I've been blessedly busy at work too, Praise God. We didn't have a spectacular Christmas season - but immediately after Boxing Day to date the sales picked up - which proves that the beautiful and unique art that I sell, isn't seasonal.
Over and above it all, I have been very tired over the past three days. I need to catch up on my sleep and quickly too. On Tuesday, my son, John, granddaughter Eryn and I are driving up to Marquard where Grant and I lived before moving to the mountains. We're going to load up a few essential appliances (I've been without a fridge and washing machine since October 2016!) and return the same day and unload all into my cottage.
Meanwhile, life on the veranda continues. I speak to and interact with dozens of people all day and every day. Last week a beautiful couple stopped at my display table which is set out outside. They were in biking gear and carrying their helmets. Of course we got chatting. They'd flown in from Sweden to Johannesburg where they hired a Harley Davidson. They told me where they'd been touring around South Africa; I told them I used to pillion on a Harley and why I don't anymore. The man, Andish is Swedish and his wife, Sandra of 13 years, comes from Mexico. They both speak the other's language. Andish wanted a photo of the three of us in front of the art shop. Bikers are really a most special breed!
Andish, Sandra and Jo
I hope you're all safely back home after the festivities and ready to face the New Year.
Have a great day.