Monday, May 24, 2010


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Sam likes to sleep. And sometimes Matthew gets tired. So does David. And sometimes I don't.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Smiley Sam


Our youngest boy is already 2 1/2 months old. He's such a happy little guy.

The day Matthew turned 2

Matthew turned 2 on 06 May. We had a great walk in Bots with his grandparents. Sam was 6 days old - I think these are the first family pics we took.

Powder and shaving cream

A pirate party


...don't know what to say about this one.

The Houston visit

Pete and David working hard with the boys - Matthew and Samuel.

Concert in the Park

Matthew enjoyed the opera the most.


The brocolli Matthew grew...

Agnes aka Gogo turns 70

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Tiny Sam

Matthew and Sam


Samuel Gray Dugmore Bishop

On the morning of 30 April 2009, I went into hospital for an elective caesarean – the baby was not growing particularly well, so it was decided that he/she would be better off out than in. All went well, and at 08:28 our little boy was born with Apgars of 9 and 10. He is smallish – with a birth weight of 2.7kg – but he’s a champion eater so we expect he’ll catch up soon.

Samuel means “God hears”, Gray is David’s second name (and a family name on his mom’s side) and Dugmore is my maiden name (for those who can’t remember that far back).

Matthew has taken it all rather well considering. He has mostly ignored Sam, though he did spend some time throwing him imaginary cheese to eat. He also says “Goodbye” and “See you later” to him very enthusiastically.

We are well aware that challenging times lie ahead, but feel very blessed to have two beautiful, healthy little boys.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Highland Nook

We recently spent a night with friends John and Al in Loteni. It was a lovely spot, and we're delighted with the beautiful photos they took.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hard at work

Matthew spent the day with granny and grandpa - it seems they had him hard at work...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Deafening silence

The sad truth behind the deafening silence on our blog lies in the fact that our camera has died – it had been ailing for a over a year and has finally thrown in the towel. It was about five years old, so I guess we can’t really complain… Since my posts are usually nothing more imaginative than a picture with little more than a caption, I have felt paralysed by the lack of photos to talk about.

But suffice to say that our boy remains an absolute delight. In fact, he’s becoming progressively more so(though I’d not have thought that possible a few months ago - each stage is better than the last...).

Of far more interest than what we get up to, however, are the goings on at Zithulele Hospital – a place we miss and try to stay connected with. The new Jabulani Rural Health Foundation site has just been launched, and I maintain their blog. Have a look:

PS My husband keeps nagging me to update “our” blog, which is what prompted me to write this. Why he doesn’t do it himself I don’t know…