Friday, December 26, 2008


Well, that is that; another Christmas done and dusted!

We had a Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve as my kids were busy on Christmas day – we are not too phased about that. We had a fairly pleasant time and I got the new Pink CD. From Coralie.

Sean and Terri have left to go to visit his dad – they left at 1 am this morning.

They are pretty serious about one another – they want to move in together – they have even found a garden cottage nearby to us. Sean and Terri went out about 4 years ago. So it isn’t that they don’t know each other. I think it is a good idea for both of them. Terri’s mother thinks she is such an innocent – if only she knew!!

Anyway, I hope you all had a great time, I am happy to say it is all over and no more expectations!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

me again!

You know how it is, the less you blog, the less you feel you have to share – it is true as you all know.

Anyway – quick update on my life.

We are celebrating Xmas on Christmas Eve, a first for me – the kids are all busy on Xmas day, Sean is driving to see his dad on Xmas day, and Coralie and Henk are going to his sister on Xmas day.

Nicole is flying up to us on Xmas day – at 21h30 – a bikkie late!! Past my bed time!! But that will be fun as we always have a good time together.

I am still quilting away, yesterday I went to Mr Price Home and bought a trestle table – and it is now installed in the 2 spare room – it is a bit small – I may need another one. If you could have been there when I had help to load it in the car – hell it was funny!

I had already bought an air cooler – so the car’s boot was full. You see, I have a plastic crate in there as well that holds shopping bags and cooler bags for the shopping trips – so what with that and a box of quilted Christmas stockings..) So my new purchases had to go in the interior of the car. Ha!!! The seats were both rolled down supine, and then finally I could get the top in to the car, the trestles themselves were also on the back seat. I had two guys trying to get the whole shebang into the car, it was too funny! And at this end? – Sean just took it out – no effort at all!! Sean very kindly put together the trestles and I had my quilting stuff off the dining room table and upstairs in about ten trips – yes there is a lot of it.

(So, Mr Misery, when you say sarkily “So will this stuff be off the dining room table soon?” – done in less than twelve hours – and just don’t dare discuss how I spent some of MY money – snarl – yes, a bad moment in our home, an unusual thing. And it is unusual for himself to be concerned with how much money I spend, but lately…).

I will try to show you once again another photo of the bag I made, and it has already been sold – good for me!! Nope - failure!

My auntie Jean is hanging in there, she is taking limited visitors and is starting to speak, I haven't had an update for a while, so I imagine things are progressing well.

Chat soon, y'all!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oops – problem:

On Sunday is the craft fair, and I have a problem - I have just sold 5 bags – yay on one hand – money! And on the other – boo, now I have little stock!!

Panic, back on; gotta make bags!!!

P.S. My auntie Jean is hanging in there, apparently there is cause for cautious hope.

P.P.S. Courtney had her baby on the 10th, she says he is beautiful! I will post a picture when I get one.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sounds of Silence

I decided, as I am just so darn busy that to keep you all enthralled I should post pictures of my bits I am quilting; that could keep you busy with eye candy, instead of just being bored with ‘the sounds of silence’.

Last time I tried to post a picture it was a doggone failure, let’s try one more time! Yup, and again. I will try again soon.

Many, many thanks to Barbara for the gift I received in the post lately – I am absolutely in love with a lovely little fob, with a tiny frog on the end. Thank you Barbara, from the bottom of my heart.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Well, look who just popped in to say hi!

I know I am MIA, but how many times can I tell you about going to work Monday and Tuesday, home Wednesday and Thursday quilting like mad, and Friday having my sewing machine course, and using Friday as my shopping day?

Exactly – so although I am busy, busy, it is pretty humdrum.

I have a small pile of quilts growing – that is pretty satisfying – and I am waiting with baited breath for my imported stock and material to arrive. Heaven knows how anyone can manage to wait so long, I am informed that the parcels get to Johannesburg airport, and stay there for ages! That does not surprise me at all.

I am going on a course a little later today to create a quilted bag, it is already costing me R240 – so it is not a cheap nor quick and easy thing to do. Pictures will follow!!

Sean has sold his accident-damaged car – for more than we expected. That is good!!

Courtney has her baby on the 10th December – by caeser. So we can all be looking forward to that. I must phone her later today.

I miss all the internet interaction, but with me popping in to my email everyday, in and out, I am not very actively answering mails.

Please spare a though for my Aunt, she has had a bad accident whilst she was on holiday and has been in hospital for about 2 weeks in France, with bleeds in the brain, and now a blood clot near her heart. She is very dear to me and is my godmother too, so she is very special.

Keep well, everyone.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

she'll never be fat!!

Edited to add:

I spoke to the child's granny last night and she has been told that her son says that the baby in question is fed over the weekend, but casually. Which does not go with a previous statement that the poor child has a book and if you baby sit you have to write down at what time the child urinates, and what she eats at what time. Ludicrous parenting. I am not sure if what they state is true about the 'casual' food intake over the weekends, but time will tell. And yes, I agreee this is only going to cause more food issues in the child later on.


I heard a story the other day about a young couple- they are in their early 20’s, who have a baby, who is impossible. Apparently she is 8 months old and really keeps everyone on their toes. Her granny has worked out that the baby is on solids at the day care she goes to, but over the weekend is only given bottles to drink. What would you say or think about this situation? I am appalled at the fact that these young people do this and claim they do it because they do not want a fat baby.

my 5c's worth

I am pretty amazed at how most people are still coming to terms with Obama’s colour. To me it was never about his colour that inspired me, it was about his beliefs and his honesty that appeared to me. He is an honest young man who can make a difference.

I find it sad that the people whose blogs I am reading are saying that it is such a momentous moment in America’s history because he is black. Huh!! He is the best candidate.

I thought that McCain’s campaign was flawed that he continually had to tell us about how he was a POW, like we had a very short attention span, and that was the only reason to vote for him. Then of course, the next black mark was the anti-abortion idea; then the capper was Sarah Palin, who is a wacko. There are too many reasons to list here; you all know what they are.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

a win!!

Yay!! I won over at Barbara's blog!! I am so lucky!!

Sorry, trying to get off the computer, my computer virus attack - how ironic, I have had a virus too! - now has to go to the shop, it whas been at work for over a week whilst someone was 'trying' to fix it, but it did not pan out.

So, a no link, no detail post!

Sorry Barbara!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

What is worse on pizza, mushrooms, or green pepper? And try to order one that does not have either of them.

My girls both sent me a picture of themselves pregnant on my cell phone. Unfortunately I am not clever enough to send them on to my email, and therefore onto this blog so you can see them. Courtney has a neat tiny little tummy, the ‘classical’ boy tummy, just a little bump in front. Coralie is already showing at 13 weeks, and is utterly uncomfortable. She is, poor girl, going to carry like me – like a bus!!

Coralie has been so blessed as Mary has bought her a whole stack of maternity clothes. She said to me – ‘I am so much more comfortable now.’ I am not sure how much clothing she has, but is sounds like Mary bought enough so that Coralie will not have to buy anything else.

Sean started work at Babcock on Monday, he is pretty thrilled that they finish work earlier than Volvo, he says it is like leaving work mid afternoon.

My quilting is going great guns. When the guys are at work I am making up the machining parts, and then doing the hand stitching during the evenings. It is working out well, if a bit slowly. So far I have only finished 5 quilts 2 of which are quite small. This week will not be conducive to making many quilts as I am working it looks like 4 days this week. I am finding it a bit frustrating. It is a bit stop - start.

Ian’s 50th birthday is next year – he is planning a really expensive holiday away at a place called The Cavern in the Drakensberg. He is going to invite his parents, and his sister and Phillipa. BTW, we are to have a ‘superior suite’!!

Sean and I did go to see the car I mentioned in a previous post – it was no go-er as some mechanical work was needed.

USA – congrats on Obama as your new president. I am pleased he made it in!
PS, do you like my avatar photo?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

when you order waffle, don't get the cream, it is usually that nasty stuff out of a can!

Sorry, sorry, sorry, I have been so terribly busy and my computer is still in the ‘hospital’.

I have been exhausting myself quilting and working. That’s all.

When anything exciting happens I will let you all know.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stuff not to focus on today

Cecily asked what we are not wanting to focus on today:

Luke Watson has most probably Tourette’s syndrome, he has to be slightly insane. Anything to get his name in the newspapers or on the radio news. Saying you want to puke on the Springbok rugby shirt does not endear you to anyone, the idea is appalling.

Just because you are a receptionist is does not mean you can sit all day on the phone to your pals.

You and I are both contracting for this company, the fact you spent most of today chatting to the receptionist does not constitute work, and if I was you I would be embarrassed to bill for the time.

The fact I do not really have a job, and I am slightly (understatement) panicked about that.

How I will have to start quilting my little heart out if I am to get my supplies ready for the next Bunny Park ‘craft market’.

How I am nervous that said quilts will not appeal to the public and not sell.

Sean and I have decided that we will buy a little car and sell it on for profit – but we have to get the money together first to purchase said car. We can possibly make up to ten thousand rand on it – split half / half will be okay.

How although I have asked, I have not been given the detail for my medical aid – and I have to pay it.

Just general stuff I do not want to focus on.

This will be edited by the weekend to protect those who may be hurt….


See for a great giveaway idea!

Friday, October 24, 2008

stuff, and stuff

Yesterday I went to massage therapy for my back and went then straight into the Chiropractor. I was absolutely wiped out by it, I even had a snooze on the couch before going through to the Linksfield hospital to see a scan of Coralie’s baby – it was awesome. He or she was squirming around and really did some great movements. It was such a joy to see. At one point a little foot was up in the air and was quite obvious. He has a lovely little face and Coralie and Henk both now have a photo of their baby. No, we do not know the sex yet. Coralie is now 11 weeks and 3 days! He has been measured and checked out and is quite gorgeous!

I pick up my new sewing machine tomorrow; I had to phone them, (typical) to find out if it had arrived. I have bought some fabric to make some mini quilts to sell at a flea market; it is tomorrow, at the Bunny Park. So I have to go there to make contact and see how much it is to take a table. That will give me a month to get organised.

Sean’s car is a dream, he is very pleased with it. He bought us pizza for supper last night, and asked if I wanted to drive it, but it was dusk, I was a bit nervous, so said no.

Coralie has a Subaru, Henk went back to test drive another Subaru, and they are selling the MG trade in for half the price that they bought it from C+H, so they went back and bought it back! Don’t ask; I cannot see the sense in it. Henk has not a working car at the moment, his Opal he drove for about 20 kms then it broke down, I said he should have taken it back and dumped it at the dealer, but he has kept it. He will fix it up and sell it on. So his reasoning for buying the MG was that with them only having one car, Coralie was using that amount of money on petrol fetching and carrying him anyway.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

more waffle about my life

A very busy few moments in my life since I last typed an epistle.

In short.

Wednesday I met up with my ex’s cousin, Debby. Lots of laughter there.

On Saturday I was treated to my present of a Bernina sewing machine, it gets picked up this week – I am still so excited about that!

Sunday Mary came to visit and stayed the night. Hilarity ensued!

The kids were there, as they love Mary. Mary has told Coralie that she is to buy all the baby’s kit until he / she is 6 months old – Coralie and I were astounded! And we are so grateful.

Monday we went to Debby’s mom, Pat’s 70th birthday lunch – we had such fun. So there was Patti, Debby, Mandy, Mary and myself. Coralie and Henk joined us.

On the downside Henk was hijacked in a Volvo truck on Friday. The stupid truck had broken down, on a test drive, and ‘they’ wanted to steal it! How ridiculous!

Anyway after smacking him with a pistol and breaking his nose and him having to have stitches, Henk is once again back and forth to the hospital for scans etc.

Poor Henk, if anyone is to have stitches, it will be him.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

more waffle - no cream!

I have been so busy this week, I have been working except for Wednesday and I was so busy yesterday – my lists just get longer and longer.

Sean’s car has been written off, he has bought another one, and it may be delivered today. He is very happy and photos will follow, for this I am sure he will not give me the ‘Death Eater’ stare!

I have been very lucky in that Ian has said he will buy me a Bernina Sewing machine – the 92C – any comments before he purchases it for me – are you happy with your Bernina and is there anything you would change? E.g. model?

They will give me a trade in on my old machine if I buy from the more expensive range. But I think that would be naughty of me to expect Ian to pay ten thousand rand plus for a sewing machine!

I met up with my ex’s cousin yesterday – we had such a laugh discussing the past and what her perceptions were of the situations as she was a bit younger than I and had a different view of what was going on. Debby’s sons are really lovely – her youngest at 13 is adorable!! He is so affectionate to his mom; it is very cute.

We are to meet up on Monday again as my ex-SIL, Mary is coming through to visit. Mary is very excited about Coralie being pregnant.

I cannot get into my gmail account so I cannot thank you all personally for you kind words and comments over my Pumpkins. Thank you all I am really touched at your kind sentiments.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


You have no idea how difficult it has been to try and just get to the point where I can start to make a blog entry – just about impossible.

Anyway – here is the picture – I am more and more happy with it the more I see it!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Dreaded Pumpkins, now quilted and ready to be hung!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

happy dance - yay!

Yay!! I have finished my ‘Dreaded Pumpkins’!! at 13h27!!!

It is not perfect – in fact is probably the most imperfect cross stitches I have ever done – it was one of those – one stitch out here – and at the end worked out to be 3 stitches out – oh, dear. But as it is to be only used once a year at Halloween, I am not too upset!

I will be quilting it up today – and you can see it tomorrow!

I went shopping with Coralie yesterday after she left work – she has got too big for her clothes already (the same as I was when I got pregnant with her). She had to buy new bras and two pairs of trousers, and we saw some lovely tops, which she also bought. When she tried on the one pair of trousers she said she didn’t want to put back on her own pair – she must have been really uncomfortable.

The lady in the bra department asked how far she was, and when we answered about 2 months advised Coralie to buy two now, she will be back soon enough for another few pairs. If she has grown so much already, she will need more soon.

Coralie was so grateful that I went with her, it was so sweet!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I know; lost in action again!

I went to the Massage Therapist this morning – what a lovely massage, and my back really feels much better. I think I may go back again next week, Wednesday to really iron out the last few kinks. (Although I smell like a chip pan to me, and my hair – oily mess)!

I have so little to do on the ‘Dreaded Pumpkins’ that I may be finished today – yay – I will really be thrilled to finish up that – all that orange!! Then I will quilt it up to make the hanger for Halloween – this is over a year in the creation!!

I also popped into UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) this am, they had a system failure as I got to the counter – never mind; I have all the info of what I need to take with me, and now I know where they are situated.

I picked up my driver’s licence as well.

After that I went to the bookstore to see if they had the ‘Sign Language for Babies’. Apparently babies can learn sign language long before they can even try to speak, so the girls and I are interested in the book. I have ordered 3 copies!

Back to my stitching…….

Oops, I appear to have ANOTHER computer virus – sigh!! Avast is obviously feeling tired.

Monday, October 6, 2008

weekend news

A quick post – Coralie popped over yesterday and was talking about someone she knew who had had a brain enema – we all just stared at her. She then said ‘Oh, I mean a brain aneurysm’ – we did laugh! Some people lose their minds when they are pregnant.

Coralie brought around her baby names book and asked us to give her some of our favourtie names for babies. I think that is really thoughtful, even if she does not use them at least she is showing that she has an open mind.

I made a quick baby blanket for Coralie yesterday – cotton top and backed with fleece – that fleece shifts around – a bit more nightmarish than I ever expected! It looks great though.

My nephew in Aus has got engaged to Amber – congratulations to you both!

Friday, October 3, 2008


I went for the psychometric test today – I arrived at 9h30, the test started at ten, and went on until 15h00! I left at 15h45. We were not told how long they will take – and when we asked the HR manager she said about 4 hours – huh, she canna count!!

I am tired and pretty well ‘ finished’.

There was even Rorschach tests – I have never done those before (yes, yes, it looks like a male body part – don’t they all?)!!

I am mildly panicked that none of the things on my list have been done – fortunately Coralie and Henk have cancelled supper – Coralie is ill with morning sickness again. Poor kid!! I have a bunch of stuff to do tomorrow to catch up.

Anyway the tests showed what I thought already – I am brilliant and I have a lacking in communication skills. Plus I am handling some stress in my life really well; it is well hidden.

Gah, off to deal with my stress, which I cannot communicate!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ist October 2008

Happy Anniversary to my parents.

My parents were married on the 1st October 1960 – 48 years ago!

Congratulations to you both.

Have great day!

They have a fab wedding photo. A pity I do not have a copy of it to post.


Update, as I was at my car, ready to leave. Jan, my manager, approached me and said he was just about to open the pub. So a very pleasant 4 hours later, I left!

I have been for the interview. It was a bit odd as they advertised for a production planner / buyer, and the interview was for a buyer. The people were really sweet and as we were chatting, they admitted they had a possible position which they would have to still iron out the intricacies of. So I was even given a short tour of the area in which they need a person, and it looks pretty good. They still want me to go back on Friday to do a psychometric test, which is a good sign.

So, it looks favourable! And is closer to home by a few kms! It is actually 5kms further than Sean’s work.

30 degrees C here today!

(dad and mum, I haven't forgotten you, I scheduled a post for you, but it has not yet been published - look out for it - the time was a bit of a thumbsuck and I got it wrong)!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

me last day here officially

I am going to leave work just now as my last day is finished.

Not a tipple to be seen, I did say we must open the pub to say goodbye, but it doesn’t appear to be happening. All I want is acknowledgement for the five and a half years I have been here.

Stuff them too!

Jabu left, I didn’t even know he was going – so no farewell for him.

Sonja left – the same – she just walked out on her last day.

I will be back next week, Monday and Tuesday unless otherwise canceled.

Things are a total mess here – a stock take was not performed, I did not even know about it, and the superintendents were supposedly informed. Hmm, things are falling apart in a big way.

Monday, September 29, 2008

end of the Cape Town sagas!!

We went onto Cape of Good Hope which had a lot of kelp on the beach due to the huge storm last week. We saw Sponge Bob!!!

Sponge Bob!

(a clue to Nicole and my sense of humour – her: ‘Lots of kelp from the storm’
‘Kelp, klep, kleptomania – the need to collect kelp.’ Giggles – really silly stuff)!

Anyway from there we returned to the hotel for a few beers, then back to the mall, and had sushi for supper – now that was divine!! My fav? A California roll with mayonnaise and caviar. Oh, yeah!!

Pictures of the hotel garden follow and the ‘breakfast room’ plus pics of the canal – the walk to the mall – really picturesque!

I hope not too many of you have been bored with my adventures in the Cape! It was such a joy for me. Thanks of course to Nicole and Ian.

CapeTown Sunday - picture heavy

On our third and final day in Cape Town we took a drive around the coast. Nicole accompanied us and we went from our hotel to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Although it is not a long drive, the roads are narrow and slow going. We went firstly to Hout Bay. (Wood Bay). There were many strange and defunct ships in the harbour. Pictures follow – aren’t they odd?

Note my wind burn!! Very pink!!

The scenery though was fantastic as was the weather. At Simonstown we saw some whales basking in the bay – these are the first ever I have seen in the sea!. Then I spotted my own whale – you can see a ripple where he was floating around. (More or less in the centre to the left)

We then went onto Cape Point – see the vernicular train? The Cape is in a reserve, which is lovely change from the streets. I did not walk up to the lighthouse – I was so stiff from the walking on Saturday. I stayed at the viewpoint that was afforded at the vernicular off load area. Then we looked at the curio shop and had a cool drink.

Sorry I do not know how to turn this!

Picture of the one poster on the wall in the museum part: Nicole nearly choked when she saw it! (any doubts as to the meaning please search Wiki!)
Part two to follow – too many photos!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cape Town, day 2 - Airshow

This plane (Boeing 737-300) Ian worked on with the conversion to a cargo plane.

There's a plane, and some little ones - no I haven't the foggiest!

They go so fast you cannot take a decent photo!!

Our second day (Saturday the 20th September) in Cape Town was at the air show. The air show was about 4 kms from the hotel, so we ‘parked and walked’. We walked about 2 kms to the air show, then of course there was the air show itself to walk through. The air show was at Ysterplaat, and was (naturally) very long – the old runway, you see!

So of course we walked towards the main hangers that had mostly Russian missiles etc in them (yawn).

We encountered mud on the way – lots of mud. I stepped into a mud puddle – which I thought was mud, but it was mostly water, to have my shoes leak!! I had on ankle boots. We went back to the dry bit by walking down the road.

The aircraft were amazing – some ‘world firsts’ were shown, including two helicopters, an SA and a Russian one doing manoeuvres. My photos came out pretty badly.

Nicole met up with us, then met a friend. I walked the road back to the food stalls with Nicole, and on the way back hitched a ride with policemen.

We were there most of the day, and I realised I had got pretty wind burnt. Very pretty!! And let’s not mention how stiff I was from all the walking!

We had a few beers at the bar in the hotel, and then went to the mall to have supper. It was most delicious. Thanks to Nicole’s recommendation.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cape Town - Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

The next few days I am going to post pictures of Cape Town, in some sort of order! Look forward to a ‘trip’ around the Cape! This days pictures are from the V&A Waterfront - it was pretty, but it wasn't as 'special' as I thought it would be. We did land up in a great little pub with non South African Breweries beers - it was really cosy. This was on Friday 19 th October - the weather was a bit nippy - so the pub was the best idea.
(Sorry about the underlining, I cannot remove it).

This seal remined me of Patch - in a slump, having a sleep!

A Marimba Band, they were playing Glen Miller's In the Mood - it sounded really good!

Clock Tower

Victoria Wharf

Two cute little fishing boats

HMS Liverpool, in Cape Town - that amused me. I came from England, to Cape Town and land up with an English ship in Africa. It actually looks like it stays here permanently - a bit like me!

I am going for an interview on Wednesday 1st October.
Update on that will follow on Wednesday – keep holding your thumbs for me!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hello everyone!

We had a great time in Cape Town. And I saw whales for the first time! It was great spending time with Nicole. We stayed at a hotel directly next to the Canal Walk shopping mall – a brilliant location. The weather was a lot warmer than the weather service gave us – and on Monday I landed up buying myself a tee shirt as I was so warm. I will post some more photos later in the week, tomorrow possibly.

And since I have returned found Spyware on my computer at home – I have spent money and time trying to resolve this problem, and I am feeling that I am wasting my time!! Considering I have only used the 3g card for about one hour I am miffed!

Does anyone know how to permanently remove Antispyware2008 and System Antivirus 2008?

Quick update otherwise:

Family; well. Coralie has such bad morning sickness she admits to being very sorry for herself! Sean’s car was rear ended on Thursday last, he is not impressed! It looks like a write off to me, although is currently drivable.

Dog; well (missed us though)

My car; Sean had to change the brakes whilst we were away. That was unexpected.

Job front; nothing upcoming, it looks like I will be temping for a while.

Ian; fantastic!

I am afraid that I am totally disorientated since coming home. And I wish I was still on holiday! Yup, it was that good, even though the air show made me so stiff, it was so big and I must have walked at least ten kilometres. I have bad shin splints!! Maybe tomorrow I will be over the stiffness, yes it was that bad!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Nicole!

Today I leave for Cape Town, I am staying a long weekend there and flying back on Monday afternoon. Sean is dropping us at the airport on the way to work on Friday, and picking us up on Monday afternoon on his way home. Very handy!

It is Nicole’s Birthday today – Happy 23rd, my pal!! See you in a little while!

Tomorrow we are going to an air show – we have no idea where it is!

Sunday lunch in Hout Bay.

Monday, I don’t know!! Let’s see what happens!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fantasy Land...

I get a phone call “What are you doing?”

“Oh, just lying on the couch, watching TV, eating dry cereal.”
“Would you like to pop in for an interview?”
“Well, you will be disturbing my cereal eating. Oh, okay.”

And of course it is a perfect job with great perks and a fab salary. And very limited hours….
Dream on….

Monday, September 15, 2008

bit of an update!

My days off have been quite exciting this last week.

Thursday morning early I went to the MTN shop to get a 3g card. I really cannot send my CV by running up and down the road to the shopping centre. I had to wait a day for the process to be completed.

Friday Ian and I went shopping for another table lamp for the lounge and whilst we were out there was a Tata car display. Ian looked it over and declared it absolute rubbish. The first thing I saw was the front wing does not fit properly on the chassis. Not a good sign, Ian picked up rust on a brand new car!!

Anyway after the shopping we went past my favourite sign of the moment:

We went for lunch and got home too late. I forgot washing on the line (bath mats, and a baby quilt of Coralie’s that I washed for her). I forgot the dog’s food and my eye drops, not to mention some dreadful cream the Dr has prescribed to clear up the weird patch on my nose – yup in the same place.

Saturday I picked up my 3g card. So I am ‘connected’ Thank heavens, but I will not be too active as I have to stay in my limits!

I went to a Quilting Show in Alberton – it was fantastic, Glenda and I went together and we had a great time. After a total sensory overload we had to leave it was too much at one time to take in! I was so good and went to the shops and only bought two pieces of fabric, both a baby print to make baby quilts with – that will be quicker than cross stitching a large picture!

Sunday Coralie came to visit and we had a lovely time together. She is so excited about the baby – and funnily enough her face has that ‘pregnant’ look already. Henk looks like he is really excited too. Which is great!

Apparently Coralie’s dad phoned her and upset her enough to make her cry, as he does not approve of her having a baby. For heaven’s sake, she is 27, and it is her life – why dampen everyone else’s excitement with his useless (and unhelpful) opinion – please remember that he is the guy who currently has a 2 year old, and he is 49!! Um, who is making a mistake here? I told her to put the phone down on him. But she won’t!

Anyway Sean is of the opinion that his dad is too old to be a father and too young to be a grandfather. And the rest – meanie!!

(can anyone give me a tip on how to get the photos in the right place)?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

miss you, kiss you!

I have had to give back my 3 g connection. I am most sad about that and that means I will mostly out of contact with you all. I will pop into the internet cafĂ©, but that will be sporadic – I am sorry, but as you can imagine it will be less of a hassle money wise than actually getting hooked up with my own 3g card right now.

Man, I am going to miss everyone so much!

See you soon

A granny - me??

I am to be a granny!!

Coralie has let me know she is pregnant.

This is very exciting, a baby boom!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

oop, maybe over and out!

It looks like I will be giving back my internet connection tomorrow. Please hold thumbs this is not so!

There is a possibility that I can keep it, providing I keep on the right side of Stuart! (Picture Dustin Hoffann, a bit blonder)!

New baby - not yet cooked though!

Here is a picture of Ian's grandson, he is due in December. Too sweet!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mamma Mia!!

Well it is not all bad not working all the time. Yesterday I went to the movies and for the first time ever went on my own. The last movie I went to the cinema to see was ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ – so it has been a while!

I went to see Mamma Mia, firstly I love Abba music, but I don’t own any – does that put me in a different league? Secondly I love Meryl Streep, she is such a brilliant artist. And of course seeing the eye candy of Pierce Brosnan, does no harm at all.

The movie house was almost empty – me, in the front – 3 older people at the back and two others that came in afterwards.

I enjoyed the movie, and yes, I did sing a bit (I should have danced a bit)! If you see it, watch our during the ’Dancing Queen’ sequence – there is Benny Anderson playing the piano on a boat in the bay!

I did not know that the line up of actors was so fantastic; they were mostly famous faces. Christine Baranski (always fab), Julie Walters (always so funny).

If you want to see a musical comedy – this is the one to make to smile. I ended up having a conversation with the elderly threesome, who was in the cinema, and we all enjoyed it. The lady in particular said she had not been to the movies in ten years, and that she had had a really enjoyable time.

Whilst I was in the shops prior to going in to the movie I went into Clicks, it has just opened in the mall. I asked on of the personnel how long they had been opened, and they opened yesterday, so it was their first day open. So I said “Congratulations” and moved on. I bought a hand cream and a body exfoliator – both rather cheaply, and when I left I was presented wit a gift pack – lucky me! Picture of gift pack, it must be worth rather a lot!

BTW, I am using works 3G card to access the internet, so this may be a short-lived access.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

me life carries on

Hi everyone, I have had a pretty eventful few days, but I have done some stitching, so it hasn’t been all rush.

Yesterday I went to visit a company, which is affiliated to ours in a tenuous manner – oh, okay, the Ceo’s girlfriends business, who needs an admin person to help out for a while. I traveled 53 kms to her, it took one and a half hours. I finally get there, having had no coffee yet, and having had no breakfast to be told that I am not needed as she has employed G as her receptionist / admin person and that she has meetings all day and that she will not even be there.

I had a cup of coffee, a wee break and left. Needless to say infuriated.

I had emailed her last week and she had not read her mail. Sigh.

I got home at eleven o’clock and continued to do some washing and mopping and vacuuming, as you would!

I am working only two days a week at this company until the end of September. There after, who knows?

So, my communication with you all will be sporadic to say the least. – I am not too happy about that!
I will be suffering from discomgoogolation very soon, no doubt!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

my first post here!

Hello everyone, my first blog here at blogger, I have moved over from as I couldn’t keep on not blogging because I could not access my account. So, I have moved here and let’s hope you keep on visiting like you were over at iblog, I was getting some big visitor figures towards the end of my blogging life there.