Wow- we have really had some nasty weather over South Africa the last few days! Nothing like your hurricanes or tornadoes- but enough to be called disasters here. Goodness last night they had to close off one of our main freeways into Port Elizabeth because the sea swells were so high that the waves were breaking OVER the freeway into the buildings on the other side. We had sea rushing up under roads and taking out buildings yesterday- Nathan got so excited about the size of the waves they were talking about that he went for a ride on his scooter to have a look at the beaches close to our house.(with STERN warnings from his mother to stay far enough away!) He came back with * Mom Mom- there's no parking lot- it's all sea!*- So yeah- for us it's a BIG thing-lol.
I found these photo's on our local newspaper site EP Herald online to show you the waves and damage.
This was before they closed the freeway- but you can see the size of the waves breaking over the N2 (photo by beverley darlow)
A little later on and it's breaking right over the train lines and dollosses (sea wall break)-if you look in the left hand corner of this photo you will see an idiot with cell phone taking a picture of the wave(can you say DUH!)- now you can see just how big these waves were.- photo by ivor markman
railway lines adjacent to freeway- photo by Judy de vega
AmsterdamHoek- this was the road. photo by Judy de Vega
Look out point at Plettenburg Bay- you can see the people jumping in the tree for shelter and to hold on- photo by Steve D Elboux
At least the sun is shining today and hopefully that will help with all the clean up. But the WHOLE coast line right down to Cape Town looks like this-CRAZY WEATHER!! Bring me SPRING and the warm sun- LOL
Have you got my Personal Use Grab bag yet???- -
Don't miss it - it has $12 worth of scrapping goodies in it to play with- for only $3! (limited time) -
a few more hints and tips???- lol
This one by Croppy- she also used Jazzy's Word Art. And Jazzy has a bag with some wonderful word art in it too ;-)
This little stunner from PK DOLL - tooooo cute! Also using Jazzy's word art.
This Gorgeous stunner is from Jenni-(Chaos Lounge) - absolutely LOVE that clusterwork girl!
hee hee- I'll show you some more tomorrow- but I'm sure you are getting and Idea at what's in there right??-
I have a little freebie ADD-On to my Sept Colour Challenge- it matches the Posting gift and will eventually co-ordinate with all the kits that the wonderful girls create too.
I kind of like it- hahahaha, sort of Retro Funky and I think it can be used with ease with a lot of LO's.http://www.4shared.com/file/61428173/c28d1495/kb-SeptCC_Alpha.html
Well I better run to fetch my dear son from school and take him for another driving lesson- ( he's actually quite easy to teach, he doesn't argue or get upset when I tell him to do anything different- mmmm, think maybe he is just SCARED of his mom- bwahahahahaha) Hope you all have a wonderful day further- Hugs and Loves Kim