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Married to Nick for 13 years, with 2 children; Sabrina - 12 and Dominic - 11. I am a girlfriend through and through in that I love girly things and anything that celebrates the essence of being a woman. I love vintage, shabby chic, the country and try my best to do my bit for the environment. SO yes...we have 3 bins in our house and try our best to recycle! I believe that with everything in life, the closer we stick to nature, the better off we'll be. I would love to have a balance in life, but have learnt that balance is not always possible, so strive for significance instead, in the hopes that that will be just as meaningful, and the rest will hopefully follow.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Busy as a Bee!

Wow, we really had a busy weekend this last one. Friday night was kids hockey at the Kearsney Hockey Academy, and our kids absolutely loved every minute of it. Parents mingle close to the open fires (sherry and boerie rolls on tap) or bring a picnic basket with your own goodies. But I found it so amazing so see children of different ages, ranging from 4 - 19 on the same astroturf together, enjoying themselves and in some cases the older ones assisting the younger ones, when coaches were away. So true what they say...keep kids in sport and out of mischief!...

Saturday morning was the Shongweni farmers market, and for those who haven't been there in a while I must warn, has simply EXPLODED with people, and yet in my opinion, it still has a wonderful country feel, where you can chill under the marquee, stroll the stalls for fresh produce and let your kids pat the dogs! It felt like time stood still for that period that we just sat idly chatting to friends and sipping divine cappuccinos. By Saturday afternoon it was 34 degrees here! ....it was HOT!...but the boks however were NOT! Trace spent half the game clicking away with her zoom lens....zoomed in on the "players butt's" I think she said?....what she also said is that it was for And's and Linnie?? ...who just can't resist a good pair of legs and a firm butt!...LOL!...so whilst I sat and watched the game, I heard clapping....and CLICKING!...and a fair amount of booing too!
Sunday was spent with our friends Andrew and Tracy in the midlands, and it was just the most glorious day. The sun was out, the sky was blue, and where flowers didn't grow of their own accord, pansies and little violets have been planted with rows and rows of lavender...sigh. We saw the most amazing thing whilst travelling towards one of our stops. A cow standing right up against the fence was calving??...(not sure of the terminology). We pulled our cars over and (in true Kruger Park Style) watched in awe, and silence, me having run across the road and plant myself on the verge with my camera, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. Her calf was presenting head and feet at the same time, which meant she needed assistance, so unfortunately we couldn't stay and watch the calf being born to the end, but nevertheless, what an experience it was - the children were mesmerized!!! So all in all a very country weekend friends...just like we like them!

Charmed Life point 4: PLAY YOUR FREE SQUARE - In the game of Bingo, every player starts with a bonus: the free square in the middle. We have "free squares" in our lives too: talents, abilities, and inexplicable aptitudes that make certain things almost effortless. Because we didn't work hard to get it, the same way a player doesn't have to perform to get a free square on the bingo card, we undervalue what may be our most serviceable attribute.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm I have heard so much about the Farmers market - I really must get there and see for myself.

    What a wonderful experience to what a calf being borne!

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