I grew up in a small town in the Northern Cape of South Africa. This town was Koegas. It does not exist any more, because the asbestos mine that kept it going closed in 1978. So did the whole town.
I got married to Danie in 1985. We have four children. The twin boys Jaco and Pieter are now 16 and the girls Mandi and Franci are 13 and 11 years old. We lived in Cape Town, and this year, 2011, Danie’s work transfered him (and us) to Paris.
This blog is about our new adventure. I’m writing it maybe for friends and family in South Africa who want to see how we are doing. Or maybe for myself to look back in five years and think “is that how it was?” or maybe “was it that easy?” or “that hard?” Or maybe just to remember: “oh, I remember that day…” …and maybe have a good laugh.
So, you’re welcome to stay a while and I won’t be offended if you get bored and leave. But maybe on another day you will visit again…
see you soon
sien jou later
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I see many people find my blog after searching for Koegas mine. I was Cecily Manley and my dad was the school teacher. So, I would love to hear from you. : )