Capturing the day.

The video is of the journey yesterday. When I fly I get to see the most amazing sights… Yesterday it was just clouds… but still spectacular.

I slept well last night, despite waking at 4.00 am in desperate need of coffee.

I had breakfast with the other International Teacher Ineke Bergen who had just flown in from England and we chatted the chat of friends even though we had never met before.

I managed to do some work and then I walked down town which is just a couple of blocks away from the Guest House. Albarosa.

Stellenbosch is just beautiful… I guess I could explain it as old colonial and in some ways similar to home.

The wrought iron, the verandas are similar but then again there is a whimsical Dutch influence.

I went over to the event which is quite close to our Guest house. Everything was in busy mode, students and guests registering and I was able to check out my class room for the next 8 days.

I was walking to the event and suddenly I bumped into a group of ladies who visited with me in Johannesburg last time I was here…. amazing….and the same thing happened again "Your'e Pam Holland" so another visit to the same coffee shop to catch up on the news.


I found a grocery store and bought a supply of cheese and crackers for the next week.

Since beginning this post I've been to the official opening of the event and there are 800 participants… each of the teachers werre give an beautiful hand made journal. The cover is a crazy quilt work of art. I'll photograph it tomorrow…



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  1. Hilary Gooding says:

    I am a South African in England and your post has made me very homesick. Those trimmings on the verandahs are called ‘broekie lace’ – knicker lace! Say hello to Ineke for me and I know you will all have a wonderful time. Stellenbosch and the winelands are beautiful. You will probably bump into many of my quilting friends.

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