Monday, December 20, 2010

A mid-week weekend

Can you recall with ease what you did on the weekend of 18/19 December? You never know when you may need an alibi! Gattina of Writer Cramps hosts the fun meme, What did you do this weekend? Do join us and tell what you did for the weekend.

Ironically, Grant and I seem to have our weekends mid-week. We left home (by car) on Wednesday in pouring rain and arrived at John and Debbie's home at 2pm. It was still raining and continued to rain during the night and the next day. Most welcome summer rains for the farmers.

We had a wonderful time and of course, took Christmas gifts for the little ones. We also popped down to Durban (a two-hour drive from the Berg) to see Grant's 82 year-old mum who is fit and well. Praise God for that!

We drove back to Marquard on Friday afternoon and spent a quiet weekend at home. Grant has had flu and been in bed for most of the weekend. A nasty strain has been doing the rounds in town for the past three weeks; I was laid low with the same malady last weekend !  I had time to do all my admin, filing and of course, blogging!
As it rained heavily the whole week (the sun eventually appeared on Friday) Grant and I travelled down to Kwa-Zulu Natal on four wheels instead of two

A very excited four-year-old (just visible behind his sister in the photo) watches as Granddad removes the front-end-loader tractor from the box. Granddaughter is holding her talking doll
Debbie and John kindly gave their comfortable bed on the mezzanine to me and Grant. They slept under the stairs on a camping mattress. Here Debbie is with their two youngest babies

The smallest female Hedges takes the steps down from the mezzanine one at a time!

The two oldest children had a grand time playing with their new toys on the lawn
Somehow, while we were away, Felix was frightened by something in or around the house. Don't ask me what! I spent the best part of Saturday afternoon hanging over the wall...
...trying to coax him down from the neighbour's tree.

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  1. It had to be good if the sun was shining. Snow and icicles all around here. Blessings

  2. Your Berg family looks healthy and happy. Sorry to hear Grants feeling poorly. Blessings to you both.

  3. Hi Jo,
    Family visits are so much fun. I hope Grant feels better soon, and that Felix comes down from the tree!
    Have a good week :)
    ☼ Sunny

  4. It's impossible to understand a cat ! Pookie always stays inside, that's her choice, now it's cold and there is a lot of snow in the garden and.... she goes outside !

  5. They really live almost in the wilderness ! Can imagine that they were happy with all these gifts !
    Hope that Grant feels better now. Here we have lots of people with cold and flews too, but it's understandable, it's really very cold up to - 8°C for Belgium it is a lot !

  6. Your grandchildren are adorable and deb looks like a patient mum with a handful of little ones to care for.
    Hope grant gets well soon.

  7. I love the candid shots of daily life with John and Debbie's family. You have such beautiful grandkids, JO!

  8. Glad you had a good time!!
    Love Felix!! Poor thing!
    PS- hope you got him down!


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