Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Dinner with Rita

We had dinner at Gordon's Aunt Brenda as his sister Rita was here visiting from Barberton.  Amazingly enough it has been 4 years since we last saw her when she attended Gina's wedding.  It is incredible how quickly time passes!

We have all made a promise that it will NEVER take another 4 years for us to get together again.

Rita, Uncle Lawrence, Aunty Brenda & Caleb

Sam, Caleb and Brad - Gordon's cousin, his fiance and their beautiful little son

Rita and Gordon

Rita is an absolute darling and we had so much fun at this family dinner.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

S & L Team Building

Stewarts & Lloyds arranged a "Team Building" Ten-pin bowling afternoon at Extreme Bowling in Bramley. We arrived at 3 and played two games.  At half-time we had delicious pizza.  I think it was a good afternoon for their team.  I'm not the best bowler and got a foul!  I redeemed myself by getting a strike and not being the person with the lowest score either!

We really had a fun-filled afternoon!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Inspiration from The Brave Girls Club

Dear Creative Girl,

There are millions of ways to do just about everything and you have everything you need to do things in the way that is just the right way for YOU.

Sometimes we look around and see that we are not doing things the way others are doing them, or that we do not do things as "well" as others are doing them, or that the way everyone says is the "best" way to do things is not even appealing to us -- so we feel bad.

You are a unique and amazing individual. You have likes and dislikes mixed with strengths and skills and personality traits that are unlike anyone who has ever been born. How could anyone possibly tell you what is the very best way for YOU to do something? Let yourself do things, feel things and experience things in the way that is best for the very unique person that YOU are. And please stop feeling like you must apologize for being who you are.

You are just right.
You are soooooo very loved.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Human Rights...

"Nations will rise and fall, but equality remains the ideal. The universal aim is to achieve respect for the entire human race, not just for the dominant few."

- Carlos P. Romulo - 

Monday, 19 March 2012

Deanie's day in hospital

Friday 09 March 2012

 The patient and his princess

 Feeling sleepy and nervous

Philisiwe was so sweet and helpful

Crazy child!! 

The injury after a week

Today my precious boy had to have an operation to remove excess breast tissue that the Dr's were worried about.  With the fact that men too can develop breast cancer, it was highly recommended that he have the procedure as soon as possible.

Marisa and I spent the day with him and Pappa G joined us in the afternoon.

We are expecting results on 22 March when the stitches will be removed.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sister's dinner

On Wednesday night we had our monthly "Sister's Dinner".  As its my birthday month I got to choose the restaurant, which was Aldeia.  A Portuguese restaurant in our area.  The venue is beautifully decorated and the service is good but the food is nothing to rave about.' The best part of my meal was the dessert - Creme Caramel - absolutely divine!

We had a lovely evening but missed Wends who was home looking after her sick baby and not feeling 100% herself either.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

for the many wonderful blessings I have in my life.  This poem was in my sister Lynn's house, hopefully the words are all correct...

Praise the Lord for all the bright and happy things,
Springtime mornings,
Kites on strings,
Red balloons and playful pups,
Skies that shine with twinkling lights,
Love to warm our winter nights.