Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Joint birthday at Oude Nektar ...

The family had a grand birthday party at Oude Nektar last Sunday.

Three of Mutti's first four, (of seven), children share the same birthday - 26 November.

Wilbert, Mutti's first, is no longer with us but he was definitely in all our thoughts.

All six sibs and most of their spouses were there and a small selection of Mutti's numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.



It was pouring with rain on Sunday - but the climbing roses didn't mind at all














The Oude Nektar Dam

The cormorants, dabchicks and Egyptian Goose pair with their freshly hatched brood had no objections to the rain









Sibs and spouses in the cottage next to the dam

Thats Chiara hiding under the gorgeous locks










Ziska, John, Gigi, Miki, Sybe, Susse, Daumchen, Midori, Hans-Peter and Hans

Seeeereeous!





The happy family











Miki the story teller and Gigi the listener













Daumchen, the saint


















More stories


















Hans listens


















Hans-Peter ...


















Susse, the sceptic ...


















Daumchen


















Midori with glowing halo


















Susse


















Midori, smiles

Maybe the bottle has something to do with it!

Naa.. - she's teetotal !














Fred and Rina

















Hi Uli

These leftovers are especially for you!

Fruit salad














Daumchen's Pflaumen jelly



















Daumchen's Stollen













Liqueur chocolates

















and more!














The end ...






But not quite - look what I found






Lorraine Farm, Stellenbosch - Christmas Eve, 1999

To Mutti, Wilbert and Irmgard, and all those of you around the world and who were not able to share the day with us at Oude Nektar - you were all in our thoughts

Best wishes to you and your families and hope this post brings back happy memories

2 comments:

Uli said...

Dear Dennis,

Thank you for these nice pictures. I enjoy looking at your blog every day and this posting does bring back special memories. I was thinking of Hans Peter and Susse on November 26th. I really miss Mutti, Wilbert and Irmgard. Thamks for the fruit salad. Best regards, Uli

Rob said...

Hi Dennis
Congratulations on the pics with their very appropriate captions! Sorry I couldn't be there but this helps.
Rob