our road trip in June/July 2010. My parents, the boys and I hit the road for 5 weeks while my hubby was working.  We called our tour the World Cup Tour. Everybody went from province to province to follow the soccer games. We went from province to province to do some sight seeing and visiting dear friends….

Every time we went to our next destination we woke up before dawn and hit the road. We saw the sun coming up in allot of different places and each time it  was spectacular….

I took these photo’s with my Canon 500D and back then I did not shoot RAW but JPG. Since then I’ve converted and only shoot in RAW.

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My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 33/52

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Never stop dreaming, as yesterday’s dream can become the reality of tomorrow and the innovation of the future.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. African proverb
When you choose to forgive those who hurt you, you take away their power.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” Dumbledore

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 31/52

Table Mountain, Blaauwberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.” Unknown

Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” Dame Edna Everage

Alpine Heath, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,2012

“Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.” Dr Wayne Dyer

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa,2012

Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself.”  Mary Louise Bean

Lupine, Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa,2012

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

Clara Anna Fontein, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson





My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 30/52

Potsberg, West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” Henry Ward Beecher

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2010

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sandbaai, Hermanus, South coast, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” Leo Buscaglia

Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa,2012

“Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.” Jim Rohn

Country View, Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, 2012

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Saint Francis of Assisi

Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa, 2012

“Those who possess strength have also known adversity.” Byron Pulsifer