When I leave King Shaka airport, there’s no question that I’ve arrived In Kwa-Zulu Natal. I’m still trying to get my head around the combo of Zulu dolls next to reindeer, but ’tis the Season of Goodwill, so this is no time to niggle.


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As is normal in December,  the Summerveld area is either shrouded in mist, chilly and drizzly or else blazingly, tropically hot. I can’t say I enjoy the Mist Belt climate. Sunny, windy Cape Town suits me better!


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The family wear silly Christmas hats, festive cheer abounds, and a good time is had by all.

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The cherry on top of my Christmas visit was having the resident cat cosily curled on my pillow. Such a  relaxing pic!

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I hope your Christmas was equally relaxing and /or wildly festive, whichever is your   preference.

And now its almost time to say: HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May 2020 be a peaceful and happy year.




  1. Happy 2020 to you Alison, may it be a good one for you and your family. The resident cat is a replica of my Christo! Beautiful.

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  2. seamoth

    Lovely photos! Have a happy time in KZN. I wish you and yours a safe, peaceful and happy 2020. Lots of love, my dear friend, lots of love xx

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  3. Lovely! And happy 2020 to you 🙂

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  4. Happy New Year! All the best for 2020.

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  5. May you have a prosperous New Year! It’s such a compliment when a resident cat curls up with a visitor ❤


  6. sounds like a delightful trip Alison
    Glad you enjoyed it
    Your photos are stunning

    🥂 Happy New Year 2020! 🥂

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  7. Wonderful pictures, especially the reindeer and Zulu dolls! Definitely one of a kind. All the best for this year mom.

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  8. Happy 2020. Hope it is kind to you. I have to say just loved the Christmas elf hat.

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  9. I love the joy in this post; every Christmas needs festive hats and sweet kitties like this! Happy New Year, Alison!

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  10. Happy New Year to you! 🎉

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