Category Archives: Friends

A view of the Magoebaskloof…

Coffee with my best friend EVER… a view to die for… 😀

Who wouldn’t say “yes”…? 😉

Magoebaskloof, South Africa

For a few extra ‘details’ – click here!!! 😉 **

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A South African Sunset…

What a view!!!

This was taken last night while at one of my friends’ bachelorettes!!! The home I grew up in is on the other side of the dam!! How different to see things from another angle – refreshing!!! 😀 **

Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Tower of Terror…

Last weekend we enjoyed a laid-back Sunday at the Gold Reef City Theme Park!!! We bought our groupon vouchers & had a very enjoyable day at the theme park!! 🙂 I did understand why they had the special on though – seeing that it is winter, a lot of the rides were not open… I suppose maintenance is probably important at places like this… 😉

Well, over the next couple of days I’ll share a few of the photos I took… First off: Tower of Terror (closed due maintenance!!) 😦 Although I would NEVER go on such an extreme ride… – it features a 50m, 90­° drop and a positive g-force of 6.3G !!! A whole lot of craziness!!! 😀

Tower of Terror!!!

If you google it, you get quite a lot of videos & links to this rollercoaster!!! Extraodinary engineering in these rides… I was amazed all day!!! 🙂 **

Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands – Sunset on beautiful Schier…

Back in 2004 (yes… it has been this long & I remember this day like it happened yesterday) – me, my absolutely gorgeous mommy & two Netherland friends were watching this superly stunning sunset while waiting for the ferry to come pick us up after a day of galavanting on the beautiful Schiermonnikoog… 🙂

We were taking a lot of photos in this short while – it was amazing to see how the tide have  turned since the ferry dropped us of earlier that day!! I remember wondering which route the ferry will manoeuvre to be able to pick us up?? – – – as you can see from the photo below, a lot of sand banks visible… – – – 😀

Sunset over Schier – December 2004

One day, I will return for sure – once again watching a beautiful sunset over Schiermonnikoog… maybe next time I’ll buy myself a sweet little property here… – – – a girl can wish right?? 😉 – – –

A Wedding in the Cape

Beginning February we returned to the Cape for our friends’ wedding!!! It was a gorgeous event!!! I managed to capture a few memorable moments which I will share with you today!!! 😀

In the air… Loving the view – we landed in showers – Scary!!!

The evening before the wedding was to take place, they had organised a get together for all the friends and family!!! 🙂

Sunset view panorama!!!

My bf and a friend silhouetted against the sunset!!!

A rainbow appeared after a few days of showers… It was gorgeous!!!

Wedding day… a few minutes to ourselves before He-who-thinks-he’s-boss had to leave on best man duties!!! 😦

Our traditional shadow portrait!!! (we could only spare three minutes on the beach…)

Wedding Venue!!!

Some of our friends heading down to where the ceremony was to take place!!!

One of the (My) best men!!! 😉

Blurry Musicians!!!

Ceremony location!!!

The ‘to-be-wed’ couple!!!

Wedded Bliss!!!

Heading back to the reception area!!!

Having a good time!!!

Thank you for taking the time for reading this looooooooooooooong overdue post!!! 🙂 It was a gorgeous (cold) weekend… All the best for these newly weds!!! 😀 **

A visit to Yellowsands…

Almost three years ago we went to South Africa’s South Coast for a small holiday!!! It was a great places to relax and unwind… & with a few friends these memories are here to stay… 😀

Last night I was looking for a few photos to edit, & I stumbled across this holiday’s… Needless to say, there was a few photos that I think is not all bad… & after a little processing I decided to show you a few of these photos!!! 🙂

As always, let me know what you think… All these photos were taken with my samsung digital compact (way back..)… Yellowsands is situated about 20 minutes from East London (South Africa)… A lovely little hide-away!!! 🙂

A visit to Yellowsands… Recommended!!! 😉 **

Leisure Bay Views… & a vote!!!

A few photos from a holiday at Leisure Bay…. Leisure Bay is situated in the South Coast of South Africa… It is such a beautiful place and was the perfect place to relax & unwind for a few days!!! 🙂 **

On the Road… Domino Sleepers!!!

Black sand…

We should really go there again!!! 😀

On another note: I’ve entered the photo of Duke into a cute pet competition… (I could really use the grand prize money to get a new lens…) – – – To expensive elsewise!!! 😦 – – – So, I would appreciate it very much if you can (if you want… but please want to… 😉 ) vote for Duke by following this link!!! Thank everybody!!! Very much appreciated!!! 😀 **

V O T E   H E R E  ! ! !

Hope you all have a great last piece of weekend!!! 😀 **

Drive-in Theatre Style…

I don’t know how many of you guys still have a good ol’ classic drive-in theatre?? 🙂 When our friends from the Netherlands were here for a visit a few weeks back, we thought that it would be fun to go & watch a movie at the drive-in theatre (you know… in stead of watching a movie at home…)!!! We were super surprised that they have never done this… They thought that it only happens in the movies… (or only in america!!!!) 😉

So, what was a regular idea for us, turned into something very unfamiliar (but enjoyable) to them!!! It was a great evening!!! 🙂

Our Netherland friends: Johan & Marieke !!!

If you haven’t visited the drive-in recently…. You have no idea what you’re missing out on!!! 😀 **

The last of our Cape Holiday – Part.10

This will be the last post of my Holiday Series… 😦 I am again going to share only a few photos… We had a great time with friends, some awesome travels, unforgettable memories, some bad experiences & great days… I am looking forward to the next time that we will be able to have another holiday…!!! 😀 I hope you enjoy these last few photos!!! 🙂

On a special lookout bench... overlooking the ocean!!!

HDR sunset - taken from a stand that we are going to own someday... 😉

There are three stands up there…. huge stands… (way above what we can afford)… But these views stole our heart…. we want to build our house here someday!!! I could end my day with this view & silence!!! 🙂

New Year 2012 - HDR sunset

Big BIG big jelly fish... My foot for scale!!! 🙂

January 1st views... So peaceful!!!

& I’ll end this holiday series with this photo… For a wonderful holiday… For getting back home in one piece… For great friends… even better memories… & what would hopefully be an unforgettable 2012!!! 😀

Heading into 2012... What lies ahead??

The history behind my blogging… (Thanks Mommy)

A loooooooooooong time ago… (even before facebook – say whaaaaaat?? 😀 )… a loooooooong time ago, my mom had a blog!!! She loved it… She is a stunning writer with MANY interests & passions!!! 🙂

Over the years I became curious as to what exactly blogging entails… 🙂 As my passion & curiosity for photography grew, I wanted a place to show people my photos & get some insight… grow my hobby… better my photos… learn new techniques etc etc… & if it wasn’t for my mom… I probably would not have thought of blogging!!! 🙂 I must admit that blogging has surpassed all my expectations… I am a blog addict!!! (So, thanks mom!!! 😀 )

In the meantime, my mom stopped blogging & went on with the things that kept her busy & away from what she loved doing… 🙂

But….. (yes, there IS a but… 😉 )…. SHE’s BACK!!!! 😀

I am sooooooo excited about this!!! My mom decided that now is the time to take up blogging again!!!! & she did her first posts today!!! 😀

If you want (& I really think you should)… You can follow this link to my Mommy’s Blog (opens in new window)!!!! Oh, by the way… her name is Zelmare!!!

She’s still getting everything figured out… you know – the in’s & out’s of WP… but her first posts are up!!! & everything is set for a great new blog to follow!!! 😀

This post is thus dedicated to my lovely, fabulous, gorgeously stunning Mommy!!!

(All photos taken from facebook!!!)

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO HER BLOG!!!! 😀 **

Keep well people!!! Tomorrow is happy-dance Friday!!! Whoooohooo!!! I’m in my happy place for sure!!!! 🙂 **