My Birthday Wish To Help The Helpless Continued..

Even with a bittersweet birthday – celebrations must continue until 31st May. We are up to R 1300

As you know my wish is to help @arkanimalcentre who have closed but still have 30 dogs to look after and Woodrock Animal Rescue who desperately need help.

I chose animals as they are so defenceless and innocent. They live a short life but they teach us so much, about love even unrequited. They make my heart and soul smile.

The campaign raiser I used takes high fees and doesn’t always work – so we are going organically.
Remember you will be updated constantly on just what doggy heart you bring a smile too.
And so

All funds and anything donated will go to Elena of Palm Gardens Vet, who will then distribute by still helping with the 30 doggies at Ark Animal and @WoodrockAnimal Rescue.

You can donate to
Birthday Wish
Bank: Capitec
Account Number: 1672038799
Branch Code:
470 010
Swift Code:

Or PayPal via

Those of you who know me well and not so well, most likely know that this little heart belongs to helping animals – especially dogs.

I basically live in a kennel with our 6 dogs well owners.

Anyway, I do love a pressie (perfume 😳) but Covid has taught me alot. Things do not matter they do not make your heart smile.

But helping others less fortunate brings an overwhelming feeling of pure joy.

I was devastated to hear that Ark Animal Centre had closed.

A place I have always yearned to help.

On visits there, tears running down my face, I was always amazed at how the owner and staff treated their rescues, as part of their own family.

Love given so freely. Cuddles always. And anything to help an abandoned animal survive.

Even the best vet, Palm Gardens, in Fourways, Jozi (mainly the owners, Elena Flaschner
& Philippe Flaschner) treated their animals for free as they knew just how wonderful this shelter was.

Ark Animal still has 30 dogs so they still need assistance.

But showing you all how truly wonderful this shelter was,they are supporting and asking people to help @WoodrockAnimalRescue.

Special people don’t come along often enough but we find them once in awhile just like the owner of Ark Animal.

The Woodrock Animal Rescue is another shelter where the owner and staff are so absolutely dedicated to their precious rescues.

Love is also shown at all times. In fact they are on par with Ark Animal – how wonderful.

And so my birthday wish is not for things. It is for raising funds for the helpless. Things do not make your heart smile, but helping the helpless will fill you with a joy and warmth. Your soul will smile. You will be filled with joy.

I do know in these difficult times money is short for all.
Don’t let that stop you …
Donations need not be money but perhaps food, toys, blankets as we approach winter or perhaps a visit to give love and cuddles – please tag me if you visit.

If you can help in any way. Thank you for being such a special person.

Thank you from the depths of my very heart, I hope I can help your soul smile by doing this.

Love infinity



Palm Gardens Vet

Firsts … & Emotions

My first… love

First kiss 💋… awkward
First pimple … disaster
First day of work … exciting
First love …. etched
First heartache … feels endlessly sad
First car … I’m an adult 😊
First home … thrilling

😢😢😢😢 First birthday on Sunday without my pops … devastating & scary

I Miss You…

3 weeks ago to the day you left for your eternal home.
Never before have I seen sunsets like these.
I know it’s you daddy.

We all love/d nature so you are showing us a hint of the magnificence you are seeing as well as saying

“Hey girls just as surely as the sun rises and sets, I’m here guiding your way and looking after you.always as I always did”

As reality sinks in and we know we will never see you on this earth again, it’s tough,pops.

It gets harder everyday and as everyone says this is our ‘new normal’ – for our family it’s not normal, so closely woven by invisible threads, we saw each other everyday – for us it’s a ‘heart wrenching new normal.’

Dad, you taught us to be strong and we are and will be.
I miss you infinity ♾ and a day plus so much more.

My Daddy, my first love, my strength, mentor, hero and now guardian angel in Heaven.

I love you and count the seconds until I see you again for eternity, 🤍🤍🤍🤍Becky

Daddy, Rest In The Father’s Arms Now: Forever our hero. We salute you

This evening from our folks room the sunset was the most amazing we have ever seen it.

It was a sign from our grand pops/husband/dad, our legend, our in case of emergency.

He knew he had to show us that he was happy and smiling.

Heaven truly put on a majestic display to welcome a new angel, our now guardian angel.

The shock slowly wears off at times and we are left shattered with very sore hearts.

Paul Campbell Robertson Bayvel, ‘Doll’ to mom, Daddy to us, Pops to his grandkids, papa bear to his nearest and springbok rugby legend to others.

We bid you farewell. We miss you with everything. Our hearts are shattered.

We love you infinity and a day.

Rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Forever our hero. We salute you

Another Cancer Rodeo For Our Family, This Time With Our Dad, Paul Bayvel. Believing In A Miracle At The Significant Time Of Easter – On That Old Rugged Cross.

Tears stream, written in most part by the third heart in my life, my oldest sister Bronwyn Darné

@365wholesomedays 🙏🏼➕ this is possibly the first Easter we won’t spend with our dad. This part beautifully penned by @bronni_bee ”It has been a particularly hard day this year. Our family is apart because of the lockdown, and our dad, our pops, the king of our tribe, is in hospital and we are not able to visit. He was diagnosed earlier this year with stage 4 lung cancer (having spread to his spine). The prognosis is not good But we are standing on the Word and praying for a miracle. The significance of this day has overwhelmed me but simultaneously given me peace. For when we meet the deepest of our broken moments we know we are redeemed, and we will have peace and tender mercy.”

Bronni I love you. Every word is so true. What a time for a miracle at that ’old rugged cross’ – one of our pops favourite songs.

Jesus died for this reason so that all illness is gone, all pain and suffering He took.

Believing in His love and mercy for this miracle at this profound time; Easter is not lost on us.

We know our God is a Good Good Father one of miracles and wander. Even with our hearts laying broken on the floor.
Prayers and Faith are still holding us up, enabling us to be strong enough to believe in that promise made at Calvary 2020 years ago.

And of course to put back together the pieces of these shattered hearts so we can be warriors, fighting for a man we absolutely adore. Blessed more than words that we are so close a strong, Faith filled family able to fight the fight even after Debs 32 year battle.

Heavenly Daddy hold our father in your arms as he is alone, let him know you more and more.

Fill our hearts with your love & peace. Especially mom as he is her forever love.

Old things have ceased, at the cross, at the cross… that old rugged Cross.

Love Always


Something I To Am Guilty Of; Thinking Of Those Who Have Lost Their Lives, Those Who Have Love Lost One’s. To This Terrible Virus. MTDRIP

a sad society. i am a part of, & just as guilty.

we are so focused on the new both fake & real all day
we post & focus on comlaining about the lockdown & boredom all the time.

we focus on ourselves workouts & cleanouts & our staying safe.
we really focus only on ourselves… still.

how will we ever learn that this selfishness & loss of empathy has caused this world to become a place of war, fighting, sickness and despair.

I can count on one hand the number of posts, tweets etc that are for the victims & their loved ones.

please may we learn the lesson – love one another, care more for others than yourself.

treat our home, planet earth, with the utmost love & respect.

maybe then we can heal this planet.

Love always & a day


A Dedication To An Angel On This Earth During Stressful Times. A Dedication To The Lady I Am Lucky Enough To Call My Momma

Momma & Me

Mom you are the epitome of an angel walking on earth.

You possess every single good and wonderful trait a mom, wife, sister, friend and daughter could possibly have.

You are, my momma, without a doubt the most selfless, caring, kind, loving & wonderful creation ever.

Your softness is pure and true and at 69 I’ve never known you to be anything but a gentle beauty, a loving momma, a radiant soul.

You have the external beauty and grace of a queen – without any surgical help – you literally stop people in their tracks as they are awed.

But it’s that inner beauty, that perfect person you are, that radiates and outshines even the external.

You simply glow with the loving light of our Daddy above.

Momma during this most trying time, our second rodeo, you have been the most incredible wife, whilst still being an amazing mom and friend.

My Momsy I hope one day I can be just an nth of the person you are (as we all got the Bayvel stubborn and temper how you cope I don’t know : ) ) it is my goal.

My mom, my muse, my best friend, my guardian angel. I love you!

I love you for eternity and a day. A little longer and so very much more.