OMG, I will say that I thought Wayne would be the one that would battle with the kids not being with us this year....... UHUH.. oh NO, it was ME! lol. Wayne was the one "consoling" me - not the other way around.. Christmas Day was the worst for me.. I woke up to a long beautiful message from Nathan and Kris on my BBM.. and well lets just say I landed up removing the make up on my face for most of the day. We spent a lovely day and lunch with my Mom, Step Dad, and Dad ( yeah he came too- lol), but gosh I missed my boy horribly!
BUT... it did get a little easier for me after Christmas day was past.. and I had a fantastic time relaxing and breathing in the sea air ;-).
We also had my Dad staying with us the whole holiday and I am soooo impressed with his progress from his "emergency" hip replacement in October.. He even climbed into the boat for boat trips, fished and of course worked in the garden around the holiday house.
(Wayne, my dad, Michael and son Keaton) Look at us... the MEN IN BLACK?....... mmmmmmm, maybe not- BWHAHAHA!
Pumping Prawn for fishing ( hard work and always helps when you have more than one pair of hands and muscles to get them- lol)
A Seafood Dinner dad....oooooh YUM! lol.
Yup Sherlock has the most fun on our holiday.. and he loves eating the prawns as they come out in the mud.. you loose them if you aren't quick enough to pick them up- lol
You think this mud is good for my skin?? lol
Co- Captain! And this is where Sherlock sits on the boat everytime we are on it.. no exceptions.. lol. Everyone on the river knows Wayne now through "talking" about the "River Dog" that loves to drive the boat- hahahaha.
We also got the chance to go into Port Elizabeth for a night and stayed at the new 5 star Hotel on the Beachfront.... We had lunch with my dear "missed" friends Antoinette ( with Pieter of course- lol) and Gaylene. mmmm lets just say that we left lunch late evening and made enough noise that the owner remembered the "Johannesburg" people when another friend went for lunch there a few days later- hahahaha.
Our other friend Craig came out for a few days of fishing and golf too.. and I just LOVE this photo with the rainbow that seemed to be close enough to touch.
One advantage of Nathan not being with us this year is that I CAUGHT THE BIGGEST FISH!! BWAHAHAHA- I DID! Holey cow.. haven't won that "holiday title" in over 5 years!
AND.... I got to play our annual "holiday golf" match (minus Nathan of course) against Wayne and Craig....... AND I WON THE GAME!! OMG, seriously... I have been teased non stop since then about my handicap needing to be cut- BWHAHAHA.. Hey boys.. you got to keep it in the green stuff- not the bush! lol
No need to put that Craig... it's not going to help.. BWHAHAHAHAHA.. I won by 9 shots!
Anyway... lots of rambling and I still have sooo many photo's to get through- but you got the "abridged" version- lol
I still have a bit of sorting to do.. but hoping if I ignore it long enough it will just get done- BWHAHAHAH... hey I had my PC and internet back this week,
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My sister Gaye and Leah have been busy - a Match made in Heaven! Got to check it out:
Valentine Collab Bundle by Mommyish & GS Creations
I also have a new set of "oriental" inspired patterns up today: 25% off for a limited timePats n Prints 25
I also have a little CU doodled flower FREEBIE for you today:
It coordinates with my Pats n Prints 23
(also 25% off if you missed them before)
Flower is 4.5 x 9.5 inches:
You can grab it here: So sorry this link has EXPIRED
Thanks for reading and for sharing in my "ramblings" today- lol. Have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs and Loves