Belated New Year Wishes

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.

040Milo in laid back holiday mode.

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.


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  12. Happy New Year to you. Looks like you had a lovely break, in spite of the rain. OH certainly had his job cut out, removing all that mud! Milo is so cute, and he and Ozzy really look like best friends. Cute pics! 🙂

  13. Seasons of Compliments and all that …
    If you think that’s soggy, try UK where daughter & Co, are, They are thinking of trading in the horses for dolphins.
    Utterly delightful spot, that holiday home! Garden looks none too shabby after a month of doing its own thing.
    Oz & Milo seem in fine fettle.

    • Thanks for the visit Col, yes those poor folk in the UK have really had it rough this winter, our holiday house was submerged in the November 2008 flood so I have loads of sympathy for them, it takes ages to clean up and get back to normal after a flood and some of them were hit twice in a matter of weeks.

    • Happy New Year to you to Cocoa, Milo is a very happy little dog and a total delight to us and our friends. Planning is definitely on hold for the time being unfortunately 😦

    • Hi there footsy, hope you are getting some sunshine in Spain. We were thinking more of visiting in Aug/Sept but the exchange rate is nearly double what it was when we visited in 2011.

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