Another ‘blast from the past’! Nico Hoogendoorn. Living on the Lesotho border. Last visited in Bloemfontein 1980’s sometime. We spent a great time ‘solving’ the problems of the world and reminiscing about the good old Durban days and the South Africa we all grew up in.


Robert de Beer’s birthday – Robert and his brother Roy’s family attending Robert’s birthday. A very pleasant and interesting afternoon. Last saw Roy and Esme when Tante Nellie was still alive – at least 30 years ago.

Xmas day conviviality – Greens, Beukes’s and Cuz Robbie de Beer

The pool at Dinokeng, day before Xmas, was a winner!

Was a great pleasure catching up with family and friends over the Christmas period. Cousins not seen in 50+ years! What a special occasion. We drove past Sharpeville to Vereeniging. The last time I had been there was in 1962 during the infamous Sharpeville uprising. We were evacuated on that day.

Breakfasts, brunches and generally good food in Plett

Visited Oom Tjaart and Tannie Miena in Pretoria. Both in their 90’s now – but contented in their new residence.