Monday, 6 April 2015


 Design by Judy West.


We spent a good bit of last night looking for the bunny,  we saw the ears at one stage.  The fun we get out of our little ones,  and then don't talk about helping to eat the eggs on Sunday!! 
Then we wonder why!!!!!
Lee was in Durban with his Mom this Easter, we do so miss him when away,  as long as they come safely home the roads in this country are the worst for accidents and deaths over easter.
Hope you all had your share of Easter Eggs.

Saturday, 4 April 2015


I am sorry I have not been here for a long time, I am  not well, and struggling away trying to do something, but to no avail,  seem to be lifting my head up a bit.
Firstly my medication did not agree with me and I was on the bed more than I wished, then to crown it all I changed night into day on my internal clock, now I am really struggling to stay awake and do not feel like doing anything.
So decided I must wish you all a very happy Easter on Sunday,  He has Risen.
Bless you all
Love from Pumpy.


Saturday, 21 February 2015


The importance of an occupation after retirement...

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world.  It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither. 

Harold Schlumberg is such a person:


"I've often been asked, 'What do you do now that you're retired?'  Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine.

It's rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling. I do it every day and I really enjoy it."

Harold is an inspiration to us all.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Hi all,   well it is all over and dusted, before we know whats what it will be back again.  LOL.  
Our New Year started pretty badly, and in a very down mode,  picking myself up slowly and will be A for away in no time.   Fractured a rib three weeks ago and jolly painful it is,  thought it would have been over but now,  had a lot of big dental work done to my teeth, and there for we had the Warfran (?) story, stop and then when to start, to night I start will feel  happier to know when it is in where it should be and doing what it should be doing,  HOPE.
I hear thunder about, we have had a lot of rain this summer, and then some places have had none.
Hope you are all fine and working very hard.
 The family tiff is still a tiff, it is breaking our heart, we can do our best and pray to the Lord to help and let there be understanding.   This affects many lives,  Pray for us, to be jolly and happy again.
I decided the other night that Tony and I must go to Dubai, so we will see. Do not want to go too far away or get too complicated  somewhere where we can jump on a plane and off again.

I will tell you a true story,
Many years ago and an old Gran was coming to visit here family in South Africa, and was very nervous  but they convinced here that she need not worry the plane flew direct and the first stop she must get off and that is Johannesburg and her son would be there to collect here, fine that pacified her .
Embarked London and happily flew to Johannesburg, little did all know the plane landed in Nairobi she got off and you could not move her for love or money, her son had to fly up and get her.  I always remember this story and have a little giggle.    Luckily this did not happen with Tony's Mom, once they lost her in London and that caused a bit of consternation.   Luckily all ends well.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Lee got red hair spray,  and these two fools sitting outside under the eves in a little shower, looks as though they were in the Artic.     LOL  
I wish all  of  your wishes come true,  Enjoy being on this special occasion with your family and friends.
I know some of you have a lovely cold Christmas, but we are very hot here.
Love to you all.    Pumpy.  

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Hello my Darls,
Here we are at another Christmas, I think this year has flown by even quicker than the last 70 odd. All excitement running wild all over your house as happy as mine, God has Bless us.
I am trying to watch the Cube, write this and listen to the kids, one ounce of their energy I need.  My goodness is it not so wonderful being a child this time of the year,
So many poor little ones have nothing, I think  there are more than the haves.  I have seen this in our own country, the rich get richer and the poor suffer more and more.  So many people give and help but never enough.  I see Prince Harry has been in Lestho  trying to do something for them poor little ones, Africa is overflowing with suffering and now with Ebola, so far it has not come down here, but wondering when everyone comes back to SA from their holidays.  99% of the people do not understand what is going on and the treatment.  They try and teach people what to do and not, but what is tradition is tradition.  One of the rules is not to kiss or wash etc your loved one that the desease does not die when the patient has passed.    I know if  you all know this but do you understand the poor people who are affected.
Not wanting to be depressing, but these sad happening happen all over the world one way or the other.
Not feeling very well this year, I have made many Christmas Cards and enjoyed it very much, but sad to say I have not posted one, so all my friends who were exception Cards I am very sorry but hope to be better next year.
Love you all and thanks for following me, I get so much pleasure from you all and the hobbies you have all helped me with.    Will be back tomorrow.     xxxx 

Saturday, 13 December 2014


I made this, for you my dear friends, I know it is not so great but someone might want it as a freebie.
Just to let you know I am still not 100% but still kicking.    xxxxx


Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Made by Tracy my daughter, so I thought that I would give it to those who want it.
To nab this please click and save file as.  
With Love.   Pumpy.  

Wednesday, 3 December 2014




The plan of things.    Bless Phil and his family.  

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Hello my Darlings,  to those celebrating Thanksgiving I wish you Best Wishes and Peace to you and your loved ones.
This is surely going to be one of the last Christmas Cards I will be making for this year, and then I smile to think I suppose we will be starting again in January.
This Image came from

I am  going to enter it here:

Saturday, 22 November 2014


Hi my friends,  I love you all and so look forward to communication with you, looking at all your wonderful work.   I am not well have a bit of heart failure, I did not realize this, was just very tired and had to spend a lot of time resting, but clever one here (me)  thought it was the medication.  I have a last realized that  I must take the word of the Doctor, so will  be good.  Will still  come  round and visit and participate when  I  can,  so you will still see me  (!)  but not for too long, at the moment. Love to you all Pumpy.  

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Hi  all,   hope all is well where you are, funny weather here is Johannesburg at the moment, had a lot of rain, which we badly need, but to-day, blows hot then cold.    Just like some friends we have I suppose!!!!!
This tag I made for the Christmas challenge over at Digistamps4joy.
So will go and post it where it is welcome.  xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Hello all my friends,  hope you are all happy,  I do not feel so happy to-day, I wish Gordon could get a job, I know there are thousands with out.  Oh dear what a world, and all our Darlings who died so that we may all be free.  Bless them and we will never forget.

For those of you who like colouring, and have the time, please take this and give it a go, if you do not finish what the hell.  I would love it if your took it,  took me a while to create it, and I loved doing it.

Lovies from Pumpy