Friday, January 28, 2011

FaceBook Friday

~ Washing that grey away...... Sorry Bron.... I feel like a traitor!!! Just had to get it done today.
~ braaing with fam..... sipping on a spritzer..... music turned up = fun.
~ .... kiss me beneath the milky twilight........feeling 'morantic'. (Miss Tanzi's word for romantic.)
~ Love is an ACT ....not words
~ anyone know of an Afrikaans teacher ...... in Hillcrest?
~ ‎3 hours of grade 10-11 Science ..... brain is fried!
~ Perfumes and shoes are my downfalls!! What are yours?
~ Hubby home tonight!!
~ Just received Jamie's grade 10-11 Afrikaans syllabus.... nearly died of shock at the level...... then I noticed It was Afrikaans for 1st Language students!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Overseas Holiday

On the 27Th Dec 2010 I got on an aeroplane for the first time in 11 years. ~shocking I know~
Our family flew out of Durban's Oliver Thambo Airport with Emirates Airlines.

(Above: Look who was my wing man.)
What a pleasant experience though .... why had I been so nervous? Okay so I did take a tranquilizer before we boarded and was very happy when the Air Hostess offered me a drink on board. " Yes, red wine please." Eight hours later we landed in Dubai.
Tired but excited we were half way to England.
(Above: The A380 in the background ... I was so happy to see 4 engines on the plane. What a smooth ride!)
Two hours later we departed for London.

(Above: CoolDude 'controlling' Miss Tanzi as we boarded.)
SO...... after 20 hours of travelling we eventually landed at Heathrow .... exhausted!
BUT..... ready to explore London!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Miss Tanzi is a tonic!

My Tanzi had me in stitches....
We were in The Louvre Art Museum in Paris and she needed the toilet. We hurried to the closest loo. I was desperate to continue my meander through 'heaven' so I asked her.... " Are you done?" She replied whilst 'doing her business', "Mom.... you can't hurry 'art'!" (bwah ha ha)

As we continued through the classical sculpture section of The Louvre she remarked, "I have seen SO many 'tentacles'(te$ticle$)!

Friday, January 21, 2011

FaceBook Friday

~ Planning the school year...... getting excited.'World Cultures' for Tanna and 'World History-Ancient Empires' for Codey.
~ last day of hols...... went too quickly!
~ boys up and doing gym..... school doors open at 8... all excited!

Friday, January 14, 2011

FaceBook Friday!

~ It's been BUSY! Yesterday we drove(early) from Bath to London(2 hr) so that we could catch the Eurostar train at 12:30. We arrived in Paris at 3:00. The French are something else.... perhaps because they lump everyone together who speaks english as 'being English!' I'm missing Bath. We went to EuroDisney today. It was amazing. We're exhausted!
~ We all walked at least 10kms today ..... went to Eiffel Tower..... walked.... went to The Louvre Museum for the first time .... walked down the BEAUTIFUL Champs- Elysees. It looks beautiful in winter, so in summer it must be mind blowing!.... walked..... and then to end our very cultured day we headed off to Macdonalds.
~ Last day in Paris..... The French are something else..... Certainly wouldn't like to live here!
~ We've got along wait at the airport.... Flights only at 9 tonight..... 6 hours of waiting.
~ In Dubai..... Superb!
~ What a pleasant experience being in Dubai after spending 4 days in France. Paris Is pretty ..... But Dubai is clean, it's people are super friendly, everything runs smoothly and things are done with excellence.
~ Surreal Dubai..... never thought I would love it THIS much.
~ Last day in Dubai and I have been in bed for most of it! Have horrid sinus infection. Just wanted MY bed today. Well our beautiful holiday is at it's end. Thanks to all who commented on our pics .... I really enjoyed sharing these special memories with family and friends.
~ We're home!!! Although yesterday's landing was traumatic. As we came in for touch down we flew into a storm and the pilot had to quickly ascend again.... The plane was flung about.... Thought I was about to meet Jesus! Boyd has flown twice a week for 3 years now , and he said it was the worst landing he's ever experienced.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We are overseas.

Hello friends...... we are enjoying our first family holiday overseas .... in Europe. I promise to post pics and tell of our wonderful experiences.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Facebook Friday

~Had a stunning time at Camden Town. Weather has been good to us.... cold, but no rain ... not even drizzle. Saw some interesting people and sights at Camden Market today!

~Going to see Buckingham Palace at night...... then to try and find a well priced restaurant for the fam! ..... not an easy task!
~Sitting in the Apple iStore...... Free WiFi and my boys are in heaven!
~Really loved my last day in London....... Went up the London Eye, saw Westminster Abbey,shopped up a storm at Kings Street, had my first Starbucks and spent an hour or so at the Apple iStore in Oxford Street. Waiting for Boyd to finish dialysis, and then hopefully we will go out for a bite to eat.
~Just passed through Ripley,Guildford,Send and Gomshall. Enjoying superb food at The William Bray in Shere.Then off to Bath. Oh yes.... Boyd smashed the rental car!
~Just booked into the Mecure Francis Hotel in Bath ..... about to go out for a stroll and dinner.
~BATH is amazing. Love it's history,Georgian architecture, quaint shops and personality. Definitely the best village ...... EVER!