Travel Theme : Pastel

Pastels  are usually described as “soothing”, “soft”, “near neutral”, “milky”, “washed out”, “desaturated”, and lacking strong chromatic content. Pink, mauve, and baby blue are typical pastel colors.IMG_4224 (2)IMG_5165DSC_0013DSC_0023

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Travel theme: Indoors


Jacobsbaai is an isolated, traditional Cape West Coast Village. Strict building restrictions in the town have preserved the breathtaking 2 kilometers of coastline, with 7 individual bays and lime washed houses.

Most of the roads are gravel roads which keeps traffic at snail’s pace which has resulted in a peaceful little resort town, ideal for a weekend getaway or relaxing holiday. Jacobsbaai is well known for its abundance of seafood and that is why we braved the stormy wet weather to have a meal there.


Views over the ocean from inside the restaurant.

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Animal Friend of the Week: Steenbok

Raewyn of decocraftsdigicrafts  have decided to start up her own weekly challenge. SheI wants to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

The steenbok (Raphicerus campestris) is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa.

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Steenbok resemble small Oribi, standing 45–60 cm at the shoulder. Their coat is any shade from fawn to rufous . The underside, including chin and throat, is white, as is the ring around the eye. Ears are large with “finger-marks” on the inside. Males have straight, smooth, parallel horns 7–19 cm long. There is a black crescent-shape between the ears, a long black bridge to the glossy black nose, and a black circular scent-gland in front of the eye. The tail is not usually visible, being only 4–6 cm long.DSC_0235

This little fellow loves visiting my garden and to sample on my plants!

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Travel theme: Square

The granny square is the classic crochet motif, and it is often one of the first things that a person masters when first learning how to crochet. The classic crochet granny square is made up of double crochet stitches that are crocheted in clusters of 3 and each cluster is separated by a chain of 2. The crochet granny square is worked in the round.

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