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Yesterday was another public holiday for the national election. We've seen hoards of campaigners everywhere that we've been in the last month. Mostly for the ANC party.
As we can't vote (although everyone has assumed that we would be) we decided to go into hospital anyway. As there were only 2 patients and 1 very relaxed doctor, we very quickly decided to go and do something else. Turns out people feel the need to come ...
... in Wagensdrift Moor Park, 15 mins from where we're staying. We had a picnic next to the lake and just relaxed and wandered around. I made the sad discovery that now even swings make me feel motion sick! Doesn't bode well for Madagascan transport. We finished the week off with fantastic 300g rump steaks from Estcourt butchers.and continuing our evening Harry Potter marathon (living dangerously since finishing finals).
... to Scottburgh in the morning were dampened by the storms from the night before with the Pharmacy being flooded! All the electrics were out, the floor was soaked and some of the stock was damaged too. After spending a few hours mopping up water we were sent off to the movies with Greg and Beth in Pietermaritzburg where we watched Captain Philips a very intense and eyeopening film. We then headed down to the coast to Scottburgh just in time for a good drink and ...
... dam. At dawn i got up to see giraffe and game roamed about. Eagles flapped their huge wings and not a sole was in sight. It was tranquil and very was beautiful.
The sun is coming low and with it the evil mosquitoes with stripy legs come out to feast. Time for a fortifying gin and tonic sundowner. Ok, Monday morning: Let battle commence.
Rob Spackman Ballito 30th September, ...
32 hour journey to Durban.....Christmas week - hectic with shopping and nail appointments and girlie spa evenings etc. and then 12 for a Christmas BBQ
Up to Woodridge - the wedding venue - Hen night (14 of us)- very successful with my silly games and good food and company....now know why it got its name....on returning from the loo sounded like the clucking of hens (and most people only knew 1 or 2 ...
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