Virtual Blog Tour

Aletta at Invited me to take part in a Virtual Blog Tour on Monday August 04, 2014. Thank you Aletta for inviting me.

Aletta is a retired Primary teacher from Cape Town South Africa. She says: ” I love to discover new places, being outdoors and exploring the surrounding areas with my camera, family and friends!” Please visit her wonderful blog on many different  loves.

Virtual Blog Tour

The Virtual Blog Tour is a relatively new project for bloggers.  The rules are fairly simple:

  • Compose a one-time post which is posted on Monday (date will be given to you from whoever passes on the tour)
    1. What am I working on? 
    2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do I write/create what I do? 
    4. How does your writing/creating process work?  
  • Answer four questions about our creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires us to do what we do.
  • Then pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Get their permission first and give them rules and specific Monday they are to post.

Well Here we go

  1. What am I working on?

I am still doing my advanced photography course which is going to end soon. I have taken many photos around my son’s wedding this past weekend and still need to sort them out.

Here is one taken from just outside my room at the guest house where we stayed for the wedding weekend.


       2.  How does my work differ from others of this genre?

I try to take photos of every day experiences while walking my best friend Trompie. I have a special blog just for him

I also vary my subjects/projects by giving extra information or sometimes just a photo.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I am an animal behaviorist (specialized in dog behavior). I use my everyday information on my Scrapydodog blog. I also need a lot of practice in English writing that’s why I follow some writing blogs and take part in Daily Post challenges. Photography also gives me the opportunity to capture special moments.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I usually start with a photo and then build some interesting information around it. I sometimes take at least a week to formulate some of my ideas. While I am walking Trompie my brain works overtime and sometimes it as if a light turns on and I would just do it as it comes up.

This is what we saw when we passed Mt Ruapehu on Thursday 31 July 2014


Ruapehu is one of the world’s most active volcanoes[2] and the largest active volcano in New Zealand. It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). The deep, active crater is between the peaks and fills with a crater lake between major eruptions.

Now I also have the pleasure of introducing you to Ann-Christine at

Ann-Christine says : “I have some experience of life as I have already been here for the first half of it – provided I will have an average length of life. A great deal of it, so far, has been dedicated to travelling, and travel experiences will be quite apparent in many of my posts.”

She takes beautiful photos not only from her travels but also at home and her orchids. Thank you for joining us on Monday

August 11, 2014 Ann-Christine. I am looking forward to your contribution.

Gratitude : My first contribution in sharing gratitude


Processed with Rookie

Colline at

is going to dedicate a post every Wednesday on


 Everybody is welcome to tell what made you/them grateful

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.


Someone or somebody who lighted the flame in me is


my son



Stokperdjies – Hobbies : Uitdaging 38


vorm n groot deel van my lewe.

Ek het vele projekte al voltooi.

-enige-iets wat met handvaardigheid te doen het is vir my soos n stokperdjie.

Honde- en melkbokteler was van my eerste stokperdjies.

My Alaskan Malamute wat ek geskou het!


Trompie wat ek nou net as troetel het maar hy laat my daagliks loop,

wat my stokperdjie is.

Dieregedrag, veral honde, is my stokperdjie


Wat lees mens in die houding?


Dan kom fotografie waarvan ek ook  baie hou.



 n Wye verskeidenheid van handvaardighede!


My eerste hand gekwilte kwilt.

Daarna honderde kwilte vir kunsmarkte.

Trompie eerste 003


Serpe gebrei vir kunsmark

vele truie het ook uit my hand gekom


“scrap booking”





Het nie baie daarvan gehou nie.

Dis te harde werk

Enige vlyt met papier

Moes vir die samestelling verskillende papier tegnieke gebruik om die voorstelling te maak


Dit in n neutedop is stokperdjies wat ek beoefen.

Seelversamel , patrone vir brei, hekel en enige interessante artikels in plakboeke,


Nee wat, hoe meer ek dink hoe meer kry ek.

Dis noudat ek afgetree het alles stokperdjies.

Vir verdere inligting hop oor na

The eyes have it!: A photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: The Eyes Have It


The eyes say it all!


Did you see what she did?

And what are you going to do about it!?

( Molly was really rushing up and down the chairs,in and out the door.

Trompie sat down and gave me this look!)

Trompie enjoying himself: Michelle’s Pet Challenge

I showed Trompie tearing his new toy apart in B & W.

It looks much better with a bit of color!

Poor frog is begging Trompie:

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I won’t hurt you!

You will feel nothing!


Here we go!!!!

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Oh dear, poor Luigi! Michelle’s Pet Challenge


The last Pet Challenge  Luigi was

dog tired.

Today poor Luigi has to be locked up in a cage

(going to be for six weeks!!!!!!)

because he has broken his one front leg last Sunday while out

chasing the ducks at the duck pond!

He was in hospital since Sunday afternoon till Wednesday.

His leg is broken at two places and they had to put in a plate to keep it straight.

He has also nearly torn off his dew -claw on his other front leg.

The vet has also taken off both dew -claws.

Thursday Luigi went to work with my son’s partner.

Early Friday morning

Phone call:

Mum, could you PLEASE look after Luigi today?

Little buddy stayed with me for the day.

He is such a sweet, good boy.

No complaints!

While Luigi had to be quiet in his cage

Molly and Trompie enjoyed themselves .