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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends.  I have made a decision to carry my camera with me again and to record our journey through the year.  So I am going to bore you with a photo overload this year.  I am doing this for me and for my family.  I want them to have a record of us living our life.

On New Years Eve Kobus made some mean "sosaties" (kebabs) according to an old "boere" recipe.  He used some rump steak and the results were these monster "sosaties" with the meat, some prunes wrapped in bacon and dry peaches.  If you want the recipe...let me know.

 We then drove through to Sundays River mouth to visit Kobus, Lache and the children.  They have been camping at the river side since Boxing day.

 We left a rainy Port Elizabeth and were pleasantly surprised that the weather was cloudy...but mild.

 The children were having a ball and the camp site was relatively private.

 Our supper was delicious and we left Sundays River around 11 o'clock the evening
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 Stunning weather on New Years day meant a visit to our favourite beach...Sardinia Bay.

 We were surprised to come across Cat and her family...and no photos were taken.

 A fisherman's story about how big the catch was ;-)

 A snap of a bouquet of tulips in my dining room.

 A granadilla plant growing in my garden.

 Even a weed can be pretty.

 Kobus and I had a very relaxed day hanging out on the patio.

Reading, listening to bird song and just being.

A slow and perfect start to a new year.

I haven't got a word for 2015 yet...but have a few ideas...will share them soon.  

What is your "one little word" for 2015?

xoxo


26 comments:

  1. Happy 2015! Looks like you had a good one! I do have a word - was going to blog about it today but I first need to blog about my 2014 word so I can wind things up properly. I should hopefully blog my word tomorrow.
    Sounds like you're having a lovely break.
    I need to get Kathy Reichs as well. I have been watching a series called Bones. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It's based on the Kathy Reichs novels. Also. Sardinia Bay looks VERY empty for a New Years Day? In CT the beaches are packed. We tend to stay away because of the crowds. Now at least I know I can swim at Sardinia on the first day of the year!

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    1. Julia...Sardinia Bay is our closest beach and there is no bus service that goes there...that will explain the lack of crowds. It is also clean and you have to climb a massive dune to get to and from the beach...all worth while tho. xx

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  2. LOOOVE - I'm such a sucker for Life Photos!! And that fish. Wow. It would make an amazing kebab, LOL!!!! What a lovely start to your new year, too:) THanks for sharing....looking forward to many more!!

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    1. Good Lizzy...then you are in for quite a ride this year...in between the scrapbook posts naturally.

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  3. Looks like a great start to the year.. I love the beach too.. lovely photos too.... Thanks for your lovely words over on my blog.. I am just a girl with Jesus in her heart.. I am glad that I can share with you my thoughts and find they mean so much to you too!! I am not sure of my word for the year yet.. I am still thinking about that!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Wow, that sounds lovely. And yes please, I would like the kabob recipe. The fruit, bacon and beef combination has me intrigued.

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    1. Hi Susanne...here it is:

      It is sufficient for about 2kg of meat. Remember that sosaties (kebabs) usually have other goodies skewered with the meat, including apricots or peaches (dried or semi-dried) and fat (bacon will do) which makes it more succulent. SOSATIE MARINADE 2 large onions, skinned and quartered,125ml white grape vinegar, 375ml dry red wine, 12 lemon leaves, bruised 3-4 thin slices green ginger, 15ml brown sugar, 45ml curry powder, 30ml ground coriander, 5ml ground allspice, 2ml ground cinnamon, 2ml ground cumin, 10ml salt, 1ml ground cardamom, milled black pepper. Bone, trim and cube the meat and place in a non metal dish. Combine the marinade ingredients in a saucepan, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool, then pour over the meat, turning to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 5 days, turning meat in the marinade once or twice a day. Thread the meat onto skewers with the bacon wrapped around prunes, dry peaches and slices of onion (from the marinade). Braai (BBQ) just before serving. ENJOY!

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  5. Such beautiful photos and those kebabs look GOOD!!!!!

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  6. Thanks for the recipe. My hubby loves kebab!!!


    Such lovely pictures and a perfect start to the new year!!!


    And that fish, so HUGE LoL


    May 2015 be a year of blessings and grace

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  7. Happy New Year Lynette! I love looking at your photos! Looks like a great time and the beach must have been fun. I want to come and hang out in your backyard! Beautiful!! I think I would never leave to go anywhere else. ;) Great bird photo. I'm missing my birds. I only have little Chickadees these days. But they are my favourite winter bird.

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    1. Jennifer our garden is a paradise for children...and that was exactly our plan...the grandchildren nag their parents to bring them to Ouma and Oupa xx

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  8. Happy New Year!

    LOVE the WEED and the BIRD - bring on the photo overload :)

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  9. Beautiful post Lynette! Great photos! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  10. Happy New Year special lady!!!!

    K looks like the ultimate cook and fisherman ... that fish was certainly interesting!!!

    Glad your entrance to the New Year was gentle. Can't wait to hear about your word. And also can't wait for the photo overload ... I got a new camera/phone for Christmas so I now always have my camera with me (and it takes stunning photos ~ just need a bit more practice).

    I have a word and need to blog about it however right now don't have energy for anything.

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    1. LOL...Kobus is very allergic to seafood...and he has never gone fishing. I hope you have energy to blog soon...I want to know what your word is xx

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  11. I just love everything about this post! Camping looks fun, but my husband is not a fan of doing the work, so I guess I will never ever camp in a camper! I like that cute little fish in your husband's hand though! : )

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  12. Those sosaties look devine!
    Love the passion fruit flower too, so pretty.

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  13. Love that photo of your hubby with the little fish, Lynette! Hope you have a great 2015!

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  14. What a beautiful start to your 2015! May you continue to be blessed!

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  15. Wishing you a blessed 2015 Lynette!

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  16. Beautiful photos! I take a lot of photos oft every day life now that I have an iphone. The camera is a lot better than the Blackberry. With our heat and crime in Durban I don't carry my camera a lot but enjoyed it in Cape Town. You should join Instagram!

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  17. Gorgeous photo's Lynette and wishing you a super 2015! I hope it's a super one! ;-) I have also been giving thought to my word or words for 2015....and I will share it on my blog soon! ;-)

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  18. A very happy 2015 to you and your family Lynette!!! Yay to seeing more photos from you this year. I always love your photos! That beach really looks fantastic! Nothing like the Dutch beaches. And how cute is that little fish!! And that book is great too, I finished it a while ago! Hugs xxx

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