Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sat 25 September 2010

Its amazing that Sept is nearly over, for me anyway.

DH is on an Emmaus Walk with our church, he left on Thursday afternoon, minus his trusty mobile phone & watch (both of which I am in charge of) not sure how he is going to cope without either. Just hope he is enjoying it.

Friday was a public holiday & I scrapped all day with friends, while their hubbies went to cricket, it was a win win all round. We had such fun & I am reminded how social scrapping is for me anyway.

I was on duty for the laundries this weekend & had the A team working - its just such a pleasure & things went smoothly. I also manged to bake biscuits (lots & lots) for our church Kairos mission. DS & friend came to visit just at the right time (i swear he smells the baking !!) and they had to test , you can imagine I am a couple of dozen short !!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Working this morning

Yip I am at school to help out, I love the staff & children but being in the office by 7am noooo am so over that. I used to start at 6.30am ..... yip & loved it.
Now I go into my "home" office at 7.30 or 8am depending on my work load & enjoy it.

Tomorrow is Thursday which means scrapping morning & I have to bring tea ? what to do - muffins or cupcakes ?

So grateful lately about being "me" and all my family, home & life right now & the fact that I am able to deal with most of my situations with God's help & come through them stronger.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Life never stands still...

Life never stands still..... DS & girlfriend drove down from Joburg arriving at midnight (oh to be that young again LOL) up at 5am to go fishing, we went to a church breakfast at 7am and then off to shop. Our fridge was empty & the crust of bread mouldy so it was time to stock up.

Then it was a Haven meeting followed by a normal Mothwa meeting.

Tonight its a 21st !!!

Whew lets hope we can sleep in tomorrow at least & that the fishermen creep out at 5am no noise - well we can hope.

The best news is my boss (who loves me LOL) has agreed that Thursday mornings can be my scrapping morning at my local scrap book shop - Ta Da. I will be joined by 3 other friends so am looking forward to it.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sabi Sabi leopards

White rhino they are so prehistoric.
This was one of two cubs & the mother

Time to go !

Tourist Africa v Real Africa

Back home & pondering....... why tourists pay relatively small amounts for the dollar/pound/euro is so strong & think they have seen Africa ! No I am not anti tourists I think they are so valuable to us in South Africa but do they think the Africa experience is real life ?
Sabi Sabi is truly wonderful & fantastic but real life hmmm not sure about that. You go on "safari" at 6am after being woken by "your ranger/guide" and you are served hot coffee, tea & muffins on the deck watching a superbly placed waterhole. As you get into your trusted (open)landrover, there are blankets & hotwater bottles, the tracker sits upfront & your guide takes you to see the absolutely wonderful animals. The lion's moving to water, no problem you just follow off road - the experience is mind boggling. Elephants, leopard,buffalo,kudu,lion, etc etc to name a few, birds too many to recall. Then its a pit stop where you have hot coffee,tea or juice & back to your adventure. Back in camp (think 5 star all the way) you have a breakfast fit for a king or queen. Then its a walk with your ranger & a midmorning sleep to tide you over for lunch - a sumptious buffet (including crocodile, impala etc). Sleep for an hour then its high tea on the deck & off on safari at 4pm to enjoy the African sunset & sundowners in the bush. Back at 7.30pm for dinner & drinks.
Your suite is fantastic, inside & outside shower, bathroom (as big as my bedroom!!) the decor is stunning & its mind boggling.
Its just luxury through & through & while I REALLY loved it I was so aware of this was "not real life" maybe I am just too aware that life isn't like this. We were the only South Africans & the people in our group were New Zealanders & Aussies - the tri nations !! They were fantastic and then we had the Americans who were very funny but so unaware of real life ( no I am not anti Americans I enjoy their company.)
Anyone who lives overseas really must try it if you are heading our way its outstanding( our trip was a gift from my eldest son) & when I get the next offer I will grab it with both hands.

So to Mark, thank you boy for an experience of a lifetime it was just awesome.