Friday, 18 January 2013

Summer at De Oude Huize

The traveler sees what he sees,

the tourist sees what he has come to see.

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

To read more about our establishment read here.
Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

Healthy choices thread through every aspect of life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you find peace within yourself,
you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller 

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity,
compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

We will be having fun at 


  1. All of these photographs and lovely quotes just brightened my Sunday morning and reminded me of where my intention for today needs to go. Thank you:)

    1. Dear Kim thanks for taking time to write a comment. May you have a wonderful day.
      Love from South Africa

  2. Hello Sandra,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and followed me,I appreciated much.
    Is this your house and garden, Oh so lovely. The pond so gorgeous.
    compliment. I just started to build a garden. for sure to have a garden like yours it takes quite long time to grow and take care them aren't they?
    wishing you a beautiful weekend

    1. Dear Ayu thanks for stopping. Yes this is my house and thank you for your kind word. Best wishes with the pond building.
      Enjoy the week.

  3. I'm visiting from Canada through Tracie's garden party. Your yard has many interesting pieces, places to sit (love the iron backs of the chairs) and an awesome green lawn.

    1. Dear Judith thanks for visiting! We are entering winter and I will surely miss the "green" garden. Fortunately there is always summer somewhere in the world.
      Have a wonderful day.

  4. oh my! so much beauty here! South Africa? can I come visit? everything is so inviting and gorgeous! thanks so much for coming over and linking up to the first garden party of 2013 over here at Fishtail Cottage! hope you have an amazing week and looking forward to seeing what you'll share this week! xoxo, tracie

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    1. Our season is turning from winter to spring. The last couple of days we have had terrible winds. The rose bushes is suffering. Thanks for stopping!

  6. Sandra your garden is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your post at Fresh-Cut Friday. I hope you will share a link back to the party so that your readers can enjoy the party too. Love your blog.... I'm you newest follower. :)

    Enjoy your week!

    1. Dear Liz
      Thanks for hosting. We have linked to your party. Love your beautiful roses!!!
      Have a wonderful day