Life in South Africa

My sister is currently in South Africa, hand rearing Cheetah cubs. So for the “aaaw shucks” lot of you out there here’s a couple of “aaaw shucks” moments; courtesy of Emily.


Aaaw shucks!


And if you’re a pure sucker for this sort of thing have a look at this.

Officially the worst blog in the world but constantly WordPress’ number one because idiots like me keep sending you there. It’s nearly so bad that it’s good.


Recent listening – Candie Payne


Now this girl is rather good.

Hailing from Liverpool she has a bit of a musical tradition as she has two briothers in the business too.

I think one of them is in The Zutons.

A touch of the Morcheebas about them and certainly a nod of respect in the direction of 60’s British chanteusses like Dusty Springfield. The band acquitted themselves well on Jools Holland a few weeks ago and the YouTube video gives you a nice taster.

Very enjoyable indeed.


Goodbye Mercedes

We had a right good send of for the car on Saturday morning. It scrubbed up well and really looked the part as a rally car.


Sponsorship was good too.


The babes draped the bonnet perfectly.


Jeana liked it so much she had a go herself


When her gardening career finishes she’s thinking of taking up modelling.

Clay modelling!

Military Precision – By Jeana


For all of you out there who think that gardening is a very haphazard pastime I’m here to prove otherwise.

I’m sure most of the time Mark wonders what I get up to. He comes through the front door and it looks exactly the same as it did when he went out in the morning.

“But Jeana the kids are at school all day, what have you been doing?”

Well, here’s the answer.

I spend a lot of time with Greenferry, the voluntary organisation which is involved with all “green” things in South Queensferry. I’ve been busy designing and organising the planting schemes for our High Street; hanging baskets, barrels and containers – all 104 of them.




This morning was our big day. So with a large folder with a map of the High Street and a planting guide for every container I went off to the Police Station to meet all our keen volunteers.



We had a good family morning – Mark turned up but we were nearly finished.




There were 36 of us in total; many who hadn’t planted before, and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable morning.





Now I just have to wait for them to flower and I can sit out with a very large glass of wine and admire all our hardwork.