So we sent out the invite anyway.....(with all the lingo and funnies included - nee rerig). Can you believe it, some people actually thought it was a joke, OR SPAM!!!!! But jislaaik man, let me tell you, it was those very same people who "sokkied" the most, at one of the best parties we have had in ages. My DH had calls for days after, from people asking us to do one again....no really - kan jy dit glo??
In the end, our bokjol developed into a mixture of everything that was proudly South African - the food, the music, and the dresscode (eek - ok maybe not so proudly). But let's face it - one of the jewels of this country is the people in it (yes obviously I mean to exclude those who nearly ride you off the road, or greet you with "Hi Jack"!), but living here, I really do find comfort in my belief that at least 90% of the time our crimes are as a result of no education and extreme poverty (yes ok...OBVIOUSLY I mean to exclude JZ and SHABIR!!). But I digress...South African's for the most part are such good sports. We love laughing at ourselves, ...well at anything really - we're a warm and FESTIVE bunch, who have hundreds of quirky sayings and slangs - mainly brought about by the fact that we're a nation with such diversity and richness of culture to draw from. I love our unique lingo and South Africanism's - and we sure dined out on that at our bokjol. I also have newfound respect for Afrikaans music - never mind the TOP 40, you had to fight for a spot on the dance floor when we played "Loslappie", "Tannie met die rooi rokkie", "MEISIE MEISIE", and my ultimate TREFFER....."O, die donkie is a wonderlikke ding!!" And as the saying goes, when in Rome....well what would the party have been without Mandoza and Johnny Clegg???
So for the record, I've decided to go public with some of the pics - so they can be enjoyed by friends and family right here, in the privacy and safety of my blog, as opposed to ON FACEBOOK - BLUSH!! ....especially since no names and faces have been changed to protect the innocent...sorry guys!
Pete Guthrie - lead singer of the SPOONFEEDAS, doing his thing - I'm surprised he could focus on the lyrics, with my DH's wig in the crowd!! LOL!
Sigh...what is it with songs like Mandoza and IMPI!!!???????
The poppies.....my GF's - Thembi (Trac') and Lindiwe (Lindy)...with such "mooi hare"