Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Bayview Villa St Francis Bay Eastern Cape

 Well hallo friends. This is my first post in a very long time and certainly the first since moving to my new life in the Eastern Cape in the little Village of St Francis Bay.

I sold my farm in September and flew down to St Francis Bay in October to view the house I saw on the Internet and bought it on the spot. I liked that the main bedroom is upstairs with a balcony where I can watch the whales,dolphins and orca play in the bay below. I can actually hear the dolphins blow and jump in the sea below me.  A bit different from the bush and elephants,rhino and bet..but what a fabulous change. 

I took 4 months off and just explored my new surroundings and bought beds and lounge furniture,bedding etc for my new house. This place is so spiritual it is unbelievable. Walks on the beach, by the river mouth ,the rocky harbour to harbour trial and the sand dunes at Shark Point. We have a lighthouse nearby too.

The weather is completely different here and I love lying in bed at night and listen to the easterly wind howling around the house. I love seeing rain on a fairly regular basis.  I love the fact that even in December I have never been so hot that I worked up a sweat.

I named the house Bayview Villa and rent it out to people on holiday fom time to time.

I also started a small business cleaning houses and gardening...this is still in the very early stages but I love it.

So there you have a little update on what has been happening in my life. Oh, and Mini loves it here too..she adores her walks on the beaches.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I am very happy to say that we had our first good rains for this season, some areas having had 200mm of rain in four days.

On my way to work this morning, I met this friendly cattle herdsman with his dogs, look at that baby..Both his dogs and himself were very happy to oblige and pose for a photo.

Scrolling through old pics of my kids, I realised there is one thing I taught
them very well

Tarien and her friend Analise ..

Jessica and her husband 

 The two sisters on holiday in Singapoer and Bali in December

A stunning picture my friend Marie took in Cape Town

All in a day's work for Charl and Jess

Panthera pardus paw held in Homo sapiens ' hand

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Thursday, March 16, 2017


And so, this last Saturday my youngest daughter Jessica got married. It was an indescribably beautiful event held in the helicopter hanger on her husband's family farm in what must be one of the most picturesque game farms in the African Bush veld.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Life's Ups and Downs & Such.

I have taken a (very) long leave of absence from my blog and I am going to give you all a very brief explanation as to why. It is called divorce, the husband left, sued for divorce and that is all that I am going to say about that. I have been living on my own for almost 2 years now and have worked through the tedious process of grieving. I am now in a very happy place where I have discovered the world of a bachelerette/,boyfriends and all that stuff I last did as a teenager and having lots of fun. Change of lifestyle...a bit yes,I still live on my farm and chose to make and embrace a new lifestyle for myself. In short...I cried me a river and moved on!   Some certain things that kept me sane throughout the process of healing were...

The two most beautiful daughters in the world!

The eldest likes to go hiking with me in the mountains,often taken a friend with..

The youngest loves to do and talk about anything horsey with me..

Being able to go to rock shows on my own and returning home in the early morning hours..

Visiting with friends on their game farms and inter acting with baby rhinos..

My ponies..

Goofy friends

Goofy barmen

Loveable, loyal,  bff friends..

More goofy friends...


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Things have been going pretty steadily here as always. A good lunch on the porch of my favourite restaurant close to our home. Sitting under the huge chinese lanterns blowing in a gentle breeze, watching a pod of hippo moving past in the river just feet away...the river is rather overgrown with hiasinth at the moment. Just thought I'd share the wigwams with you next to the bar...that's for the men who have had a bit too much fun into the early morning hours,they can sleep over there free of charge!

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