Wednesday, 27 April 2011

1st of May - ITS YUM CHA TIME

1969 - MITCH and TESSY
Comment by Mitch:-:  Sorry Teresa another 60 years to go. The bull and the Scorpio. "
Until death do us part".
Thank you Bill.
Regards to William and Kate.
lets get ready to
this is "A TESSY REQUEST" Mom sang this at their Wedding
TESSY - below is THE ORIGNAL SONG FROM 1969 by Dave Mills on Springbok Radio

this is JUST FOR YOU from  ME - BB

Just as a note: some video's are blocked in some countries - like Dubai and others -  on Youtube because of the back ground music, so i have loaded another version of each video at the bottom which is not via Youtube - so all can see - note -  they are duplicates buy now all can see them. ENJOY TESSY's BIRTHDAY - with us all.

Molly sat back and looked into this day - 60 days on and put her thoughts to paper as she gazed into the crystal ball and thought about her SISTER TESSY - and this it what she has to share with her..........

THERESA'S  "Baidy Boom" Bernadette says it all - 60 REASONS WHY I LOVE MY

60 reasons

A message for DUBAI........................................... The COOPERS

Side by side
Or miles apart,
A sister like you Tessy,
Is always close to the heart.

Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest. May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors. And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.

A sister is a little piece of childhood that can't ever be lost. Today is your day to shine as every day should be.

1st May 2011 - 60 YEARS 

A message from DEBBIE in South Africa on behave of the Whitaker Family

Aunty Tessy is an inspiration to me/us. 

She is amazing, she never gives up no matter the odds.

Happy 60th birthday to a truly remarkable Aunty… with love, Deb’s
YUM CHA - 1st may 2011 
Then the message with another 60 reasons
from the Baart's - Monica

Tessy You have...
an astonishing capacity for hard and painstaking effort, and it is probably this characteristic, allied with a stubbornness, that refuses to admit defeat.

Inherited a deep intuition - tremendous common sense,
a powerful will.
Courage to handle the difficulties of life with a solid attitude - a nobility of purpose.
A belief that love must last forever, determination. 
You get to where you are going, not because you are exceptionally fast or clever, but because you will not be distracted from your goals.
A knowledge that life is based on what is real, not what is imagined.
A very calm nature and can put up with lot of provocation, with very strong will power . You have more moral and emotional courage than the average women.
The ability to not see social status while making friends. You want to be friends with people who do not hide their true nature and come across as they really are,
a mind of your  own - good taste
the ability to bear endless pain and stress, without complaining - enormous emotional strength.
Expectations that people you love will stand by you when you need them.
A dislike for anything artificial, be the flowers in your  vase or the people in your life. You have to feel the fragrance of real roses and the presence of real people. The beauty of Mother Nature pleases you.
a dislike for ugliness of any kind. You, like Carol, love to be amidst colourful surroundings, like gardens blooming with flowers.

You are...
a valued possession
patient and reliable
warm-hearted and loving
persistent and determined
placid and security loving
faithful and generous
a friend with a great capacity for affection
someone who likes comfort and pleasure
never deceived into doing anything that you do not want to.
Someone who likes the outdoors – I remember our camping trips.
Very dependable.
A good cook and you will always treat others to excellent homemade food - a very good homemaker,
giving and care a lot about your family and friends
never whiny about you responsibilities.
An excellent mother and have great kids.
A teacher to us all – 
you have taught me how to be strong and persistent 
and to never give up.
MONICA - you ever loving little SISTER.
**************Garry and Sabine *************
Well what to say,   Lets see?     Teresa what can I  say,  except that you
are an inspiration.
With all that you have gone through, and with what may still come you have
fought on, and never have given up as so many would have.
We admire your never say never attitude, integraty, dedication, true gritt,
and your love for family friends and life.
Have a wonderful 60th.
we add this photo of you
must be some YUM-CHA cooking we think...........

Now for a collage of photos from the YUM-CHA BIRTHDAY PARTY and a small message of appreciation from 
TESSY herself 

Hi all,
Thanks to one and all who made my day the most memorable
60th birthday.
Thank you all for the gifts I received.
Thanks Bb for the blog.
Thanks for joining me in a Yum Cha lunch
A big thanks goes to 

Monique for organising the lunch

There are more photos to come I am just waiting for everyone
to send them in.

I had a wonderful day.

All my love
Tessy (Cowle)  / Teresa Bechard

Now for the duplicate vidoes - same 3 as above but not via YOUTUBE. above- I use Youtube because then new technology like Ipads and Iphones and other smart phones can view the blog. But here they are the old fashioned way for all to see.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Happy Birthday ANDY 20th April 2011

Yip Andy's first Birthday on the blog, he really has not yet realised what he has let himself in for.

On Friday 22nd,  TANDY, Andy's folks, his Brother and Sister, Leon & Elizma, Ria & Billy are all going out for dinner to a Thai food restaurant. So then we will have a real blog birthday  item with some lovely photo's , so watch this space.

Have a laugh with all of us just to kick off Andy and Tania's celebration of Today


Thursday, 14 April 2011

One month on - WE miss you nights - Carol

Some times we look back and wonder and then again we look forward - there is a Legacy and the Memories, and today the editor gets an email from Monica, who has just got off the phone with she sends...........A POEM..for all of us ...................................

1 month on - "A YELLOW ROSE"



Wednesday, 13 April 2011


For he's a Jolly Good Fella, and so say all of us - from the Family and the Blog - Happy Birthday

Sunday, 3 April 2011

GRAND-JOCKIE - KAY's Birthday - 3/4/2011

Herewith photo of Kay for the blog.  She turns a whopping 18 on Sunday, 3 April 2011.  Mom would of loved this photo – she bragged to all her friends on Kay’s riding accomplishments. 

We are sure going to miss that first phone call – Mom always beat the rest of the family when it came to wishing us all happy, happy.  Miss her so much.

Kay got a first place for her first Dressage Competition last year October. The attached photo was taken on the day.  Mom always spoke about her Grandies, hence Grand-jockie

Please put the following caption with the photo “Nana’s special Grand-jockie”

If there is space please add the following:
“Happy 18th Birthday precious Kay – from Pa, Mom, Dad, Tami, Allan, Johan, the Ritchies, Stapelbergs, Uncle Paul, Kaitlyne and the many, many Great Uncles & Aunts, cousins, and, and…..

“Special message from Nana – you made me swell with pride!” (I found this message – it was just after Mom’s birthday – Kay had sent her a special birthday message and this was mom’s response “Tell Kay her sms on my birthday made me cry and swell with pride!  Happy tears she sent such a special message”