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An oasis in the desert

This post is the first post of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011.  Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. We have just returned from another wonderful trip to the Kalahari – specifically the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP) – with lots of stories and photographs to share. We went a month earlier in the year (early […]

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Witsand II: Dwellings

In following up the previous Witsand post (Witsand I: Breede River and Coastline), I was looking for information about the stone used to build the early houses in Witsand. Piet*, a friend of Willie’s whose family has had property in Witsand for generations, not only answered my question, but gave me some material to read […]

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Letting it go

Sometimes you just have to let it go. By “it” I mean your expectations of yourself, or what you think are other people’s expectations of you. My husband is an admirer of finely crafted wooden furniture. Having picked up some furniture making skills from his father, he decided that he would over the years make […]

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