About

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I am Aletta, a retired primary school teacher and now I am at home! ……………

My husband and I live near Cape Town and we love to discover new places, being outdoors and to explore the surrounding areas with  family and friends!

So here I am doing something I never thought I would, by starting a blog, to share some of my travelling, crafts and photography.

I’ve always loved to create, whether with food or crafting and now at long last have the time to pursue my hobbies and interests.

Views expressed in this blog are all my own.

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106 thoughts on “About

  1. I just love your latest blogs with the research on the color names. So, I just read your “about” and of course, you were a teacher, just like me. Now I understand your “nowathome” as well!!! I have several books on color, and I am wondering have you read Victoria Finlay’s book? I think it is called Color. There is also an entire book about the color red. I want to read your older blogs, too. Now that I am retired, there is so much to do!!! Its a wonderful world!

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    1. Thank you for your visit to my blog and for the nomination too! I am honoured! The nomination is much appreciated, but I am going to keep this blog award free as it is purely for photography, crafts and my recipes. I hope you don’t mind.Maybe I am too much of an introvert :-). I will acknowledge it and display the button, if that is okay with you! All of the best!

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  2. Hi Aletta, thank you so much for choosing to follow our adventures in sailing and photography. Really appreciate your support. Enjoy your Now at home time. We are a couple of years away from doing that ourselves except that home will be aboard our catamaran! Chris & Wade

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    1. That is very kind of you Swoosieque, the nomination is much appreciated, but I am going to keep this blog award free as it is purely for photography, crafts and my recipes. I hope you don’t mind.Maybe I am to much of an introvert :-D.
      Thanks again.

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  3. Hi Aletta,
    Cee Neuner from Cee’s Photography invited me to be part of a Virtual Blog Tour, which I agreed to and will be posting on Monday, July 7. It is also my turn to extend an invitation to one or more people who’s work I’d like to introduce my readers/followers to. There are four questions to answer and you can also add your photos to the post. I would like to invite you to join the Virtual Blog Tour. You post would be on Monday, July 21st. Please say yes, I love your blog and would like others discover your wonderful blog.

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      1. The Virtual Blog Tour is a relatively new project for bloggers. The rules are fairly simple:

        Compose a one-time post which is posted on Monday (date will be given to you from whoever passes on the tour)

        What am I working on?
        How does my work differ from others of its genre?
        Why do I write/create what I do?
        How does your writing/creating process work?

        Answer four questions about our creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires us to do what we do.
        Then pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Get their permission first and give them rules and specific Monday they are to post. Yours is July 21

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  4. OOOOOH! am sooooo envious…you stay in Cape town 🙂 Its a beautiful beautiful place. My husband and I traveled there two years back. I’m in LOVE with Kirstenbosch…hoping to travel there someday again 🙂

    BTW love the photos that you share for the challenges…am going to enjoy going through your blog. Cheers!

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    1. That is very kind of you Mrs Choux, the nomination is much appreciated and I am very tempted , but I am going to keep this blog award free as it is purely for photography and my recipes. I hope you don’t mind.Maybe I am to much of an introvert 😀 Thanks again.

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      1. As much as I think you should blow your own trumpet because your blog rocks, it’s absolutely no problem at all. Thank you for following my blog xx 🙂

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  5. Hello “now at home” – thanks for the follow – and I want your o know I really like your blog – I was looking around and your photos are great – the posts are so varied and well, I am going to have to try that garlic rubbed cabbage steaks recipe – yum!! 🙂 ~yvette

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  6. Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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    1. That is very kind of you Iris, the nomination is much appreciated, but I am going to keep this blog award free as it is purely for photography and my recipes. I hope you don’t mind.Maybe I am to much of an introvert 😀
      . Thanks again.

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      1. It’s all good Aletta. It’s a lot of work to accept an award. I was nominated again a couple of days ago and also declined. You still have a fantastic blog. I love it. And thank you for visiting mine so often, I really appreciate you.

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  7. Lucky you living in Cape Town! My favourite location in the world 🙂 And I love your header photo – gorgeous coloured flowers (gerberas?) and wonderful butterflies. I hope to see photos from your explorations.
    Jude xx

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