Good Day: 16 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good night’s rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful night’s rest.

It was a beautiful cool morning outside with a slight breeze. Hopefully today will be a bit cooler than the past few days.

Beautiful cloudy morning
Willow being silly this morning
Beautiful cool and cloudy morning
Ready for the birds to come visit.

Yesterday evening my brother and my niece took me to Mugg & Bean for Coffee and Cake. I took a photo of my Capuchino but forgot to take a photo of the Belgium Moose Chocolate Cake 🤦🏻‍♀️. I can tell you it melted in my mouth. The cake was not too sweet and paired perfect with the Capuchino.

My brother and my niece took me out for coffee and cake for my birthday.
Capuchino, Mugg & Bean, Cape Gate, Brackenfell, South Africa

According to the weather forecast, we are having a scorcher today. With a maximum temperature of 27°C and winds up to 23 km/h.

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Update on Dad

My brother is going to visit dad today. I phoned dad this morning to find out how he is doing. He sounded very good. We have to take him for a hearing aid though. He has trouble hearing and that is very dangerous he only gets bits and pieces of a conversation and then he makes and makes the wrong assumptions.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is on the mend and it is due to all the healing vibes everyone sends him.

On my To Do List for today

  • Edit
  • Schedule posts for next week.
  • Gaelic Lesson

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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My Photo Someone’s Quote: 16 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
~ Buddha

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

Good Day: 15 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good night’s rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful night’s rest.

It was a beautiful warm morning outside with a slight breeze. Today is going to be another very hot day and I will be hiding indoors until it gets cooler outside.

Beautiful cloudy morning
Snuffels sniffing around….
Willow and Snuffels patrolling

Lian took me out for breakfast this morning. It is a charming little Bistro. The food was outstanding and also the service. They were very busy and we decided to rather sit outside with a cool breeze. I want to take Dad there for coffee and cake when he is stronger. I want to take my camera with next time and ask them if I can photograph the interior and exterior of the restaurant when it is not too busy.

The story of Chocolat Bistro, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Beautiful Menu, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Beautiful Menu, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Chocolat Bistro emblem on serviette, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Chocolat Bistro emblem on serviette, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Capuchino, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Capuchino, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
My breakfast, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
My breakfast, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
My breakfast, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
Lian’s breakfast, Chocolat Bistro, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa

According to the weather forecast, we are having a scorcher today. With a maximum temperature of 35°C and winds up to 17 km/h.

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Update on Dad

Lian and I visited Dad this morning after our breakfast, he is looking great and full of jokes.

Dad enjoying his tea.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is on the mend and it is due to all the healing vibes everyone sends him.

On my To Do List for today

  • Visit Dad
  • Write Bloganuary post
  • Edit
  • Schedule posts for next week.
  • Gaelic Lesson

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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My Photo Someone’s Quote: 15 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“Self-care is never a selfish act; it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”
~Parker Palmer

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

Good Day: 14 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good night’s rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful night’s rest.

Well yesterday was my birthday, not a very exciting one though. Morné got me an L-Bracket for my camera and a Starbucks water bottle. Now I can tick of a two more things off my Hiking and Photography Gear List.

Starbucks Water bottle😍 and my L-Bracket for my camera 🥰

It is a beautiful warm morning outside with a slight breeze. Today is going to be another very hot day and I will be hiding indoors until it gets cooler outside.

Tonight we are going to braai outside.

Garden from my favorite spot in the garden

When we went to the nursery on Sunday, I saw something that gave me the inspiration to go and get out my old enamel serving bowls that I never use or have used. I got them from my aunt when they moved into the retirement home. The ones at the nursery are much fancier. I don’t think the birds care about fancy and neither do I. It must be practical and serve its purpose. I made my own version of a hanging water bowl, these days it is so hot outside and the water evaporates fast. Food they can get anywhere but not water. I hope my feathered friends enjoy their new water bowl. My next garden project is to make an extra feeder for them.

New Water bowl for my feathered friends.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a scorcher today. With a maximum temperature of 35°C and winds up to 17 km/h.

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Update on Dad

I visited Dad yesterday morning, he is looking great and full of jokes. They are still trying to figure out the best combination and dosage of his medicines. His feet keep swelling and they need to get that under control.

They took out the catheter yesterday while I was visiting, he made a joke and said he must just remember that they took it out. We still don’t have any idea of when Dad is coming home. Maybe they can tell me today when I visit.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is on the mend and it is due to all the healing vibes everyone sends him.

On my To Do List for today

  • Visit Dad
  • Write Bloganuary post
  • Edit
  • Schedule posts for next week.
  • Gaelic Lesson

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 14 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“As you build trust in yourself, your ability to expand your vision and fully live in your magnificence is amplified.”
~ Miranda J. Barrett

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

What does your ideal day look like?

What will my ideal day look like? That is very easy.

A day on the open road, accompanied by Dad, my “Boyfriend” (my camera), my tripod, a flask of coffee, a full tank of petrol (one tank = 650km), and enough money for a tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ooh and don’t forget the treats. A day starting out when it is still dark outside. Being greeted with a beautiful sunrise, a day filled with endless compositions and beautiful landscapes, and ending with a stunning sunset somewhere along the coast.

Maybe just maybe I will get the chance to do it again very soon….

Sunrise in the Overberg
Sunset at Blaauwberg

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

If you like what you see please press the like button, share, and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.

Have a Blessed day

Coreen

Good Day: 13 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good night’s rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful night’s rest.

It is a beautiful warm morning outside with a slight breeze. Today is going to be very hot and I will be hiding indoors.

Today will be my first birthday since Dad went on pension that we won’t go out for tea and cake to celebrate it. Instead, I will go visit him in hospital. Oh well I’ll just add it to the list of things we must do as soon as Dad is strong enough.

Still waiting for the sugarbirds….
Strawberry, Mint and Habanero plants doing great.
Peace Lilly adapting nicely to her new spot.
Our Garden

According to the weather forecast, we are having a scorcher today. With a maximum temperature of 36°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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Update on Dad

I visited Dad yesterday afternoon, he is looking great and full of jokes. They are still trying to figure out the best combination and dosage of his medicines. His feet keep swelling and they need to get that under control. Dad’s Blood sugar was high yesterday and now they must try to get it back to normal again.

Dad told me that he can’t walk properly without assistance, his legs feels like jelly. When Dad comes home, he will be staying with me for a while until he is strong enough to be on his own again.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is on the mend and it is due to all the healing vibes everyone sends him.

On my To Do List for today

  • Visit Dad
  • Write Bloganuary post
  • Gaelic Lesson
  • Prepare Dinner Maybe….

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 13 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life.
And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.”
~ Jennifer Hyman

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

What emoji(s) do you like to use?

🌸 I love flowers and love to give them to others. Most of the time I will use it for my female followers.

🤗 While growing up every time someone gave me present, I gave them a hug and say thank you. When I receive a compliment from my followers, I send them a hug🤗.

🤦🏻‍♀️ This one I only use when I talk about myself. I have so many facepalming moments and this emoji is so fitting.

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

If you like what you see please press the like button, share, and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.

Have a Blessed day

Coreen

Good Day: 12 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good night’s rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful night’s rest.

It is a beautiful warm morning outside with a slight breeze. I had a very busy morning so far. I started doing the laundry, today I am washing the bedding too. I watered my plants to give them a bit of relieve for this hot day. I moved my Hydrangeas to a shadier spot with less wind also. Now I am sitting in front of my computer writing and posting until the washing machine sings and I can hang the laundry. Then the cycle begins again until all the laundry is done. Tonight, I am only making a salad with Gamon for dinner. It is too hot to stand in front of a stove.

Snuffels patrolling
My little corner overlooking the garden….

According to the weather forecast, we are having a hot and breezy summers day. With a maximum temperature of 30°C and winds up to 28.800 km/h.

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Update on Dad

I visited Dad yesterday morning, he is looking great and full of jokes. They are still trying to figure out the dosage for one of his medicines. His feet keep swelling and they need to get that under control. He also has a bladder infection and they are treating him for that. Dad said that if the doctor is happy with him, he can come home on Friday.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is on the mend and it is due to all the healing vibes everyone sends him.

On my To Do List for today

  • Laundry
  • Visit Dad
  • Write Bloganuary post
  • Schedule photo posts
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson
  • Prepare Dinner

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

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My Photo Someone’s Quote: 12 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

““Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

What does it mean to live boldly?

It means living a life that has meaning and purpose in the world.
It means living with passion and living without fear.
It means advocating for what you believe in.
It means to be confident and ready for anything that the Universe throws at you.
It means to create the life you want and loves.
It means to live your life fully.
It means to take risks and to stop doubting yourself.
It means to learn to say no and to know your worth.

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

If you like what you see please press the like button, share, and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.

Have a Blessed day

Coreen

Good Day: 11 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

It is a beautiful cool and cloudy morning outside.

Overcast in the garden this morning… Love it.
Snuffels and Willow on patrol.

I had a busy morning so far. I put out the trash and then went to Dad’s flat to sweep and mop his floors. Snuffels really made a mess of the floors the three days he was alone in the flat. Now Dad’s flat is clean.

I washed my hair and now I am writing my blog posts for today. I must still eat breakfast and drink my antibiotic. Today is the last day on Medicine. The only think I will use daily from now on is the inhaler till it is finished.

Update on Dad

I spoke to dad yesterday, he is feeling much better and says he is ready to come home. I am very excited. Now we are waiting for the doctor to give the green light that, I can go fetch Dad.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is not out of the woods yet but we are getting there.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a Cool and overcast Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 24°C and winds up to 28.800 km/h. They also predict rain for later this afternoon, but they predicted rain since Sunday. I do hope today is the day. My water tanks are running low.

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On my To Do List for today

  • Clean Dad’s Flat✔
  • Write Bloganuary post
  • Schedule photo posts
  • Edit
  • Gaelic Lesson
  • Prepare Dinner

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 11 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“You just keep a positive attitude no matter what comes in your way – challenges, roadblocks – don’t let it faze you, and you can overcome anything.”
~ Rose Namajunas

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

I love today’s prompt. I am grateful for much more than 5 things. I did a practice one day and I ended up writing down 205 things I was grateful for. After that exercise I could still think of more things I was grateful for.

I am truly grateful for my Dad’s progress and that he is going to come home soon.

I am truly grateful for my two wonderful son’s Armand and Lian, my partner Morné, my family, my four legged children, and all of my friends.

I am truly grateful for being alive, able to walk, touch, breath, smell, taste, see, hear, have emotions and feelings.

I am truly grateful for all that I have, a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, clothes to wear the list go on and on…

I am truly grateful to be able to do what I love every day and that I have the equipment to do it.

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

If you like what you see please press the like button, share, and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.

Have a Blessed day

Coreen

What Do People Incorrectly Assume About You?

Sorry, I am a day late on this prompt, but I took a day off from my technology yesterday.

When people first meet me, they assume that I am shy and quiet. Yes, it takes me a while to warm up to people.

The first time I meet a group of people, I only interact when someone speaks to me. I like to observe and see what type of people are in the room and to who can I relate?

When people get to know me, they find out that I am not as shy and quiet as they assumed. Someone once said they thought I was stuck up. We became good friends in the end.

As a photographer, I don’t have the luxury to assess people from a distance when they come for a photoshoot. To make your clients feel at ease, you have to talk to them.

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my post.

If you like what you see please press the like button, share, and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.

Have a Blessed day

Coreen

Good Day: 10 January 2022

Good day friends,

Hope everyone had a good nights rest. If you are only going to bed now or a bit later, wishing you a peaceful nights rest.

It is a beautiful cool and cloudy morning outside.

Overcast in the garden this morning… Love it.
We picked up Willow’s toys because they predicted rain for last night…. Not a drop…..

I woke up yesterday feeling much better. I decided to take the day off from the computer, cellphone and posting on my blog.

We went to the nursery to buy potting soil and then Morné spotted the Habanero plants. His one died, we have been looking for Habanero plants for a while now. I bought two new big plants and I told him this time I will look after them.

I was looking at all the beautiful flowers but with Willow around I won’t be able to plant things in the ground she will just pull it out.

Update on Dad

I received very good news yesterday. Today they are moving Dad to a general ward. He is off the oxygen and is going on short walks. As soon as the doctor are happy with Dad he can come home. I am very glad to hear that dad is making so much progress.

It looks like the Universe will smile down on me and make sure that Dad is home for my birthday on the 13th.

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes for Dad. We really appreciate it. He is not out of the woods yet but we are getting there.

According to the weather forecast, we are having a Cool and overcast Summers day. With a maximum temperature of 23°C and winds up to 25.200 km/h.

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On my To Do List for today

  • Write Bloganuary posts
  • Rest
  • Schedule photo posts for the rest of the week
  • Rest
  • Gaelic Lesson
  • Rest
  • Prepare Dinner

Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to look at my posts. I am truly grateful for every view, like, and comment I receive.

Have a fantastic day.

🤗Big Virtual Hug 🤗

Coreen

PS. Please support me on☕ Ko-Fi ☕ I am busy saving up for a Landscape Photography Trip to Namibia. The dream is to travel to Namibia and try to capture as much as I can fit into 18 days.

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 10 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”
~Winnie the Pooh

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen

My Photo Someone’s Quote: 9 January 2022

Good Morning everyone,

 Here is my quote for today.

“Life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It’s about being real, humble, and kind.”
~ Unknown

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

May your day be filled with positivity and gratitude.

🤗Big Virtual hug🤗

Coreen