Jul 28, 2009

Friendship Pins

Last year our club swapped friendship pins.

Each member was given a pin with seven rings. We added our name tag to the end of the pin and gave our empty pin to a member. We then each added a chain to one ring with beads,charms and trinkets and a tiny disk with our name. These were then passed onto the next member to add their bit until the pins were fill and returned to the original person. In all we got three friendship pins each filled with love, charm and friendship and a wonderful reminder to the great frienships we have developed over the past 12 years.

Jul 11, 2009

The old and the new!

Every picture tells a story. These little carts pulled by small donkeys are a common site around Grahamstown. You could choose to ride in the old or new version of a taxi to take you around to the different shows throughout the town if you were too tired to walk.
Fields of pineapples growing on the farm where we spent two nights while meandering around the areas from Port Alfred, Bathurst and Grahamstown.

Jul 10, 2009


I have just returned from a wonderful 9 days spent with my daughter in the Eastern Cape.

What a beautiful coastal area, unspoilt beaches for miles and miles, rock pools to explore, wide open sand to walk, rivers mouths with small clutches of homes built right to the edge. East London where my daughter lives has so many quaint coffee shops and crafty country stores to explore. The Grahamstown Festival was alive, with shows, buskers and stalls but the journey to Grahmstown was the most spectacular with the natural vegetation of red hot pokers in all their splendour. I will write more soon on some of the quaint parts we visited.