Last day at Pretoria Botanics Gardens and on to Cape Town

 Some shots of the Pretoria Botanic Gardens, sadly in need of some rainfall, they have been experiencing a heat wave plus drought conditions so not looking their best. Plus a shot of the students hard at work, and they really did work hard which made my job that much easier. Thanks to them for being so interested even though many of them are water colour painters primarily, and thanks for...

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First Day of my South African Adventure

This is where I'll be resting my head for the next few nights, a delightful b & b in Pretoria called Weavind Place. The garden is beautiful and there's a bird fest going on all the time. Main feeding time 6.30a.m. so I'm told, I'll most probably miss out on most of that. They are officially having a heat wave here so v hot. Still mustn't grumble, it's a job!!!  ...

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Onion Progress

Apologies for lack of blogs but we actually had a short holiday travelling back through France and visiting Ewa Wnek-Webb, a Polish artist friend of mine from Teddington now living and painting in France. Since then we have been enjoying time with our beautiful granddaughter on a visit from New York and one year old now. Where did that year go!! Now I am back with my onions,briefly, before my...

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End of a great week at Manzac

The results of a lot of hard work, lovely food, plenty to drink and excellent company. Well done everyone.                       Last, but by no means least, Maisie's take on the week. Looks like she had a great time to!...

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Ann and Ollie in the greenhouse
Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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