Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Back home.

It is always good to get home and back to base. It was fun putting my new quilt out. Diana made this specially for me.....I SO appreciate her kindness and generosity. I am not sure how she does it with three s all children, no home help and a hubby who is often away!! I feel so honoured. Thank you Didee.

Diana made a second quilt using her collection of "African" fabrics featuring people of all walks of life obviously from Africa. I took these quilts to our guild meeting and they were amazed to see these lovely quilts using such interesting fabrics. Why do you have to go to America to get such lovely and interesting African fabrics.


Every panel tells a story! It is one of the quilts that you can sit and look at for hours.

Thank you Diana! You are amazing!

The last week.

Back in Sabie Park several of Christopher and Diana's friends were able to join us for braai at the picnic spot. Once again the children were able to run and play and enjoy each others company.

It was so special having Nick and Joshua with us together with Sarah and Oscar. The three boys were quite a handful getting up to all sorts of mischief.

Every morning the adults would set off to be at the Kruger Gate by 6:00 am and the grandchildren, Warren and I would have lots of fun together.


This was the most special time ever being with these amazing children and seeing them interact. We are so proud of our children, their partners and their children we are so blessed.

The week passed by so quickly and soon it was time to say goodbye and wave everyone off. The house was so quiet we couldn't wait to pack up and move on too. A sign of the silence was a visit from the giraffe, the Zebbies and even the warthog....who all had been rather scarce!! Till next time.....



Christopher has put a wonderful you tube video together capturing all the special moments of the holiday.

Molly on Safari.

Parteeeeee Time.

Our eldest son Christopher, turned 40 on the 3rd January. He celebrated this in Australia with Diana's family. Nick was able to join him with Joshie and they had lots of fun. However it was Christopher's dream to celebrate in style in the "bush". He asked us to suss out a suitable spot which we duly did and fell head over heels for a beautiful spot on the river, Sabie River Lodge. 

With the venue booked it was over to Chris to send the invites out and sort out the finer details. On Friday it was time for us to leave Sbie Park and head for the Lodge where we would meet up with the other guests including Sarah, Adrien, Oscar and Nick and Joshua. Having all five grandchildren together and three children is amazing!



The setting was perfect. Hippos were wallowing in the water and enjoying the lovely weather. Guests arrived from all corners of the world. Those folk with children slept in the Protea hotel and spent most of their time with us at the lodge. The children loved running wild on the lawns. Joshua and Oscar having driven from JHB were thrilled to meet their cuzzies and enjoyed running wild.

It was a wonderful reunion for Christopher and Diana and their friends. We all enjoyed reconnecting and Friday was taken up with connecting. Golf at Skukuza was scheduled for Saturday morning.


Saturday morning started off sunny and no sooner had the staff set up for breakfast on the deck and the heavens opened and the rains began. It rained the whole day. The golfers got stuck in the club house, the cyclists continued for as long as possible, the children watched T.V. And Marion, Joyce and I spent the day playing scrabble and drinking amarula coffee.

The staff were so accommodating and set up for dinner in the upstairs lounge and the show went on!!

No sooner had the dinner ended and guess what...the rain stopped. The decorations went up, the music set up, the fire started and it was parteeee time! It was a glorious evening and sitting around the fire with the great selection of music playing in the background, no one could wish for anything better. Once the children started getting weary they passed out in front of the teleVision. At one stage I counted fourteen children.


The party went on for many hours accompanied by the happy hippos!

After breakfast on Sunday morning it was time to head back to Sabie Park.