Six Word Saturday: What A Difference A Day Makes

Here are my ‘Six Word Saturday’ photos.

Thursday: The beach was full of holidaymakers enjoying the warm winter weather.


Friday: Quite a different story.


Thursday: Sun Umbrellas were out in force.


Friday: Looks like a different sort of brolly will be needed.


We got quite wet on our way back to the apartment yesterday, but today is dry and sunny.

Tomorrow, I’ll be seeing my sister for the first time in over a  year.

Wishing you all a perfectly relaxing weekend.





Bench Series#41: Mom and I

Jude’s Bench Series for this month is a bench with someone or something sitting on it. I’ve been thinking about my Mom such a lot today, and just found this photo taken on her birthday in 2013. This was the last time she was able to come down to stay with us in our house at the beach in Umhlanga.  We sat on this bench for a long time, just watching the waves together. It’s good to remember the happy times.


3 days … 3 quotes challenge: Shine a light

Thanks to Aletta of ‘nowathome‘, for tagging me to do the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge. As some of you may know by now, I really love lighthouses, especially the red and white one here in Umhlanga. My quote for today is the caption beneath the photo.

"Many people spend too much time trying to be the captain of someone else's boat. Learn to be a lighthouse and the boats will find their way." ~ Anon

Many people spend too much time trying to be the captain of someone else’s boat. Learn to be a lighthouse and the boats will find their way.” ~ Anon

The rules of the challenge are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Post a quote each day for 3 days.
3) Each day nominate 3 new bloggers to take part.

My 3 nominees for today are:

Marylou of ‘natuurfreak’

Geralyn of ‘Where my feet are’ 

Jude of ‘Travel Words’ 

(No problem if you don’t have the time or inclination to accept this challenge.)

A very happy day

Here are a few pics from our day out yesterday to celebrate hubby’s birthday. First stop was for lunch at ‘The Grand Lux Cafe’ in Boca. This restaurant has really elegant decor, a huge menu to choose from, as well as great service Hubby toasted his 71st with a very welcome ice-cold ‘Samuel Adams’. IMG_7551 My choice was a White Sangria with Pinot Grigio, Champagne and Fresh Fruit. IMG_7552 We decided to snack on shared starters and small plates. These mini pizzas were so delicious. IMG_7556 Followed by crab cakes and double-stuffed potato spring rolls. As you can see, we were on a really healthy diet. 🙂 IMG_7560 We were longing to try the cheesecake, but had absolutely no room for it. Maybe another time. Then it was time do do a bit of shopping, and hubby treated himself to two pairs of shoes, which is quite a rare occurrence. In the car, we had a phone call from our son and the three littlies who all wanted to wish granddad a happy birthday at the same time. They are just the cutest little trio. The two girls have taken up art lessons after seeing granny’s painting. Taylor of course had to paint a cat in her first lesson. She has this thing about cats, even though at home, they only have a dog. I think she did a really good cat. IMG_7525 Well, it’s time to get down the suitcases and start decided what to leave behind and what to take. I may not have so much time to pop in on your blogs, as we leave on Tuesday evening, and have a lot to do before then. Today hubby is over at the other house, painting walls and door frames. He has to make up for having the day off for his birthday. He’s booked our flights on Virgin, and found a super beach front apartment for us to rent for our month’s stay in Umhlanga Rocks. It has sea views from every window. We’re so looking forward to our trip, and a week tomorrow we’ll be picking up our daughter and going off up the hill to see my mom. Wishing you all a splendid weekend.

Bench Series #18: Lazing on a sunny afternoon.

Jude is asking for benches at the beach for her May Bench series. Here are a couple from my beloved Umhlanga Rocks beach in South Africa. Hoping to be back there quite soon for a brief stay.

Reading the Sunday paper on the beach promenade.

Reading the Sunday paper on the beach promenade.

Looks quite uncomfortable to me, but he seems happy there.

This bench looks quite uncomfortable to me, but he seems quite laid back.

If my title stirred a musical memory from the 1960’s, here it is.

Brings back great memories for me.