2014_01_26_20_28_54_993_LightAvery average girl next door, I sing badly but loudly (in my car with the windows down), can’t dance to save my life but do so unashamedly and with great enthusiasm.
When I’m not working, studying or teaching at my community project then I’m reading, writing, spending time with my friends, exploring my city and just contemplating the complexities and wonders of life.
I live in the phenomenally diverse, vibrant and stunningly beautiful city of Johannesburg – the financial hub of Southern Africa, situated on the Highveld where we experience the most spectacular summer thunders storms and exquisite sunsets.


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  1. Beautiful pictures – thank you for visiting me, I look forward to seeing more of your pictures. Blessings – Patty

  2. Hi, Jacquie — Thanks for visiting my blog and for the Like you gave to my post about Daisy. It’s heartwarming to see people all over the world thinking about this brave little girl.

  3. Hello. Please forgive my tardiness, but I took two short trips and have lost track of keeping up with my blog stuff. I stopped by to (finally!) thank you for liking one of my recent posts. I always get a kick out of it, and I appreciate it. So—thank you. 🙂

    1. Hmmmm, I promise, knowing a little about me is about all you can handle 🙂 Seriously, I thought I had. I will check why it doesn’t show up. Thanks for trying to look up about me anyway.

  4. hi jacquie!! thanks for dropping by earlier, your visit was much appreciated!! i really enjoyed myself during my visit to your blog and like general macarthur: “i shall return” peace

  5. howdy, just hought i’d say again how much i enjoy dropping by your site – might even take a trip down to ‘dudley yard’ now that i’ve gotten a glance – take care –

  6. Jacquie, I figured I would return the favor and pop by your blog. It’s incredibly beautiful where you live, if the photos are any judge. Where I live, we got 16 inches of snow last night. Merry, merry, hmm?

    I love being able to see the world through so many different eyes, it is one of the best things about blogging.

    Keep up the work and the gorgeous photography!

  7. Greetings from Australia Jacquie,
    You have a kind and loving heart by the way in which you live, trying to teach people from disadvantaged backgrounds, which is a beautiful gift indeed. I sincerely wish you peace joy and happiness in life

    God bless you

  8. Morning child, with more time on my hands than sense in my head, I ‘wallowed’ – old black American saying – in your blog all night (no worry, I showered afterwards) indeed looking forward to my visit next month, now realizing I’ll have to speak with hertz about the use of one of his cars, and now it’s off to Starbucks for a late night latte! Loved your old posts, feel more in tune with where you’re coming from now (for whatever that’s worth) adios

  9. In response to Brooke’s Sister’s nominating me for a Super Sweet Blogger award, I’m extending a nomination to you as well to add to your list of awards. You’re free to decline, of course. Or should you accept, there are five requirements. Either way, thanks for all the fine posts you’ve been sharing. Tootles!
    1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger who nominated you.
    2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions. (See below.)
    3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post. (It’s the cupcake illustration.)
    4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.
    5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.
    1. Cookies or Cake? Both?
    2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
    3. Favorite Sweet Treat?
    4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things the Most?
    5. Sweet Nickname?
    Here’s hoping you accept.

  10. So Jacquie, I guess you have just become one of The Spikey’s, that small clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike
    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.
    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious.
    In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.
    Thanks again for your vote of confidence, and hope you have a great day…

  11. Simply love your ‘about’ page. The words exude fun, chirpiness and bring a smile to the reader. Joburg is my adopted home – for now at least. And i am loving every minute of it. Happy t have found your blog.

  12. Owww Jacx.. you know it is an honour 2 work with you… you are really one person who is changing my perspection about life.. the few times that we have spent together u made me realize that one just need 2 live as if there is no 2mrw.. one just needs 2 enjoy n be themselves.. u are such an inspiration yourself… i actually want 2 start a blog again as i lost momentum the last time i tried it☺☺☺😍

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