Tuesday, April 8, 2014

South Africa part 3

I’ve been off work sick. Nothing serious, actually, the dr. doesn’t know what is wrong, he told me to go on holiday.

Well, since I just went on a mini-break to South Africa (SA) I can’t really afford to go on holiday, so it is back to work for me.

And back to blogging. I really find it hard to blog when I’m at home. Too many other things distracting me. Not to mention these amazing books I’m reading at the moment. But I’ll tell you about those later.

Now, let me get back to telling you about my trip to SA.

The people.

If there is one thing that I miss about living in South Africa it is being able to just hang out with friends and family. Being around for both the big and the little things that happen in their lives.

The last time I was in SA was nearly 5 years ago so you can imagine how much the kids have changed since I last saw them.  My brother’s youngest Jae was about 8 months old.  So he really had no idea who I was. I mean, he has seen me on skype but it is not quite the same.

Same for Jude, he was a tiny baby when I last saw him and he is a bit on the shy side so he doesn’t talk to us much on skype.

My friends Char & Robin adopted a baby after we left SA so I was thrilled to finally meet the apple of their eye Jesse.  And she is the sweetest thing!

I met my cousin’s husband and baby girl. I had a look in on the sleeping form of one of my other cousin’s babies.

Honestly, I spent most of my time just hanging out with people I love. It was bliss.

Some times we even forgot to take photos of us together. But if you are interested here is a bit of a photo overload of some of my favorite people in SA:

Jae, 'aunty' Jo and Brand - at their favorite restaurant Spur

'old' friends - Joey, Jo & Charmaine

My other boys: Jude & Joshua

the very sweet Jesse-Lee


a little shy

The South African cousins ... yip, they are all boys

My cousin Lé-Ana, her husband and their little doll Zané

Rich & Marié (who made it home from the hospital (on call) to have a piece of cake for her birthday)


  1. Looks like you had a fabulous time! I can't imagine living so far away from my friends & family. I'm so glad you were able to soak up your time with them. :)

  2. Love all the pics - what an awesome trip. Hope you're feeling better in no time ! <3

  3. You are seriously just the cutest. And, SO photogenic! I look like a Muppet in most of my pictures.

  4. Sounds like you got to be surrounded by a lot of amazing people.

  5. Aw what an adorable bunch! Looks like you got some great quality time with your loved ones. And speaking of love, you hair is amazing!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Looks like fun. And that cake looks awesome.

  7. I enjoyed seeing all the photos. You and your family are all so pretty!!!
    I'm happy for you that you were able to see them and visit home after such a long time.

  8. The little boy with the cake! I get that excited about cake, too! :)

    I know exactly how you feel getting to spend time with family and friends you rarely ever see. I'm so glad you had the chance to go! Are you feeling any better yet?

  9. I've been MIA - I know. I will email you. Looks like you had a blast. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope it passes soon!

  10. You truly look like you had an amazing time!! Hoping your feeling like yourself again soon!