Sunday, 27 July 2008

Franky comes to Nelspruit

Carol & Frank, 2nd August 2008. My eyes are shut because if I keep themshut I can picture Frank when he's sitting in America. A wonderful time was had by all. My brother is my brother!!
These are just to wet your appetites...guess who is in charge of right 'Kaitlyne is the boss'. Taken on 2nd August 2008. Frank's visit to the Whitaker family. Frank also 'visited' the Stapelberg family on Skype
Frank looks as though he wants a grandy too...BUT he did say not for awhile yet!!

.Did you hear about the one................

Thursday, 24 July 2008

A real English Breakfast in London

Franky and Tricia meet up for breakfast, bacon and eggs all round, Friday 18th July, just before Franky jets of back to Texas and the Coopers move on to Southern France for the rest of their well earned break. Looking forward to some lovely photo's of France.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Who needs Shopping Mall Boutiques.

With determination and skill, we can all do things that we want to achieve in life, some are a bit harder and some take a bit longer, but where there is a will there is a way. Now these two pictures epitomise what I have just said, so, set yourselves realistic - achievable goals and let the blog know about them. Well done TESSY, you have started something new on the blog.
Tessy on her new sewing machine

Tessy wrote- "What the feet can not do - the hands must!"

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

ONCE UPON A TIME................

Yes, it was once upon a time............this is the last time we were all together, the first time in a long time, at Mark & Angela's House. Enjoy it as much as I did, when I came across the video whilst copying all my old video's to DVD............ TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.


Monday, 14 July 2008

The COOPERS come to London

The Coops arrive, Tricia and Allan, they pick up the ever so young Mrs Cooper and sit back and relax until Billy and Tania arrive and then young Sean. We all got together at the PLAZA PARK VICTORIA Hotel where they were staying in London. We caught up on some news and views and spent a lovely Saturday afternoon together. Billy left when he heard they were all going to NANDO's for some supper, and would rather have a plastic Mac. They will be in the UK for a week and then over to the South of France for a well deserved break. Who knows, Franky arrives for the International Farnborough Air Show this week-end, and maybe we can all get together before the Coopers toddle of to France.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKY from the 8COWLES BLOG and all those in it, may you have many, many more and one day look back at these 50years and say "IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR". Cheers and all the BEST...............


Sunday, 6 July 2008

Project manager or QS ?????

The Whitakers start a new building project - this time for themselves........................
Yip, its all started, every project requires a Project Manager and a Quantity Surveyor, so somebody has to to do it. Then of course the project will actually call on the GUYS who do the "WORK" The Whitakers start their new house project and planning for the future.

The foundations of 13 Balalaika St which we hope to move into towards end of March next year. Very exciting, and though not a double story it will be split level to go with the slope of the land. Forgot my hard hat at home!!
On site instruction under Health and Safety regulations will now issue a warning. If the PM or QS come on site again without the proper issued safety gear then they will be banned from site.
This will include, Hard hat, High Visibility vest, Safety Glasses and hard capped shoes and on a Friday afternoon a ice cold 6pack or two must be brought to site.