#Paradiselife Category

Long-awaited Roadtrip

I have been threatening to go on this road trip to the Cape for many years. So finally Fiona, my…

My Bee-hind

I completely forgot that it is international bee day on Thursday the 20th of May. Maybe it might bee beecause…

Ilifu (cloud) creatures

Mzozo, my gardener has been such a blessing to us here at Ilifu. We only employ him for one day…

Morning Market Normality

Even though the Hogsback Under the Oaks Morning Market has been going since December, I have only ventured back to…

Bee-(w)itched

I have had an ongoing long love-hate relationship with my bees. They have been with me from the start when…

Cows, bees, spiders, monkeys and magic

#ParadiseLife at the moment is a mixture of awe, awesomeness and awe-fulness all rolled into one. It resembles the best and…

A cow story #paradiselife

In Hogsback we don’t chase cars or pavements, we chase cows. These four legged, agile, garden trampling, flower gobbling, leather…

Mud slinging and thank you’s- another day in paradise

After months of rain and more rain, Hogsback, as I have mentioned before, is completely water logged. This means my…

Bees and gardens- another day in paradise

After the gentle evacuation of the two meter bee colony in the roof of Jaap’s place, my cottage looked like…

Christmas 2017

Christmas in Hogsback is extra special for a number of reasons. Firstly, our little village is far, far away from…