Thursday, November 29, 2012

On our way!

We've been home in South Africa since Saturday and as usual it's been "all systems go!" Grant had his eye check-up on Tuesday, I had a few routine examinations. On Wednesday I had to renew my South African driver's license which is always a great challenge, because of the system and staff attitudes at the official offices. However, I had all my information ready (certified copy of my SA ID, now-expired driver's license card, an official form completed and the exact amount of money) so it all went very smoothly. Within twenty minutes I had paid, arranged for a proxy to collect my new license card when it arrived and left the premises. Whoo-hoo! (Unless you've had the experience of applying for or renewing any personal documents anywhere in Africa - even South Africa - you won't know the jaw-grinding frustration and eye-rolling exasperation a person experiences. So my pleasant experience yesterday was a welcome relief!) 

Grant and I are off on a bike trip to the Southern Cape. As this post is aired, we'll be mounting our trusty machine and set off on our journeyLast night after we'd taken the three dogs for a long walk on the golf course, he prepared the bike and I walked around taking photos of our house, garden and pets. 
Collages of various angles of our house and garages - mainly from the back where we spend all our time!
 The view of my garden from our bedroom

The front of our house (which we never use, inside and out) our driveway and our darling Labrador, Angie
 From top: Megan our Maltese x, Eddie the Jack Russel and Angie. Center Chip and Felix, our last two remaining cats in South Africa, and bottom Felix again and Angie and Eddie asleep at the front door. The dogs never come indoors

I wish you all a wonderful day today,  a pleasant weekend tomorrow, and safe and healthy week ahead. Till we meet again here on Blogger, bless you all!   

10 comments:

Joyful said...

Dear Jo, I'm so glad you made it home to SA and that your appointments are going smoothly and business is getting done. It was especially gratifying to know that you also had a chance to have another visit with your precious Tigger before he passed, not to mention your precious family members. Please enjoy your ride. I look forward to hearing from you again. Hugs.

Sylvia K said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip/adventure, Jo!! Enjoy and do take lots of photos!!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the photos of the cats and dogs, Jo. Hope you are having a wonderful time on your bike trip.
Luv, K

Gaelyn said...

Have a wonderful adventure.

diane b said...

Have fun and stay safe. You have a beautiful house and garden not to mention the pets. So many garages too.

eileeninmd said...

Jo, you have a lovely house. I love the cute Lab Angie and the kitties. I have always loved labs, I miss my old lab Sunshine. Have a great trip!

Linda said...

A lovely post and photos. Thank you so much for sharing. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

Janie said...

Hope you have a good trip, Jo. Your gardens are lovely, a great place for the pets.

Chris said...

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diane b said...

I see the dogs are happy to see you. The cats look a little nonchalant. Wow 4 garages, you have a very nice house and garden. It must be nice to return here.