Archive for 23. December 2012


Sunday, 23. December 2012

Just finished some posts from days gone by.

For those interested in more of our experiences, look at

  • 10 November 2012
  • 25 November 2012
  • 7 December 2012
  • 9 December 2012

Still outstanding: a report and pictures from our trip to the West Coast end of October/early November.
There are just too many pictures to select from and to process them for the web.
Stay tuned.

An almost perfect start into the X-Mas Holidays

Sunday, 23. December 2012

This morning:
Getting out to Saddlebrook for a nice long walk with the dogs. unfortunately it ended with a shocker: Monique was worried about the horse people and their hounding dogs in the distance. All her attention was on the pack and where they where hunting to, so she missed the roughness of our path, fell and twisted her angle.
Back home after a shower you could literally watch how the contour of her angle grew. Next: checking the Waterfall City Hospital out.
Relief after a good hour: only a sprain, but very painful anyhow.

This afternoon:
Our neighbours on the plot were our guest for stollen, lebkuchen, and Spekulatius (there is no real English word for it: Leo’s “traditional spicy Christmas cookie” can be anything).
Background music: Wir warten auf’s Christkind (We’re waiting for the Christ-child) a Christmas album by the German punk band Die Toten Hosen.

Dinner for two:
Leg of lamb with a Pinotage gravy, green beans with cherry tomatoes and garlic butter, whole small new potatoes in herbs.
The dogs enjoyed the lamb leg bones,
and we enjoyed very much a 2003 Shiraz from Stellenbosch.

And we swear, it is not Rudolph on the wall.