Dove on my stoep

A day or so ago this dove was sitting on the railing of my balcony. 

It was there before but everytime I opened the door to take a photo it flew away.  This time when I opened the door it just stayed there.  I first thought there was something wrong with the dove but when I got real close to it, it flew off.

A day or so later, the same dove was visiting again and again it did not flew away when I opened the door.  I walked around on the balcony and it just watched me.  Think this dove is taking a liking in me.

More photos from my new best friend – yes I know it is a bird.

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What a week!!

The past week was a real up and down week for me.  The week started off reasonably well with me going back to work and getting stuck into catching up with all the things that pilled up during the break.

But from Wednesday things got hectic.  Wednesday afternoon my daughter went into hospital for what was to be a routine operation.  Having her tonsils taken out and some work on her sinus and nose to remove some blockage.  The operation was suppose to take less than 2 hours but lasted almost 4 hours.  The sinus/nose part went fine but there was some complication with the tonsils part.  Over the past couple of months she had problems with her tonsils and they could only operate when it was properly recovered.  This was not the case and they found it to be still infected and swollen.  Lets hope that they got all of it out.

So Wednesday night was spend between the hospital and home with almost no sleep.  This is where I am so happy to have a very special friend that was prepared to go through the night with me.  I cannot even think how I would have gotten through the night without this special friend.  Thanks again .. you know who you are and I just hope you understand and know what your company meant to me.

Thursday was a very tough day seeing my daughter in pain and knowing that I cannot do much for her.  This and the fact that I was over tired meant that I did not have much sleep Thursday night either.  Seeing my daughter yesterday much better and knowing that she is over the worst made things much better.  Had a good nights sleep and am feeling much better today.

This week I came across an amazing photographer in South Africa, Andre van Rooyen. Here is one of my favourites ..

© Andre van Rooyen

Why I love summer …

Yesterday morning I went to brunch with a friend and her kids.  We ended up at Hammers and Spanners which is in Willowbridge just outside Tygervalley. We sat outside under the great summer sun looking out over the river below.  The kids could run around in the nursery which is at the back and look at all the animals that they have there.

The food was not anything to write home about.  Bit expensive and the portions was real small.  But the service was great, friendly and the owner made a point of starting friendly chats with everybody.  And the company was great.

This is what make’s summer great.  Being able to enjoy the outdoors and not being cooped up between four walls.

Hope the wind stay away today, want to pack a cooler and go to the beach this afternoon.