Happy New Year to all, I hope that this year everyone’s circumstances will improve in some way and make life more fun/pleasant/bearable – pick whichever one applies to you.
Ozzy & Milo sharing a cool spot to enjoy a chew treat.
Apologies for the long absence from the blogs but this time my data signal via my smart phone’s hotspot at our holiday home was truly pathetic – No 3G, only very, very slow Edge and that kept me busy so long that it was frustrating to do anything on the computer except that which was absolutely essential.
Apart from connectivity problems we had a lovely break, three weeks of glorious weather followed by a few days of heavy rain, mini flood and then lots of mud!
An unusual but delightful sight in our neck of the woods.
Then came the rain and the flood, huge branches/trees and rafts of branches and reeds rushed past the house.
Our walkway and fixed portion of the jetty is totally underwater, just the floating bit remains like an island.
Once the water receded OH had to clean inches of mud off the jetty.
We had three groups of family and friends to stay at various times and enjoyed catching up and celebrating with them but we also enjoyed the few days between visits when it was just OH and I and the dogs.
Back home our garden survived the month’s neglect rather well except for a pergola beam that appears to be rotten and cracked under the weight of the bougainvillea on our front patio. OH’s jobs are already being lined up.
We had so hoped to visit our daughter and granddaughter in the UK this year but with the Rand at new lows and an election looming we have decided to delay any firm plans until later in the year.
I am dying to visit all your blogs and catch up but first I must bring the office up to date and get some year planning done.