Author Archives: Tokeloshe

About Tokeloshe

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.

Bathing Beauties.

I scrap-booked two 12″ x 12 ” pages using photos of my mother and her family.  I have scrap-booked these photos before as I love them so much and I wanted to do them justice. I did the previous layout … Continue reading

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I created one 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook page using a photo of my maternal Grandmother, Heiltje (Hilda) Johanna Gertruida Pelser.

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Time to Create.

I created one 12″ x 12″ mixed media page. The background was made with old sewing patterns covered with Modge Podge.

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Wildlife in our garden 2.

These are some more photos of the wildlife found in our garden. Woodpecker.

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Wildlife in our garden 1.

These are photos of some of the wildlife found in our garden. Sparrow in Winter.

Posted in Alberta, Animals, Animals, Calgary, Canada, garden, nature, Photos | 6 Comments

Pictures from the past.

In 2004 my Father gave me a shoe-box full of family photos, greeting cards, negatives, documents, etc.  Many of which he got from my Grandmother. These are just some of the treasures I have. Since then family members have also sent me … Continue reading

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Make Art.

Dance as if no one were watching. 4″x 6″ card. “Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, And live every day as if it were your last.’ – Anonymous.

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S.A. Genealogy Resources.

South African Genealogy Resources. (Free unless otherwise noted.) Note: Some websites like, Find My Past, etc. have free searches on holidays, like Veteran’s (Memorial) day, Labourday, Family Day, Easter, etc.

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Happy Autumn.

It started snowing yesterday afternoon and we are expecting 20 cm. more. This was the view from our front door this morning.

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I created a Mixed Media and Altered art style layout, which is 12″x 12″.

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