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At a shopping mall catching the spirit of Christmas.


It was fortunately not overdone as in the past. Enjoy the day.


Sunset on Fathers Day, Cape Town.

Ample rain expected this afternoon and evening. Have a good start to the new week.

Easter Sunday lunch.

Pepper steak

Steak Bearnaise

Enjoy a super weekend.


Say no more. Enjoy  the day.

Getting his breath back.

Calming his dog.

Have a great start to the new week.

Mr President I truly think you must sit back and seriously think about the truth of these words:


Keeping the small dogs warm during the winter.

Winter coat 1

Winter coat 2

Enjoy a super day.

A visit to Switzerland can not be complete without enjoying the pleasure of using public transport.  Not only are the buses and trains meticulously on time but they are also spotlessly clean. We undertook our public transport adventure Tuesday past when we went to visit old friends living in la Conversion on the other side of Lausanne.  Was a great reunion which included Dutch friends who came down from Berne where they are living.  Our friendship dates from the late 1980s when we all were Ambassadors in Kinshasha in the then Zaïre now Congo.

The bus which we took to the station in Morges arriving

La Conversion 1

Pics taken at the Morges station

La Conversion 2

An express train zipping through

La Conversion 4

Our train arriving

La Conversion 5

The spotless interior

La Conversion 8

From our friends’ apartment one can look over Lac Lemans into France on a clear day.  However, we were not so lucky as the pic below shows what a typical Swiss Spring day can look like.

La Conversion 7

Enjoy the weekend to the fullest.

Anybody like to join us for afternoon cake and tea?

Home baked

Easter Sunday cake

Enjoy the midweek evening.

Easter Sunday here was strictly a family affair. During the morning the grandchildren had their fun hunting Easter eggs and little gifts in the garden. Then came the scrumptious lunch.

The table is set

At the table

The meat part was a deboned leg of lamb filled with a delicious stuffing and done as a “braai” (BBQ).

Easter leg of lamb 2

Easter leg of lamb 3

To compliment the food a bottle of fantastic Chateau Soutard from the Bordeau region was opened for the adults

Chateau Soutarde Bordeaux

In addition the the weather not playing along my vacation started off with a nasty cold, but I should shake it off in a day or two.