Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Weekend in South Africa

Even with the short time we had in South Africa last week, we managed to see Grant's family,  friends, John, Debbie and our four beautiful grandchildren in the Drakensberg and my brother, Phillip.

Back home in Marquard we also spent time with Angus, Amanda, Joel and little Abby. They all came over for the ubequitous South African BBQ,  "braai" on Good Friday. Amanda's cousin, Eddie, an orphan who grew up in her family home, joined us as well. While the fire acheived the correct heat, Angus and Grant played pool against Eddie and Amanda. Afterwards Eddie and Amanda played against each other. There was a very interested little boy who stood on tip-toe to watch the proceedings.  

Eddie, an excellent golfer, is also very good at pool. If you played on his side, you won. If you played against him, you lost. Period! He has a very good eye for a ball, indeed.

In the photos above you can see how enthralled little Joel is by the game!
Angus, ever the sport, piggy-backed his son while trying to focus on the game!

Thanks to all who reacted to my faintly "hysterical" post about the new blogger version. Diane of Charente said she found an option on the screen which said you could revert to the old version. I searched on and off the front page and then the scrutinised the settings, display etc.  Back on the home (dashboard) page, I suddenly spotted a little wheel and hovered the cursor over it. Voila!  A box dropped down and said "back to old blogger". I am back on my old version. I've since opened my comments with ease and thanks to Betsy of Tennessee who also told me about this little wheel. Even though I'd already discovered it, Betsy and Diane are my heroes ! Without their advice, I might have thought I'm doomed to the new "improved" (pah!) version of Blogger! Thanks Diane and Betsy! I agree Kay, I am also terrified whenever anything like this happens and think I have to fix it quickly before it becomes permanent! Hence the "slight hysteria" in my post. LOL!  

Hope you all have a wonderful week.


  1. Looks like a fun holiday for all! Love your captures for the day! Glad you got the computer mess fixed!! Have a great week, Jo!


  2. A little bit of hysteria is good for the soul.
    Oh, okay, it probably isn't, but it does get the blood moving. LOL
    Did I miss the pictures of little Abby? I hope not!
    Looks like you had a good visit at home, albeit rather short.

  3. Even though it was a quick trip seems you got to spend some quality time with family.

    Crisis averted. ;)

  4. Glad you got your Blogger Interface fixed... I have the new interface and love it--but I have many blog friends who haven't tried it yet...

    Sounds like an excellent trip ---and you all got to see most of the family and friends you could in those few days... That is AWESOME... Sounds like a very good Easter for you and Grant.

  5. thank you for this information!! i do not like this new blogger..and keep searching for the old version...I am happy to know it is possible!!
    I am your newest follower.pls follow back if you can.
    have a great week!

  6. Hi Jo! So glad you got your Old-Best Blogger back! LOVE the picture of the little guy piggy-backing his daddy!! So cute! Have a wonderful week, Jo!

  7. Keep cool. Looks like a family fun Easter. Joel reminds me of Fox. They look the same size and interested in everything.

  8. That must have been a very nice day with bbq and pool ! I can't play.
    This so said Blogger improvement gets on my nerves. I now get a message that we will all get the "improvement" ??? from April on.
    That makes me think what my grandma said, why make it complicated when you can have it simple ? Must be a male mind !

  9. Hi, Jo.
    I am very fond of the old blogger, too. Sometimes I can't locate where to put a comment on the new ones.
    (Could you tell the kitties that no, my new friend is not a bunny, but that was a good guess--with the exception of the ear thing.)
    Margaret and Mandu

  10. Ahhhh!! Hahaaaaa....he's adorable!
    Love the pictures Jo!

  11. Hi Jo, looks like a great family with all generations enjoying the holiday. I have not been on Blogger for a while and found the 'new 'version there which took me ages to get around my own blog?!Glad you got and gave the advice on how to revert back to the old Blogger!

  12. So glad to read of your joyous holiday time and getting to be with family and friends. The Braai was good, I'm sure, but how could anything be better than the pool game with Angus and son focused on the cue. Great story and great pictures too.


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