I never got around to wishing you a Merry Christmas (so Merry Christmas!) because life has been very busy since we closed. It is been filled with family and friends and what a blessing that is! I am so grateful for the past year and the many life lessons I have learned. Some easier than […]
“Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.” Elizabeth Gilbert
Recently, we were blessed to spend a weekend away at the The Southern Beach House situated in the Agulhas National Park. What a glorious weekend away. We got there quite late on Friday night but in a way it was kind of fun because we were able to see the Second Oldest lighthouse in South […]
Simple Maths: Pure love can never be halved only doubled. If it feels negative, multiply your efforts and if needed change the equation
We planned to drive to Johannesburg. When I told everyone, they were like… “Why?”, “Why don’t you fly?” and every now and then an “Are you crazy?!”. I really wanted to drive and we had never done it as a family. My husband and I did it few times as newly weds but we had […]
“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare
Denise van der Merwe
Welcome to Family Treasures! My name is Denise and this site is all about the joys we share as a family, including all those experiences we have with friends who are like family. The ups and the downs, getting creative and feeding our souls, travelling and exploring, dancing in the rain and taking time to remember what matters most. Please join me on my journey as I gather some family treasures and share them with you!