Life is so beautiful …

It is early morning. This morning I saw the most beautiful sunrise over the eastern suburbs in Pretoria. I love life. Why?

1. This week is (hopefully) my last chemo treatment. Within months we will know Yay of Nay about the success and outcome of the cancer treatment. More than ever before I want it to be successful.

2. I plan a ride for the Magrietjies sometime during November. I am still weak and feel the pain in my chest with every movement. It will be a painful ride over two weeks but it is a ride that needs to be done. The old KLR and I on the road again after 13 months of inactivity…

3. I know to appreciate my friends more than ever before. Your support was special.

4. This morning our Magrietjie Fundraising exceeded the R 10 000.00 mark thanks to Piet and Martha van Zyl from the Cape. I met them in Estonia last year during my bike ride. By chance we stopped within half a minute from each other at a small B and B to try and escape from millions of mosquitoes (or so it felt to me). They were doing long distance cycle tours since 1960 and travelled South Africa, the USA, Europe and Australia intensively. Last year they were cycling through the Baltic States, Poland to Germany.

On Friday I had the huge privilege of having these two lovely people visiting me in Naboomspruit and having coffee with me on my stoep..

Right, I am off to the blood tests. Let us hold thumbs for the outcome!

From my stoep, to all you wonderful people making my life so rich.

Piet and Martha van Zyl leaving Mustvee, Estonia, last year.

The two adventurers on their visit to me in Naboomspruit.


I cannot thank all the donors enough!

Remember the MAGRIETJIE DINNER on 9 November. It will be an evening of music, socializing and a vibe of travelling especially by motorbike! Contact me at lodie at if you still would like to come.

See you in Naboom soon!

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4 Responses to Life is so beautiful …

  1. Makkie Hattingh says:

    Lodie, ons glo dat die behandeling ‘n reuse sukses was. Sterkte met die laaste chemo.
    Die orgidee is ongelooflik mooi.

  2. Christine R-G says:

    A happy posting. Makes one take heart and fills the soul with its beauty and love. Your treatment dare not go against this!

  3. says:

    SterkteN ons hou styf duim vas vir goeie resultate.

    Gerda Louw
    Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

  4. Gerda Lombard says:

    Great!!! Laaste chemo en ons glo dit gaan die heel laaste wees, sien uit na goeie nuus en ‘n lang rit op die KLR!!! Wens die Kaap was nie so ver nie, 9 November roep my!!!

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