Friday, March 18, 2011

Learning through Living - Back Home in Cape Town

 My sisters and I have had a very full life and we have learnt so much over the past few years. We have lived almost all over Southern Africa and if we haven’t lived in a certain place, we might have visited it on our travels!
We have seen beautiful countryside, long stretches of ocean, busy towns and hectic cities! We have seen so much and sometimes we forget to take moving around the country as a blessing – we have learnt things most of our friends haven’t!
I decided to take you through our travels, showing places in beautiful South Africa that you might not have visited before. I want to show you crazy things we have done but enjoyed so much! So now sit back and enjoy looking at the heap of photographs I have to show you! I know it might or might not inspire you to step out of your front door and tour the beautiful countryside that you live in! But we learnt and we are learning about life and the world around us through living!

Each week I will show you a different place we’ve lived in.

Back home in Cape Town...

After living in Greyton for five months, we were happy to come back to our old house in Cape Town – back to our cats, our dog and our family and friends!

I just love this picture of Nancy and I on the slide!

Nancy on her sixth birthday

Nancy learning to fish

Nancy and Daddy

Dearest little Nancy at six years old

Me on my ninth birthday

We visited the Cape Gardens and fed the doves!

Me feeding the doves

Nancy really enjoyed herself!

Beth eating ice cream...

...She really enjoyed it!!

Nancy’s bunnies had such darling little babies!

Me cuddling a bunny

Nancy and her sweetest little rabbits!

Beth and the dog’s water bowl

What a lovely hat!

We had a Valentine’s supper with my grandparents and Aunt to celebrate...

...My mom’s birthday!

Having fun in Tokai Forest

“I spy” – me

Nancy and Beth playing on the fancy Jungle Gym at The Cape Garden Centre

Nancy having her first boat experience...

...To Seal Island

Look at those mountains...

Me and my most precious cat, Tiger!  I have never had a cat since like Tiger!  Let me tell you the whole story, we went shopping one morning – the whole family and Nancy and I spotted kittens and of course went to have a look, and lo and behold, each of us fell in love with one!  We already had two cats, but our family love all animals!  My mom said no, and my dad said yes – well YES it was and later that day we were seen with two new, mischievous kittens who loved to sleep on the tables and chairs and Tiger, who absolutely adored me, and slept in my bed almost every night!

Getting ready for our first train ride!
Then it so happened that my dad decided to visit a farm in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He wanted to see what it was like because it was a possibility that we could go stay there and run it. (It was an adventure farm)
My dad and I booked plane tickets and I had my fist plane flight ever – It was fun but slightly boring towards the end!

My dad and I waiting for our plane

My first aeroplane flight

We went to visit Bekezela Adventure Farm in the beautiful Karkloof valley

Here are some photos of the farm:

Then we returned home and started packing because we were going to move there!

Packing up is a chore – Beth

And so the next chapter in our lives began...more on that in my next posting!

Till next time-


lgray said...

Oh Kelly ... what precious memories ... what a lot of water has flowed under the bridge ... praise God for memories. Love you. Granny xxx

Rebecca said...

Wow Kelly-Anne,
Those are beautiful pictures!!!
I really like the one of the bunnies.
Such cute little bundles of fur!
It sounds like you and your family travel alot.
In HIS service,

Sarah said...

I love all those picture's! I wish that my cat (Whisker) could sleep on my bed every night! He's not even alowed in the house:( because my mom is allergic to cat's.
I like the picture of you cuddling the bunny!
In Christ
PS You have a beautiful family!

Julia said...

Those pictures are so sweet!


Kelly-Anne said...

Hello dearest Granny...happy birthday for two days wouldn't believe it, I typed out such a long e-mail for you and I pressed save, but I was off-line and it vanished. My dad had to come to the computer and the day ran away, so I'm so sorry I didn't get to e-mailing you on your birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Love you lots!

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you so mcuh, Rebecca for stopping by! Yip...we have been on many, many adventures in the past few years! Stay posted for more pictures of our family in yet another place!

Hi Sarah, I saw a picture of your sweetest kitty...he is so cute! It is such a pity you can't have him must be horrible to be allergic to cats - they are my second favourite animal, horses are my first! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, it is much appreciated!

Hi Julia,

Thank you for stopping by!

Lots of love to you all -