Souskluitjies (Cinnamon Dumplings)

SOUSKLUITJIES (Cinnamon Dumplings) Tony’s Recipe   This picture was taken off the internet. My camera is playing up ;( Our souskluitjies are smaller and smothered in custard) Ingredients: 250 ml cake flour (140 g) 10 ml baking powder 2 ml salt 50 ml margarine or butter additional:  seperate: 25 ml butter or margerine 2 eggs 120 … Continue reading

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Another Day

A SMILE Smiles are great investments: the more you collect, the better you feel. ‘Universal Language’ Wake Up ! Decide to have a good day. “Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalms: 118v24 Dress Up ! The best way to dress up is to put … Continue reading

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Koeksisters – Another South African Speciality

This is also a classic South African ‘sweet‘ temptation! SOUTH AFRICAN ‘KOEKSISTERS’ Tony’s Recipe   Syrup 6 x 250 ml sugar (1.2 kg) 750 ml water 3 ml cream of tartar 5 ml cold water       5 ml ground ginger 1 cinnamon stick OR ….. 1 ml ground cinnamon rind of one lemon 20 ml lemon … Continue reading

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The Will of God

A quotation from my late Father-In-Law’s little ‘Longfellow Book’ for you to ponder on by yourselves. To will what God doth will, That is the only science That gives us ANY rest. Consolation  

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A Little bit of Kindness

I have not been well of late… ‘the dreaded tummy bug’. Out of darkness, there comes light – the light in this instance, is that it is helping with my weight loss – albeit not in a good way J and also, a reminder of kindness & love. My darling husband has been a pillar … Continue reading

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The Past, the Present & the Future

Don’t allow your future to be a second helping of your past. Stop nurturing what needs to die! Forgive and keep on forgiving, …………… until the past loses it’s power to infect your speech or influence your thoughts! Psalm 25:1-2 To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in You I trust, O my … Continue reading

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Being Obedient to the Holy Spirit

The reason for this message today is that whilst praying in my quiet time this morning – I had a rush of warmth come over me and engulf my entire body. (no….. it wasn’t the rush of warm air that comes to a women of a certain age) I felt that I had to pray … Continue reading

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The Heart & Sunshine

17 February 2011 As promised, daily poem/quotation from Dad’s little Longfellow Book for you to ponder on by yourselves. The storm is over, and through the parting clouds the radiant sunshine breaks upon my path. The Pilgrim’s Salutation Oh flames that glowed! Oh hearts that yearned! They were indeed too much akin; The driftwood fire … Continue reading

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Romance

As promised, a daily poem/quotation from Dad’s little Longfellow Book for you to ponder on by yourselves. Sooner or later some passages of everyone’s romance must be written either in words or actions. Hyperion I am like a happy lover Who illumines life with dreaming. The Golden Legend Francis Healy Muir Archibald : Dedication

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Everlasting Love

I thought this quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day coming up and all those single people out there who feel left out because they don’t feel loved or have anyone to love them. I grew up knowing that Jesus loved people.  So, as an adult, I thought I knew Gods love until tragedy hit my life. … Continue reading

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The Village Blacksmith

As promised, a quotation from Dad’s little Longfellow Book for you to ponder on by yourselves. At the flaming forge of life …  our fortunes must be wrought, On its sounding anvil shaped …  each burning deed and thought. The Village Blacksmith Francis Healy Muir Archibald : Dedication

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A New addition & Feeling Spoilt

My Hubby has always loved Emeralds and promised me that he would replace one I had lost. Only, I wasn’t to know when or where. Well, I was surprised and given this beautiful ring as a present – and needless to say am feeling very spoilt at the moment.  Having the majority of my lady friends who love jewellery … Continue reading

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Scales of Life

This morning my Dearest gave me a little book that belonged to His Dad who in turn was given this on his 16th Birthday, by a Percy E Patrick 28 November 1928. As I read my Bible on a daily basis and share our Lord’s Love, I will read daily, one quotation from this little … Continue reading

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Today

I woke up this morning to a beautiful blue sky… it’s now only 11h46 and what happened to the blue:  it’s grey and dark and threatening rain….. What to do …. What to do ….. I can carry on with the book I have been writing  …. ? I have been so inspired by friends’ … Continue reading

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‘LOVE’ & FORGIVENESS IN SPITE OF OURSELVES

The following was quoted by Mother Theresa  and  I would like to share this with you today. Reach Out I tell my sisters: ‘’Let us not love in words but let us love until it hurts. It hurt Jesus to love us:  he died for us; and today it is your turn and my turn … Continue reading

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Petal, Poppy & Flower

My chickens are all totally ‘free range now’. Tony clipped their wings and they roam around our garden freely.  Trust me, if you want your flower beds free of weeds…. chickens do the trick!  The strangest thing for me to watch today was my white chicken having a sand bath!  A site to behold, believe … Continue reading

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WOMEN WHO MULTI-TASK in their Daily Lives

The majority of women lead an active life! …. Yes? It simply feels like life gets out of control.. Do you find yourself waking up in the morning, dreading to face the new day and the seemingly endless chores and duties.  Do you find your prayer time suffering and have a feeling of being totally … Continue reading

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French Toast & Tea

French Toast, Apricot Jam & Earl Grey Tea for Breakfast today and brought to me ‘in bed’.  Aren’t I blessed  …… ? One of the many ‘little ways’ my hubby shows me how much he loves me!

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Burnt Orange Nailpolish

I have been hunting for a ‘burnt orange‘ nailpolish and I found this one on the internet – by Attitude. This one will be for ‘summer’. Now, I’m looking for a ‘burnt orange shade’ for the ‘winter’.  Any suggestions out there?

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Do YOU have a ‘Mole’ in Your Camp?

I LOVE a good espionage novel, although I often go on a treasure hunt to find a wholesome story of intrigue.   A mole is a guy/girl who works for the enemy and leaks ‘information’ to the ‘bad guys’ in order to hurt, or tarnish the reputation of, or destroy the ‘’good guys’’.  Moles generally … Continue reading

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The Flue Bug

I’m feeling pretty lousy with sore eyes, throat and body…. Need to stay in bed and fight this bug… ! (James 5:14 KJV) “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:” 

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Lemon Meringue Pie

This was my surprise tonight ~ Given to me  by my Darling Husband, Tony – a lovely slice of home-made ”Lemon Meringue Pie” & a cup of Earl Grey Tea . Yummy !!! So much for the diet Ooooooo 😉 What diet? ha ha

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BABOTIE : A Tradional South African Recipe

I have decided to share one of my Hubby’s favourite, lovely, Traditional South African Recipe’s with you today.  This is a classic South African dish and if you visit a restaurant serving traditional South African foods you are almost sure to come across this meal.  It’s a dish that reflects the history of the country … Continue reading

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He is near!

I can remember a long time ago – after my (then) husband had died (murdered in JHB) and my children and I had moved from our lovely home, to one place to another place.  I lost my job because my mind wasn’t on work and was too worried about how to feed my children and … Continue reading

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Past Present Future ~ A Journey of the Mind Body & Soul

Today: 14 August 2011

Hello, my name is Debra – Sounds like I’m starting a meeting 🙂   ….. Actually, I am ~ A meeting place for like minded people. who want to share their life experiences in order to encourage, motivate and possibly help others out there. I have been through so much in my life and had to deal with many challenges. … Continue reading

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