I woke up on Wednesday, 4th March and waited... and waited...
Grant didn't say a word, so I kept quiet too.
When Rina joined me for tea in the kitchen, she wished me and I told her to keep mum. I wanted to see when Grant realized it was our anniversary.
By the time he came out of the room, Rina was busy baking a milk tart. She told him that I, Jo, felt like something sweet.
During the day Rina and I kept dropping hints. Grant didn't catch a thing which of course, made us giggle. He'd keep asking what the joke was...
I phoned my MIL, Pam and Pienkie and invited them to tea that afternoon. I said I'd fetch them a few minutes before three. After lunch we set the table on the patio. Grant asked who was coming to tea. I just smiled, got into the car and returned with his mum and Pienkie.
Rina brought out the milk tart and cut it into 22 squares. I said to Grant, pity Rina didn't cut the tart into 43 pieces. He looked me quizzically. Of course, Rina got the giggles.
Then she said: Grant, congratulations. It's your big day! Even then he had no clue what she was talking about. Until I told him!
He was so embarrassed. He's never forgotten our wedding anniversary. But not being in his office, he's lost track of the date; hence forgetting our anniversary.
Once we'd taken the old ladies back to the center, Amanda sent the children over to visit.
Joel and Abby enjoying milk and cookies at Gran's house
On Friday Grant unearthed his Australia hat (note corks hanging from brim) which he gave to John, the gardener
On Saturday Rina's daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter arrived from the nearby town of Welkom. Angus, Amanda and children came over from next door, and we all enjoyed the ubiquitous BBQ.
Rina's daughter, Melony, our DIL Amanda, Rina's granddaughter, Anke and our grandson, Joel
Joel and Anke clicked immediately
Little Abby, who turned three on Monday
Cutey Liam, eight weeks old today, being held by Melony
We had a great week, a wonderful weekend and are ready for the challenge of moving MIL from her rented flat into the unit we had built for her!
May you all have a prosperous, safe and healthy week.