Countrification – Almost Complete


So here I am, living in the countryside. It’s really beautiful out here – friendly people, loads of aloes everywhere, amazing old buildings, sheep (sometimes loaded up into bakkies – no really, I have a pic and everything), cows, cows playing catch with horses (no pic, so you’ll have to believe me on that one), birds, green stuff, mountains, blue sky, loud, autotuned treffers outside the mall on Friday afternoons, multiple Chinese shops, gorgeous cafe-slash-antique-shops (seriously… pancakes are the new waffles!), old-school politeness with hats tipped at the ladies, tractors in the main road, not a hipster in sight, Huisegenoot, Die Burger and free community papers in Afrikaans, trees decorated with random things (sometimes pretty shoes), more aloes…

Kinda charming, really. In fact, I may even go ahead and say that I’m rather enjoying my new surroundings. Bloody cold up here, and I miss way too many people. But life is good. Change is good. For now, all of this is good.

I have been documenting my countrification process in snapshots taken with my camera phone. Here are some of my favourites…

what is a country garden without a gate

aloe aloe aloe

up by the dam

not having any of this 3 degree weather nonsense

so much to see so much grass to eat

sonic meeting one of the neighbourhood kitties

spotty wellies for rainy days

cute PEP takkies

the attic that I have yet to explore

getting quite attached to this view

sheep on board

See, told you the sheep sightings were a real thing.

Keep smiling y’all. xxx


  1. Queen says:

    We are so happy for you – enjoy the frolicking animals – and we miss you too!

  2. Rox says:

    You are always more than welcome to come up for a visit miz T! xxx

  3. Sheila Bradnick says:

    We’ll have to get a bakkie and some sheep – we can take them shopping on a Saturday morning!

  4. Rox says:

    Hahaha, the way things get in town on Saturdays, that would be a baaaaa’aaad idea. ;)

  5. Chris M says:

    Looks absolutely awesome, and it sounds like you’re settling down nicely – happy for you!

  6. Louisa says:

    Glad it’s going well. It does look very charming.

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