Sunday 29 May 2016
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Winter is coming to South Africa! Next week it is officially winter in the southern hemisphere. Time for red red wine, read red books and wear a red coat.
This past week we had more than one day where the temperature dropped below 20 degrees Celsius in Nelspruit. Yes, that is considered as very, very cold here. But if this were you:
No, those are not statues. Those are real giraffes and zebras grazing right on our doorstep. No, they are not dangerous. Unless you are grass or a tree aloe.
I've finished King Solomon's mines on Thursday and just realized for the gazillionth time how blessed we are to live in South Africa. Yes, we have a parliament of baboons (in the Kruger National Park - what did you think I referred to?)
But we have Table Mountain, The Big Five, lovely weather and very friendly people.
I had a fun time reviewing King Solomon's Mines and I believe I've succeeded in convincing myself that the rest of those treasures are somewhere, right here, under our noses.
King Solomon's mines was the highlight of my week. The rest of the week was dull and disappointing on the reading front. I've finished The Mystery Box by Eva Pohler and I was very disappointed. If it wasn't for the let down last week Friday with According to yes, this book would also have landed on the abandoned shelve. But letting two books down in one week is maybe just a bit to harsh for my literary heart. But if you like day-time-soap-operas, you might enjoy the Mystery Box. I do believe my grandma would have. She loved her daytime soap operas. She used to watch Santa Barbara while recording The Young and the Restless. Then she would watch Days of your lives while recording The Bold and the Beautiful. (Yes! I am still talking VCR here). And then she would watch Egoli while preparing supper in the kitchen. After supper and when everybody went to bed, she would watch all the recorded episodes. If by any chance (this happened about every second day) Tannie Anna (her sister) missed any of the recorded ones, she would watch them all again with her. And then people wonder why I prefer books over television.
In my defense, there wasn't that much time for reading this week. I spend two whole days in Pretoria driving up and down from orthodontist to maxillo-facial and oral surgeon to prosthodontist and back. Not much fun. I am currently busy drafting a letter to the Tooth Fairy to try and see if maybe we can make a deal: If I leave her some money in my shoe, would she be willing to leave me some magical teeth please? And maybe a magical jaw as well if it is not too much to ask for.
I did quickly post my Cover Characteristics on Monday, but didn't get to Tuesday Top Ten this week. I was also a couple of hours late with posting the Friday Meets, but at least I got to do it!
Hope you are all going to have a lovely week. If you happen to spot the Tooth Fairy, please send her my way. Much obliged!