I am still here!

Hi, everybody I am still here

working as scrapydo but

my space is getting less and less.

I am going to use the rest of my space on

http://scrapydodog.wordpress.com/

Trompie is going to be there to tell of his experiences till there is no space left.

I started a new blog a while ago just to test it.

At the moment I am participating in

Photography 101  for this month.

After this I will go on with challenges or what ever comes up in my mind.

Please feel free to follow me at

http://scrapydo2.wordpress.com/

Hope to see all my good friends joining me there too.

That's me!

That’s me!

‘n Mooie Blog Toekenning

one-lovely-blog-award

I am doing this award in Afrikaans because

Kouevuur

http://kouevuur.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/n-mooie-blog-toekenning/

nominated me.

Soos alles, is daar natuurlik reëls verbonde aan hierdie toekenning

Ek moet dankie sê vir die persoon wat my genomineer het… Dankie weer  Kouevuur

Ek moet die mooi logo hier opsit

Ek moet 7 feite oor myself deel

En ek moet 15 ander bloggers nomineer wat ek bewonder, en hulle moet dan weer dieselfde as hierdie op hul eie blogs doen.

7 Feite!

1. Ek is en bly steeds n “gebore” Suid Afrikaner al is ek in Nederland gebore en het met my ouers ge-immigreer toe ek 6 was.

2. Na 55 jaar in Suid Afrika is ek weer verplant in n nuwe omgewing wat seker maar my tuiste gaan wees tot die einde.

3. Ek mis die lewe en mense in Suid Afrika baie, tog het my nuwe lewe hier ook baie mooi dinge reeds opgelewer.

4. My liefde vir my hond Trompie is so intens dat ek party dae nie kan glo mens kan so verknog raak aan n dier nie.

5. Dan het ek so 3 jaar terug die pen opgeneem en begin om my kinderjare op te teken. Ek het hierdie jaar n bundeltjie saamgestel met fotos en al oor my  kinderjare. Ek doen die skrywery met n paar goeie “vriende” in die plaaslike biblioteek elke Vrydag, onder leiding van n 90 jarige oud onderwyseres

6. Al my meubels en huis inhoud is tweede hands omdat ek nie nuwes kan bekostig nie. Selfs my klere is tweede hands. My motor is  n amper gedane ou Nissan wat op genade ry.

7. Grootste dankbaarheid wat ek het is dat ek naby my seun kan bly. Ons geniet mekaar nog steeds baie al gaan dit party dae maar knorrig en kort van draad. .As dit nie vir hom was nie sou ek nie hier kon oorleef nie!

Nou moet ek 15 blogs nommineer wat vir my n kopseer is. Ek is nie n gereelde blogger wat op almal kommentaar lewer nie. Die wat ek volg is reeds benoem.

INDIEN JY VOEL OM IETS EKSTRAS TE DEEL MET ONS HIER IN BLOG-OS-SFEER, VOEL VRY OM DIE TEKEN TE GEBRUIK EN IETS MEER VAN JOUSELF TE VERTEL!

Scots culture in the park

Upper Hutt Scottish Highland Gathering kicked off with  loud bagpipe music coming from the other side of the hills at Harcourt Park.

Highland dancing

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bagpipes

 

 

clan tents

Highland cattle

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sword fighting

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Arrow shooting

 

 

The rest…

Male highland dress includes kilt (or trews), sporran, sgian dubh and ghillies. Ghillies, or ghillie brogues, are traditional thick soled shoes with no tongues and long laces.

The sporran (/ˈspɒrən/; Scottish Gaelic for “purse“), a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress, is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt. Made of leather or fur, the ornamentation of the sporran is chosen to complement the formality of dress worn with it. The sporran is worn on a leather strap or chain, conventionally positioned in front of the groin of the wearer.

 

Female highland dress includes women’s shoes, also called ghillies, that are tied in the same way but have thin soles for indoor wear and dancing. Traditionally, women and girls do not wear kilts but may wear ankle-length tartan skirts. A tartan sash or shawl may also be worn. Women may also wear dress tartans which are modified versions which include white in place of a more prominent colour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_dress

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Guess the Challenge

Guess the Challenge?

Sport

Movement

Cycling

Green helmet!

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Photo taken on the road outside Weta Caves.

Young men starting their ride.

Interesting in joining the fun go to

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-guess-the-challenge/

Lunch time at Strawberry Cafe

Today, before going to Weta World

We had  DESSERT LUNCH at

Strawberry Cafe

Mine was a cheese platter

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Kiki had Very Berry sorbet & every thing berry

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Stella had peanut-butter cheesecake …

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Bertus had pecan nut & caramel

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This old butler/waiter was waiting for payment

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Weta World Studios: Trolls

Wow, I had the opportunity to visit

Weta World Studios.

We did not do the tour into the real studio.

The shop and small exhibition area has enough to see and photograph.

Outside the building next to the entrance were

Three Trolls.

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What do you see?

Inside the studio/shop…

Who are these characters?

Last ones…

Hope you enjoyed visiting Weta World!

Signs – The daily Post – Weekly photo challenge

Signs

This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/signs/

 

A sign on the pavement/walkway

from mid town Wellington

to the Botanical Gardens.

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