Blossoming Writer

Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Battlefront Cook in Egypt and Italy

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 16:30

Like a veritable Indiana Jones, Danie had to be enormously practical and resourceful – as a cook in North African desert field kitchens, in the POW camp kitchens of Benghazi, Sardinia and Italy, as a foraging escapee in the hills of Tuscany, and as a volunteer fighter in the Italian Resistance. He had entered the war with the naive ideal of saving the world from injustice, remained cool and compassionate despite the horrors of war, and finally found that his marriage and family were his most precious possessions, especially being able to enjoy these in times of hard-won peace. Then, more than fifty years later, he had the ultimate experience of being guest of honour at the Castello di Montalto in Tuscany, where he had had to steal or beg for food during the war.

Day 3 - Cutie called Trisha

Saturday, 15 October 2016 09:01

Day 3 and we are visiting our children in sunny South Africa. What other subject to paint than this delightful little girl who came to work with her mother - espcially to meet ugogo (grandmother)

Cook in training

Saturday, 15 October 2016 08:41

Our young hero learning to feed the forces at the Pretoria Police College - peeling a mountain of potatoes, making notes, AND finding time to take the love of his life to the Burgers Park in Pretoria.