Series 13

  • I have way too many special friends to be able to bless each of them with a special apron/pinafore, but I'm trying...


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.

About designer shoes and Oscars

Monday, 06 February 2017 18:06

While on holiday in the lovely Cape, my dear friend Esthie decided to buy me a pair of shoes, to symbolise the beautiful feet …

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)