Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday: Stunning display in the sky!

Today the Fouche's came over for a traditional South African Oxtail potjie!
Yummy it was good but the great company we were in made it even better!
Afterwards we went to The Spit to show Leon and Anilo a teeny weenie bit of
the Gold Coast's beaches. On our way there we got a storm warning hence the
beautiful display in the skies we got. It was extremely hot and humid again
today. Luckily we have a aircon in the house and cooling down in the pool
just after 7pm also helped. This photo was taken on our way back from The
Spit while stuck in the afternoon traffic. To me it was worth it!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Our palm trees in the wind

Perfect storm

clouds still gathering

Clouds gathering ...

Yesterday afternoon we had a storm (not that this is unusual for us here in
the Gold Coast) I took this photo from our bathroom window as the clouds
were gathering. It was awesome! We had 50mm rain. The garden which is
already drenched and I believe another storm is coming tonight.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our cheeky cockatoo...

We named him Crikey. He is a regular visitor and ate from our hands since
day one. You can get very close but dare not try and cuddle him.

Another regular visitor

Peaceful Sunday

I had to delay my morning walk because of the rain this morning. I didn't mind though because it was still cool outside when I eventually did so at 6H30. It was extremely peaceful and quiet in the streets - which I love. I hate smelling the carbon emissions of the cars. I don't have to walk along the street all the way but when I do I want to breathe fresh air, thank you. Don't think we will do much today. I just wanted to post a pic of that balloon the other day! I am so new to this blogger of mine and still have to learn all the tricks! lol

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Welcome to my bloggspot

Anilo inspired me to start this blog. (Hope this brings out the Writer in me!) This is going to give all friends and family an idea of how we live our lives since we left South Africa in May 2006.
Of course I won't be taking you back to day one! God forbid! I will share some of the things when it comes to mind.

All of us do agree on one thing: Immigrating is not for sissies. For sure. It wasn't easy and many obstacles suddenly appear out of nowhere, believe me. The only thing we had to do was to keep focussing on our dream and not letting anyone or anything steal that from us. Would we have done it all again had we known? Yep for sure! All worth it!

So here we are, more than 2½ years later! Although I have days that I do miss my mum, family and Coco terribly, we are very happy and settled here. There is nothing more healing than a good cry on willing shoulders. With Faith and Hope in my heart, I know that Mum will join us soon once all our paperwork is done.