Monday, November 20, 2017

Me and my dog

We're still on the estate "squatting" in Steve and Estelle's one accommodation unit. I'll post about the building progress soon. 

Meanwhile, when I get home, it's kick off my smart sandals, don my walking shoes and (by this time Skabenga, is panting and whining next to me in the small space next to my bed),  we walk outside and onto the driveway. 

Oh, this is all after work. It happens again and again and again during the night. I can't think or remember who started this habit of walking at midnight, 2am, 3.30am and finally an official early morning walk at 5am! 

The driveway which leads through two other properties and to the veld beyond 
Yesterday I snapped a Reedbuck grazing in the distance 

Yip; I do this same walk about three time (minimum) during the night. I enjoy it. Skabenga loves it! 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cute kitties post

Hi Bozo and Mum's blog readers; this is Ambrose with an update on the cute Hedges kitties.

Last week Dad Ginger was asleep on his chair and cushion and I decided to horn in on his space. 
 Dad Ginger on the left, was pushed up by me! 
 Oi Dad, you're cramping my style! 
Aaah, that's always nice when Dad Ginger grooms me! 

Then this morning, Unca Shadow was resting under the blanket; when he tried to come out, he was afraid because Dad Ginger gave him the "eye".

 Can you see Unca Shadow peeping out under the blanket? 
Aunty Chappie watched us from the top of the wood stove 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cave Critter

Some of you may know that I've started with vacation accommodation. The unit for rent as self-catering is a cave made out of rock. Steve, our good friend and the artist whose work I sell in the shop, built the cave for a Johannesburg businessman, Ian. He, in turn approached me to manage the hire for him.

It's a whole new ball game. Fortunately I have Estelle, Steve's wife who is helping me with bookings and ensuing guests. 

I've spent most of this week during quiet moments at the shop, setting up a website on AirBnB. At the moment we're living right next door to the accommodation. When we move into our little cottage on the hill, we'll be a few kilometers away but still available to check guests in when they arrive.

Meanwhile I was in the cave earlier this week and of course, Sir Skabenga the Lab had to accompany his mama. 

When we emerged, I checked around the top of the cave at the state of the garden and pool (which will be Grant's responsibility). Skabenga decided to test a couple of the shallow ponds at the same time.
 Part of the front of the cave 
 The top of the cave 
 The cave is adjacent to Ian's family home

 Head first into the water 
 This is so exciting! 

 I love lapping water while I plodge! 
The top of the cave with a deep rock pool for cooling down in

For anyone interested do click on my website link here - my unit is called Cave Inn 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here