DPP // 17


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It was a day of firsts! Not only did our little niece, Tessa, finally settle into her new holiday surroundings – which basically means that she was a happy baby most of the time, rewarding us with quite a few smiles – but she also ate her first real baby food. It was butternut flavoured, and she liked it. This was after a very early morning attempt at eating baby porridge, which she let everybody, especially the sleepy heads (guess who?), know she didn’t like it at all. Small victories in the life of a three month old!

DPP // 16


DPP // 16

Discovering all the possibilities of brand new Christmas gifts. This little miss and her excitement of the whole affair stole the show. Happy birthday Jesus!

DPP // 15


IMGP4003Braai is a national institution in South Africa. It is when friends come together around a fire for a few hours to grill some meat, drink, mostly, beer and kuier, or hang-out. It is an Afrikaans word and tradition that is now widely adopted across cultures in our country. There is even a National Braai Day on the 24th of September every year (officially it is actually Heritage Day) , with an anthem that goes with it (see below).

This is part of my family on our balcony at Wilderness, where we are all on holiday together. And Joe, my brother-in-law, is a master when it comes to braai. His wife says that one of the first things he needs to do upon arriving, is to light up a fire. It makes him happy. Thanks for the tjops, steak and boerewors tonight. Like always, it was juicy and delicious! And for doing it even when it rained.

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