A Weekend on the Breede

We had our annual family reunion at River Queen on the Breede River this weekend. Sadly James and Travis could not be with us, but Gill came along and we had a lot of fun.  The food was quite fantastic and the weather was good, so we were able to enjoy the river and had some good walks and saw a good few birds, including a Lesser Honeyguide!

It is always such a pleasure to be with one’s family and to see how well we all get along. I think the neighbours could be forgiven for thinking we were all on laughing gas!

RIP Sprinkle


Yesterday we said farewell to Sprinkle, our beloved Burmese, after having shared our lives with her for just over nineteen years.  The house is empty without her and her absence makes us realise how much she meant to all of us who knew her.

Born on the fourth of July 1999, and christened La Berni Katya, we renamed her Sprinklefeather and she became known as Sprinkle.  Many neighbours looked after her in her youth when she was prone to wander, but she settled into our home in Prestwick Village when we moved here three years ago and seldom left the house during that time.

As Gillian said, she was the coolest cat, and had us firmly under her thumb at all times!