Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I am rather chuffed at how beautiful the holly hocks are though…
Sunday was spent swimming- weeeeeeee! It was the first swim of the season & it felt glorious (despite the water being terribly cold). I was quite happy to discover a sauna in the changing rooms*hahah*. Here’s Kolo gearing up to jump into that tempting pool
…and Al post-swim.
What a beautiful day…even if I had a hard time responding to my alarm Monday morning*hahaha*
Monday, August 17, 2009
I don’t really know how to wrap this up except to say that Chola was never one to focus on the negative, so I will always celebrate the memory of her life and try to share the goodness that I learned from her.
Monday, August 10, 2009
As for the et cetera...there are a couple of other food stories. My Pop got the giggles last night when I told him Kolo came over & prepared chicken gizzards & roast potatoes for lunch yesterday. It's certainly not my kind of soul food, but I enjoyed the meal all the same. Then (this is for you Tommy) a Norwegian friend who lived in Zambia for about a year & a half is in town for a short visit. Of course, she came bearing gifts...& a few yummy ones to boot! I was taken back to when my Gran used to live in Horizon Village in Edmonton; my brother & I used to eat "Bugles" at her place. My fave were the original flavour in a red box- I don't even know if you can find those snacks anymore? But I swear, the only place I've ever eaten them is at Gran's...so here comes Ingeborg with a Norwegian invention- chocolate covered bugles. Divine!! Al seems a bit undecided but I quite like the salty/sweet combination. Holla!!
After the games we had a wee snacky and the guys got into some ball. It was a fun afternoon- especially since some of the boys are back from their boarding schools- trainings should be busy for the next month or so with the additional guys.
Yes...we mix this awful sugary drink in a bucket...& then share it- there's something awfully unhygienic about that, isn't there? Well, hey- can't always have it all, right?
A little bit of "books" (ok, I don't know how the spelling would actually be- but 'books'/ 'bookay' has become the slang term for scrimmage. I'm sure it actually has a root from some legitimate Nyanja term...I just wouldn't venture to guess which one!)
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
On Saturday my dear friend Alison hosted a belated birthday party/ house warming party. Alvin & I were invited along with a couple of my dearest workmates; it was a beautiful afternoon. The guest list included people from all over the Continent & the menu was equally as colourful (so was the background music)*muhahaha*. Here are a couple shots of the day.
Ba Miriam, as always- the centre of attention
Alvin & I attended another birthday party on Sunday- it was Al's grandmother's 79th birthday- we had a gorgeous day out at the farm. I'm happy to show off a couple photos of the beautiful Grannies.
They opened the dance floor, priceless.
Chish & his baby girl (so cute)!
Gabbi manning the braai
And as usual the girls had to squeeze in some line-dancing...