Pink Toortsie


The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square.



Not any piano!

#inthepink, inspired by nowathome.

Photo challenge:

The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square.

Pink piano? No! Blue! But see the lots of pink sparkling wine bottles underneath and on top and the pinkish picture frames and floor. It looks like lots of blue and pink fun, if I might say.

This piano is in a very nice restaurant in Hermanus.

And by the way, if you try some of the notes, it sounds perfect. Not a dummy piano this one!


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

Disclaimer: I am no ‘lens-artist’ at all. I take pictures with my cellphone, and the reason I do that is to capture memories. I also am not a regular participant of the photo challenge, but when I saw Abrie’s post, I decided to take part, for the fun of it. This week’s challenge is the brain child of PA Moed.

This week’s challenge is all about action.  Capture nature, people, objects, or animals on the move.  Capture action in the sky or on land, on the playing field or on a busy street.  It’s totally up to you.

The two pictures above were taken by Lize Venter Photography when we were capturing the pictures for my Banting recipe book, Toortsie’s Banting Bash.

Picture above: Same photographer, Lize Venter Photography. Grandmother having fun with her grandchildren. ❤

For many people this is as ‘static’ picture, but, no, it is not! While the cows are being quite static, big action is taking place behind them, because they are being milked.

Trying to be Mozart at the Music House in Vienna.

Loader lifting the Toortsie and her hubby to enjoy the view from the top.

Drumline practicing.

Having fun in the snow. Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland.

I do hope that you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for visiting.


Astonished? Or in Awe?

Although astonished is the word that I am going to use today, as a result of the daily prompt, I think the best word to use in this case, is ‘in awe’.

I am a Transformation Prayer Ministry (TPM) Facilitator. I am quite new and don’t see clients every day or every week, but I see some clients on a regular basis. Every time when a client is due for his/her appointment, I am a bit nervous. Then I have questions in my mind, like, would I be capable of doing it? Every time I go to the Lord and He calms my heart and assure me that it will be all right.

With every client I see, I am astonished, in awe about what God does in the lives of those people. It is amazing to see how God brings healing to a person, and what is really wonderful, is that God brings the healing differently for every person. He knows us so well and He knows which way would be best to bring truth to each of us.

Every time, after a TPM session, I want to rejoice, because I could have the privilege to see the real transformation that happens in the heart of that person.

God shows the person that felt neglected for her whole life, that she has purpose. The man who had anger in his heart towards a person, became free after many years of carrying the heavy load of unforgiveness and walked away with so much energy, not having to carry this load any more. The lady that always felt the odd one out in her family, learned from God that she is loved so much. The Toortsie that felt for 50 years that she was not good enough, learned that she is good enough, that God wants her the way she is.

Each time God has a new surprise. Each time I am astonished. In awe, because our God is an Awesome God. He really is!

I want to encourage you to take your pain, the pain that you carry for all your life, the pain that you hide, the pain that drags you down, have the courage and make work of it. Confront it. Look it in the eye. Yes, it really is painful, but the relief is so much better.

Best wishes


Toortsie by Finesse: Stel jou voor!

Toortsie se Facebook Page

Toortsie se Bantingresepteboeke Facebook page

TPM Transformasie Gebedsbediening Bredasdorp en Riversdal Facebook Page

Toortsie’s English Blog Posts

Kruinsig Plaasakkommodasie, Riversdal

Toortsie by Finesse voelgoed tydskrif

Radio Tygerberg resensie

Typically Toortsie

With today’s Daily Prompt in mind, I thought to write about the subject: Typical Toortsie. Which things are typical of Toortsie?

Google’s description of typical, is as follows: ‘showing the characteristics expected of or popularly associated with a particular person or thing’

So, what is typical of Toortsie? What happens when she wakes up in the morning?

She always wants to stay a bit longer in bed and would think of many things she can do while still lying in bed.

Toortsie immediately takes her cell phone and look at her blog to see if someone commented on something, or replied to a comment she made on some other blog. Then she watches Facebook for some things there that need her attention and comment on a few posts. She checks her emails and then she checks her WordPress reader for interesting new blog posts. Toortsie loves her blog, she absolutely loves her blogging friends and she loves reading other people’s blogs about a variety of subjects.

She then thinks about what she can eat, remember, she loves eating! Many mornings, she will fetch a bowl of double cream yogurt and berries and jump back into the bed!

Then her day gets busy with 102 different things, just like a butterfly, busy with more than 100 flowers a day. At the end of the day, she may be frustrated that she was busy all day and can show nothing that was completed!

Typically Toortsie!


Toortsie’s English Blog Posts

Toortsie by Finesse: Het jy ‘n stilwordplekkie?

Toortsie se Facebook Page

Toortsie se Bantingresepteboeke Facebook page

Kruinsig Plaasakkommodasie, Riversdal

Toortsie by Finesse voelgoed tydskrif

Transformation Prayer Ministry: Bredasdorp en Riversdal