Monthly Archives: November 2009

Is this art?

 Today Mandi is twelve years old.

Mandi

 For the last month she was planning this cake. She thinks big… A Topsy turvy cake it will be! But… by ten o’clock last night our cake was lying in pieces. Top heavy… Icing was too heavy… With long faces we went to bed.
This morning early we got up and used all our artistic skills. : ) With more icing sugar we glued it together. A few toothpicks to hold some pieces. Then hoping it will just stay in place till the party starts.

desperate measures… please don’t fall…

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It didn’t fall…

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And now, she and her friends are having fun… singing, laughing, swimming… The cake has been cut and we only remember the fun we had creating this ‘artwork’. We can add this to the memories we have of all our previous works of art.

2006

Bratz
2008

shoes

hat

2007

ten

This was our art for the week. And this time next year we’ll do cake art again. : )

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Oudtshoorn

Once every year we have a trip to Oudtshoorn for a gymnastics competition.  Normally in the middle of winter, so this year it was strange to be there in October. All the gardens were full of roses and beaugainvillas flowering.

Oudtshoorn is known for ostrich farming. Most of the beautiful old houses were build in the ostrich feather boom around 1880.

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beaugainvillas…

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Langenhoven wrote the words of our national anthem (long ago). He lived in Oudtshoorn.

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You can buy ostrich feathers in any form…

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