Our dear friend, Ant Muirhead knew Grant's paternal grandfather and family many years ago so we invited him to come and meet up with Gill again.
Neville, Grant, Ant and Gill catching up under the shade of a thorn tree
|A photo bomb of Gill and Grant while I show Namusa how to use my camera!|
What a privilege to have these precious people to visit us yesterday. We caught up on all the news and of course, Ant and Gill reminisced about Arthur Buttemer, a most successful farmer in an area not far from here.
Neville and Gill were also racehorse breeders earlier this century; Ant, who had stables of his own the farm, recounted several horse stories as well. Gill has been a keen horsewoman since a teenager and I wanted her to "meet" Missy and Thunder. Unfortunately, the two horses got into the juicy grass which is growing after the mowing and I couldn't cajole them to come into the middle paddock. We've arranged with Gill and Neville that they come up and visit us for a week or more so there will be time for Gill to help with the horses.
Now... not only did we have our "oldies" over for a visit, but we are going to visit John, Debbie and children who are living in the Western Cape while he does a tanker course.
And, we're doing the trip on a new, 20 year-old Harley Davidson. Mmm.
HAPPY THURSDAY TO YOU ALL.