A Sunflower from Eseltjiesrus is surviving winter in Cape Town

When we visited Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary during a whirlwind week in February this year, to introduce our respective moms to our adopted Donkey, we saw that all the sunflowers outside the cute little shop were in full bloom. We picked up a couple of seeds and, on our return home, planted them in a flower-pot.…

Looking back on a Whirlwind Week in Cape Town

My goodness, what a whirlwind of a week this has been! We picked up mom-in-law Lissi (visiting us from Windhoek, Namibia) from Cape Town International Airport last Saturday, and spent a leisurely afternoon at home, giving her some time to relax before launching into a jam-packed program of activities.

A moving St Francis Day and Remembrance Ceremony at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary near McGregor

On Sunday, 3 October 2010, we joined our good friends V and L on a trip out to the pretty village of McGregor to attend a moving and heartwarming St Francis Day ceremony at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary. We had visited the sanctuary for the first time in July this year, during a long and unforgettable…

A visit to the peaceful Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary (Part IV)

In July, we spent a weekend in the Riviersonderend mountains, staying in a little stone cottage at Onverwacht Flora, a mountain top farm near the famous Boesmanskloof trail between Greyton and McGregor. This is Part IV, and here are the links to the other parts: From Cape Town to Onverwacht (Part I) Exploring the surroundings…