Sunday, December 30, 2012

goodbye to 2012

hello again, friends- sho but it's been a busy few weeks up here, hence the lack of blog posting- but finally here are some more for you :) check out the garden page- our garden is bombing with all the rain and sunshine we've had, and the snippets page for our Christmas lunch which was a feast indeed (thanks ANNE!)... 2012 has been an incredible year- what amazing things we've seen and special people we've met. we hope it's been a great year for all of you too- all the happiest wishes for this festive season, and of course- HAPPY NEW YEAR! bring on 2013, we can't wait for new adventures.

BIG LOVE! Katie, Jeff and Venus.

Monday, December 3, 2012


Take a look at our garden page for an update on our 'garden of eden', and missions page for some pics of our latest adventures. happy december everyone- big hugs!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Just a few more pics to show you all what's been happening here lately- check out the cool walks we did on the missions page, our peas and heart-shaped cabbage leaf on the garden page and the troop getting all grown up on the snippets page... big hugs! Katie and Jeff x

Saturday, November 10, 2012

hello kitties!

Yesterday we picked up our two adopted kittens from the SPCA in East London. So welcome to the family little dudes, Mowgli and Miyagi. Thanks to Melanie at the SPCA for arranging everything for us and seeing that they got all their necessary inoculations and sterilisation- we are so excited to have these 2 boys as part of our team. More pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Can't believe it's already November!

Sheeeeooow how time flies :) it's crazy that 2012 is nearing its end. Here's an update on the last few weeks: take a look at our garden page to see how the plants are doing and what jeff's been up to preparing for the next lot. Then there's the snippets page with a few recent photos and mama beard's visit to hogsback. And finally the missions page for some more beautiful sights and picnic vibes. Keep your eyes out for posts of our new additions to the family- 2 kittens arriving later this week!
Love and best wishes to all of you- Jeff, Katie and Venus.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Hello friends, family and followers

We apologise for the lack of news over the last few weeks, but hopefully some of these pics will make up for it! Take a look at whats going on in our garden, our sunny sunday waterfall mission, and of course all the loose ends on the snippets page :) It's been rather cold and grey here lately, with a bit of sun here or there. I'm doing all of this posting next to a warm fire at 'the edge' with venus tucked up in her blanket next to me... while outside it looks as though we're sitting in a cloud. Misty mountain!

Wishing a happy day for all of you- lots of love and all good things. Katie and Jeff x x

Friday, September 14, 2012

antique fusion jewellery

last week we helped out our friend anne with the photo shoot for her new spring range of jewellery. check out her website at to see the rest of her beautiful creations! here's a little inside info:

Antique Fusion Jewellery was started in early 2008, by jewellery designer Anne-Michelle, in Cape Town. Anne-Michelle studied at the Ruth Prowse school of art, where she channeled her passion for art and design into a career in jewellery.

"Antiques have always fascinated me. There is something so magical about exploring time gone by through objects of the past. Evey piece tells a different story. I like to think the pieces I create, carry that story into the now. I can spend hours wondering through antique shops searching for beautiful pieces to use in my work.  Antique Fusion is about bringing together the past and the present, the antique and the contemporary, to create a wonderful collaboration of style and design. Each piece is individually hand crafted, making every piece unique." 

Now based in the small Eastern Cape mountain village of Hogsback, Anne-Michelle and her partner Brandon work together, making Antique Fusion jewellery in their beautiful mountain view studio. 

she and brandon are opening up a shop here in hogsback in the next two weeks- called the dreamery so be sure to keep an eye out for photos of that too :)

a friend from not so far away

our friend, andrew brukman, came to stay for a couple of days while working on his photojournalism project. he studies at rhodes so we weren't too far away, but far enough :) here are some of the awesome photos he took on our weekend with us. thanks for the super pics, andy- what a treat to spend some time with you again! x

take a look at some of andy's other work on his tumblr account: 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

spring has sprung

take a look at the beautiful flowers and blossoms scattered around hogsback in the springtime :)