Thursday, December 25, 2014

More Christmas Photo's :)

Here are the photo's of the gifts that my parents' colleagues gave. Renate and Katya also sent us beautiful gifts, it is on the table too. Although, Katya made some biscuits for us and sadly, they were eaten up before I could take any photo's! I also uploaded a photo of the centrepiece that I decorated.

I just noticed, there are over 1 900 page views for this blog! Wow!! Thank you!

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

A Very Merry Christmas!!!!

Okay, I know it's the day after Christmas but......Merry Christmas!!

It was SO hot yesterday though! Normally, we don't have a Christmas service here in Claridge because most of the people go to the main mission for the service there but this year, the people requested a service. It was so blessed! There was tea and cake afterwards....yum! It was all so nice :)

A few days ago, my Dad put some shelves up in my room and also in Caleb's room. Blitzy has been on those shelves all the time!!! She just comes down for some food or to go on her walks and then she goes right back up again! She loves to be up in high places!

A week ago, the tiler came to tile our courtyard floor, he is a Russian American named Max Celick. It looks so nice and neat now!

My grandparents are here for the festive season, they love it in Claridge :)

We had such a lovely lunch yesterday, it was a late lunch actually. There was turkey, gammon, mutton roast, macaroni and cheese, vegetables and more!! For dessert, my Mum made trifle...yummyyyy
As usual, we were all SO full!

My Dad bought some sand for Sam the other day and he cleaned the whole tank out and put the sand in instead of gravel. Surprisingly,  Sam adjusted well! The last time, she refused to eat for days after we cleaned the tank. This time, she just carried on as normal, she enjoys the sand too. We just noticed how much she has grown too!!

We are going to a wedding in Virginia in a week and then, Blitzy and Curly will be put in the cattery/kennels. I don't think we should put Joshy there, he takes it the worst. The girls are fine. Since we have Sam, my grandparents and my Mum's aunt will house-sit for us and care for Sam. So, Joshy might be at home with them. We would've left all the kids at home but it might be hard to control so many animals! Anyway, we'll see :)

Please enjoy all the lovely photo's that I took :) They're very clear because I used the iPad.

God bless you and may you have a blessed festive time,
Sele'ha Mikhaila 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Kitty's New Spot!!

Hey everyone!

Long time no see...well, "post"!

Sorry for the long wait but it has been busy lately! My Dad has had his hands full with the deck and it is looking lovely! We would've liked to have had it done before Christmas but apparently, we can only get the rest of the timber next year! We will just have to be patient, I guess!

I haven't been to see Roxy and Mitsie (the new pups) in ages, so I don't have any photo's of them for you. My brother and I have been quite busy with our studies! Oom Peet brought some of our books with him from America. There were still assignments that had to be done. While everyone else was on holiday, we had to study.... :('s worth it in the end!

The kids are doing fine :) Curly had a lovely haircut and a bath and is nice and white again now!

Blitzy found a new sleeping spot! I have a drawer in my room on the desk and I used to have her basket on top of it. She just refuses to sleep on her basket so I decided to take the basket off and I left it on my guest bed. That was the best thing for little Blitzy! She now enjoys just sleeping on top of the drawer! My Mum put a nice, soft towel there for her and she loves it! For 6 days straight, she has been sleeping there! She hasn't even bothered to go out although we did take her out the other day. She just comes down to do her "business" and she goes right back up again!! How independent!

Oh! We set the Christmas tree up and it looks so beautiful but I won't put any photo's of it up just yet......Blitzy only woke up to "help" set the tree up and then she rushed of back to her new sleeping spot!

Sam's tank is due for it's cleaning! We're supposed to clean it every 3 months and it has been 3 months since her last one! We are going to buy her some fine sand to replace the small gravel. I read up that turtles sometimes eat the gravel and they can die from the congestion, gravel also holds the dirt and ammonia which causes the tank to smell horrible! So, for the betterment of both Sam and us, we will get her some lovely sand!!! Maybe a beach umbrella might not be so bad.....hehehe

The Christmas spirit is in the air! We just went to some shops on Saturday and everything was decorated for Christmas! It definitely is my favourite time of year!
My parents already received SO many gifts from their work colleagues. They sent biscuits, mince pies, LOTS of chocolates and a beautiful vase too! We are so blessed. The Lord is amazing and He is so good to us! We are very thankful. :)

Anyway, I think this post was long enough, I must go now!

God bless!
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fast Year, Flea Treatments & a Female Turtle?!


This has been a lovely week. Well, it's only the middle of the week now but it has been a week since I last posted anything. My Dad and the guys are busy with the deck! It's looking good :) I will upload some photo's of it soon. The tiling for our courtyard will be done soon too, we are just waiting for the tiler to come!

Christmas is just ONE month away!! This year has flown by! I'm so excited as to what next year holds...2015..... :D ;)

Little Sam is still growing and it has now been almost 6 months since we "adopted" her! Yes, her.....I don't know if I mentioned this before but I recently looked up turtles and we found one that resembles Sam quite a bit however they say that if the turtle has a short, stubby little tail, then it is a female but if it has a long tail then it is a male. Sam has a.........short, stubby little tail :( I so wanted Sam to be a boy but alas, it is a girl! My Mum said she is a girl from the beginning and is now very happy! They do say, Mum's know best!!!

It is Spring now but Summer is coming up and as a precaution, we gave Joshy, Blitzy and Curly their flea treatments!

Anyway, enjoy the few photo's! In the 2nd photo, you will see how Blitzy curled up in my crafts box! Excuse the untidy box ;)

God bless, 
Sele'ha Mikhaila 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pups and Progress of the Deck

Hello, kind readers!

This week has been hot, cold, dry, rainy, and misty all in one week! Hehehe :) you get used to it though ;)

About a week ago, Oom Peet and Tannie Andra got 2 new Labrador puppies! Their names are Mitsie and Roxy, I'm not sure if that is the correct spelling of Mitsie. The new Roxy was initially named Zandi but recently they changed her name.
They are both black but Mitsie has some white on her chest. They are adorable!

I think Blitzy is sick, she has vomited and has had diarrhoea lately. Maybe it is just a tummy bug of some sort sort. She has been sleeping most of the time now too and has been a bit disorientated, shame, she keeps falling off the top of the sofa. We pray for healing and trust in the Lord.

My Dad and the guys are busy with the deck, I will upload a few photo's of the progress soon. It is really starting to take shape. I think tomorrow, they will start on the flooring. Curly was running inbetween the poles and getting in the way!

There is nothing new with Joshy and Sam. ;)

Enjoy these photo's! Sorry that they are not very clear. In one pic, the pups are investigating a potplant that has fallen over! There is also a photo of the cake I baked last week when Mum had her stitches out.

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Deck & Due For A Haircut!

Hello everybody!

I hope all my readers are well as now it is the flu season in some countries. Here, it is Spring so not many have colds and flu but last year during this time, I had a cold so often!

The weather has been a bit confusing, on Sunday, it was so hot then yesterday, it was rainy, cold and misty! It's quite cool now too.

Curly's fur has grown so long now but since Mum had that operation on her arm, Curly will just have to wait. We would've sent her to a parlour but she is always so scared to be at the mercy of a stranger!

We have waited for almost 2 years but now the time has finally come for the deck! My parents have gotten everything set and yesterday, Dad marked and the guys drilled the holes and put the poles in for the structure. I think it is over 70 poles!! They just have to secure it and soon, the timber will be cut and fetched and then it's smooth sailing! Well, maybe not for my Dad, since he will be laying the flooring down and securing it. It is so exciting to see everything coming up!

The plants in the greenhouse are coming up nicely too, I will upload photo's soon.

Anyway, God bless!

Sele'ha Mikhaila :)

p.s. This is actually last week's post which I didn't know failed to upload. Only noticed it today. Sorry!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Beautiful Flowers and a Biopsy

Greetings, dear readers!!!

I feel like I haven't posted for awhile......what's new....let me think....

Well, today was extremely windy!! Just when I thought it had finished, it picked up again!

Last Monday, my Mum went for a biopsy on her arm and it is still quite sore for her. The stitches will be removed sometime this week, God willing. I think my Mum is now tired of going to the hospital but we pray that this is the last thing.
It is Spring time here and Claridge looks like a botanical garden with the beautifully green grass and gorgeous flowers!

The big Jacaranda tree in our yard is blooming and the little flowers fell to the ground creating a beautiful purple "carpet" to cover the grass. It really is a sight to behold! Unfortunately, the photo's are not loading :(

Anyway, little Blitzy is getting more and more independent now, she is eating her food on her own(well, almost all her food) and she is sleeping in her own room! Joshy is being spoilt as usual, he takes advantage of my Mum's Aunt because she loves animals and is humble. His rules are that he can sleep where he wants to when he wants to! Curly is playing "nurse" with Mum and during these passed few days, she has been quite naughty! We caught her on the sofa a few times already! The other naughty thing is that she rolls up this grass mat of our's.  Especially when we have visitors and she doesn't get much attention she would plop herself on the mat and begin rolling in it and squishing it, turning this way and that way, enjoying herself!!!!

Did you notice the "Favorite Sites" links on the side of the site? It is of the main mission in Kranskop and 2 of our other missions, one is in Virginia and the other is in Malelane. We have MANY missions in South Africa and also in other countries too. If you would like to see the other websites overseas,  then go onto the main missions website and click on the international sites, there are some in France, Russia, Germany and so on...enjoy!!!!!

Alright now, I think this post is long enough, hmm?

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Friday, October 24, 2014

Page-views and Pelendaba :)

Hello dear readers!

I was so happy to see that I have 1488 page views! Wow! Thank you all so much for reading and sharing my blog, I really appreciate it! Okay, since we are almost there, I would really like it if we can reach 1500 views as my short term goal and by Christmas....perhaps 2 000? Is that too far-fetched? I don't think so! There is only one way to find out.....tell your friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, strangers...whoever! Tell those animal lovers! So, can I count on you?!

Today was a lovely but busy week, we had exams but by God's grace, it went very well! We are very grateful! Yesterday, my parents went to the funeral of one of the co-workers of the mission in Pelendaba. He really lived for The Lord, keep checking the KwaSizabantu website and I'm sure they will post something about the funeral. The link is
The combie left Claridge at 02:30 in the morning because it was a looooooong drive! The funeral was at 11:00 and there was apparently even a popped tyre along the way, thankfully the tyre was changed and all went well. Most of the co-workers from here went to the funeral. They arrived home after 22:00 last night. That is how it is to be a missionary, you must always be ready to up and go when you have to. The Lord must always be No.1 in our lives.

Now for the kids, Curly was so naughty in the morning! When she saw Caleb opening the window for Joshy, she jumped onto the sofa and then onto the headrest! Sam is so beautiful, his colors are so unique!

Thanks for reading! I'll end off now....

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Charcoal, Curly and 2 Cute Kitties :)

Hi everybody,

Here are A LOT of photo's for you to enjoy!

Look at Curly's wild hairstyle! ;)

 Charcoal came for a visit! ----------->
 How cute is this little guy?
 He even sat near to Joshy.
Joshy and Blitzy playing. ----->

The avo's are growing!! Yay!
These are the greenhouses that were built  recently.

 Joshy caught a lizard.
The king of Claridge!
 Don't these look like studio photographs? Hehehe
 These 2 sisters :)
 Look at Joshy, he's matching my room colours!
 Awwwww ------>

Friday, October 10, 2014

Greenhouses and a Great Holiday!

Greetings, dear readers!! Hahaha

It is holiday time for the schools and universities. Unfortunately, we have a lot of work to do and thus have to study through this holiday. God's grace, Renate could spend few days with us here!!
She also had plenty of work to do but at least we could have some sort of a holiday. Katya was supposed to come but she went to the youth conference in Malelane. 

These passed few days have been quite warm, sometimes even hot but yesterday and today was so cold!!! I don't know why the weather changed so dramatically!

Blitzy enjoyed having Renate here too because she could sleep on her suitcase! During the last 2 weeks, the farm workers have been busy constructing 2 greenhouses! I was going to upload the photo's I took but I'm using our iPad to upload this post I don't know as yet how to put photo's up with it. Hehehe.....yes, I know, I know.

Anyway, I must end off now...

God bless,
Sele'ha Mikhaila

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Before and After :)

Here are some photo's of Sam the turtle for you to compare.

The first one was taken on the 10th of June and the second picture was taken a few days ago.
Little Sam has really grown! Even his colouring has changed.