Daily Life

Out of the Mouths of Puppies

17 August 2012 Daily Life
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Many of us have been enchanted at some time or another by the wisdom that emanates “out of the mouths of babes” . . . but how about puppies? With a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog, Quest, and an eight-month-old Golden Retriever puppy, Storm, we’re in the position to learn a whole lot about life from […]

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Easter Celebrations

8 April 2012 Daily Life
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HAPPY EASTER to all who celebrate it! We’ve been having a wonderful time with our grand-daughter Mykaela, who delighted in an easter egg hunt in our garden and is sharing some bounty with her mom in the above photo. With the abundance of chocolate eggs everywhere, I thought I’d share an interesting article that I […]

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True Inspiration from Sporting Ironmen

31 March 2012 Daily Life
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There’s no excuse. My cycling gear has been staring forlornly at me for weeks, and I’ve been pretending not to notice . . . or blaming my exercise (and blogging!) neglect on the rhino, since we’ve been so tied up filming for them. That’s not fair, though. It’s not as if they asked for it. […]

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The Perfect Storm

31 January 2012 Daily Life
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“The Perfect Storm”: that’s what Dave said yesterday – about our two-month old Golden Retriever puppy, pictured above and below, whose name is Storm. There’s a special story attached to this. About 7 years ago Dave’s brother’s home was robbed and his adult Golden Retrievers tragically poisoned, leaving a litter of 1-day old puppies to […]

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New Year Lanterns Lighting the Sky

1 January 2012 Daily Life
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! May your wishes find wings and your heart’s desires be fulfilled in 2012. Our dreams took flight last night, in the embrace of beautiful sky lanterns that breathed enchantment towards the stars. Mine couldn’t seem to wait to take off and floated first with a prayer for our beloved Jina, who disappeared […]

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Happy Holidays, Africa Style

29 December 2011 Daily Life
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Hey everyone, hope you’re all enjoying a fabulous Festive Season and have had a blissful Christmas, those of you who celebrate it! Our holiday kicked off with a magical week at Mabula Private Game Reserve, where we stayed in timeshare chalets (which are absolutely lovely). Dave’s daughter Terri-Lee, her husband and little girl joined us, […]

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Toys for Africa

14 December 2011 Bulletin Board
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While on the subject of motorbikes, I’ve decided to balance my last road biking post with something interesting from the other side of the fence, given that Dave is so involved in both aspects of biking. Enduro World magazine constitutes a lot more than the catchy byline “The Best Ride You’ll Ever Read” implies. The […]

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Keeping the Rubber on the Road

29 November 2011 Daily Life
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As regular readers know, Dave is a long time biker, having raced superbikes professionally for 9 years (including representing South Africa internationally), as well as racing dirt bikes for many more and also doing his fair share of instructing other riders. Despite retiring a few weeks ago from the racing side of riding, he’s far […]

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Wild Things Wring Our Hearts Inside Out

31 October 2011 Daily Life
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There’s such truth in the saying that “When one door closes, another opens.” We recently experienced this in technicolour. Believe it or not, regular readers and long-time friends: Dave made a momentous decision 3 weeks ago, namely to retire from motorbike racing (after an on-off period of around 35 years). He’ll still ride of course, […]

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Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Blog Star!

20 September 2011 Daily Life
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It’s come to my attention that our beloved Jina’s blog star status has been slipping, since I haven’t posted photographs of her in a while. NOT acceptable, especially in light of what a beautiful (albeit small by usual standards) Norwegian Forest Cat she is! Thank you to fabulous Jamie at Musing by Moonlight for the […]

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Spring in the Mother City

1 September 2011 Daily Life
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Happy Spring Day to all in South Africa and the rest of the Southern hemisphere! Cape Town sure had her party dress on over the past weekend, which we spent celebrating my Mom’s 70th birthday in the Mother City. It was so lovely that I can’t resist sharing some photographs from a few of the […]

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