Protea Hotel Midrand
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Last night we went to dinner at the home of Philipus (Flip) and Ilze Roos up in Pretoria. They have been with UCG about 6 years, originally finding the truth in Australia where he was working. He works for a mining company in South Africa.
Michelle and I had met them and their eight year old daughter Leonie, when we spoke on Atonement 2 years ago, and again on the Feast of Trumpets this year, where Flip gave the sermonette ahead of my sermon. Jason and ...
... on the front lawn of the restaurant, shaded by overhead umbrellas. I had a glass of red wine with the smoked salmon salad I had ordered. As I looked around I noticed how many waiters were serving, or standing and waiting to serve, a relatively few amount of tables; the entire wait staff was black, the manager was white, and the vast majority of the patrons were white couples and families. I also ...
... in my mother tongue and that a combination of the English, Dutch and Germans immigrants could unleash so much agony onto the African people who had lived in these lands for tens of thousands of years. One of the reasons I migrated to Australia was that I refused to go consider South Africa (as advised by my parents) because I had family which lived here and who had absolutely no problem ...
... with the lurching and bumping until it's over. Those at risk might want to make sure they bring plenty of aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve, or other analgesic of choice.
Temperatures are obviously going to vary with season, and I have experience only with a September time-frame, but other comments about the climate suggest a general pattern of cool when the sun is down and hot in midday. With sunrise at about 6:00, the first couple of hours of the day for ...
... br> I was greeted by a smile to match the massive hug I received from my uncle Russell (brother to my mom) who with his wife Terri, kindly agreed to put me up for the duration of my week's stay in Joburg. It was a little weird being thrown back into the craziness of big city life after the past few days in the mountains but good to be around family in a fairly familiar environment. My uncle and his wife had just sold their house and were in the process of selling bits and bobs ...