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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 14

Day 14 – I am grateful for all the help I receive in the kitchen.

Mummy’s little kitchen helper!
Enthusiastically beating the chicken – My little kitchen helper
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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 12 & Day 13

Day 12 – I am grateful for the view from the premises where our running club has it club house.  Who would not be inspired to run here!  And to top it all of it was as stunning evening!

Hobie Beach – Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth – from Shark Rock Pier, Hobie Beach


Day 13 – for the opportunities that modern technology bring, making it possible to meet and connect with people that you would have never met in real life.

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30 Days of Gratitude – Day 10, 11 & 12

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 10, 11 & 12

Day 10 – I am grateful for my mom!  She does not judge or think her way is the best.  She does not make you wonder about your decisions and stands by you no matter what you decide.  She might give an opinion but it will not be a criticism.  I love her lots!!!

Day 11 – I am grateful that we have had our 2nd in a row “summer is finally here” day.  Flip, it has taken its time coming this year!  Little OL and I headed down to the beach for our first dunk in the ocean of the season.  It was devine.

Day 12 – I am grateful that I have a roof over my head.  I was lying in bed last night listening to the wind howling and thinking of all those people that have houses in St Francis.  The wind was hectic and I could just imagine how it was fuelling that fire.

I am also very grateful for understanding friends.

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30 Days of Gratitude – Days 7, 8 & 9

Day 7 – I am grateful for my health.  I have a cold/flu at present but at least they are rare and don’t usually hit me that hard.

Day 8 – I am grateful for finding a hair stylist that not only makes me look good, but also keeps me in stiches of laughter while I am there.  I have been going to the same person to have my hair cut for 11 years.  After much insisting on his behalf last year I finally let him colour my hair as well.  Oh, the joys!  After many, many years using a box to colour my hair I am so grateful to have somebody else do it for me.

Day 9 – I am grateful for ALL the wonderful women in my life.  One of whom I have only recently met but is a true inspiration, the more I know about her the more blown away I am!  Also, my sister who phoned me all the way from Australia today – YAY.  And of course my mom – an unbelievable woman who celebrated her 60th Birthday by climbing Kili (in 2005). She truly is remarkable

My sister, mom and I celebrating my mom”s 60th Birthday on the top of Kilimanjaro in 2005.