January 2011! Ah, 2010 has come and gone – and it brought so much to be thankful for. My 2010 highlights were:
- Of course, getting married to my darling Roger. The wedding of my dreams! *which I still have to blog about, in time 🙂
- The Soccer World Cup! And having a Husband to share it with (see above), and not just on the tellie – but seeing the Ghana vs. Germany match!
- My first Christmas with hubby, and first holiday too!
- Welcoming my niece, Leah into the world.
- My first visit to Kenya, and ample other exciting ventures my career has allowed.
- Relationships with friends, a bond that has grown tighter.
Now, to revisit a highlight above – what a wonderful Christmas I’ve just had. And what a fantastic holiday!
Christmas Eve Rog and I sat up until 12pm, having already collected gifts from our family. 12 Struck and it was just the two of us, and our mini Christmas tree. No fuss. No bells. No carols. But this moment was special: our first Christmas, and an awesome time reflecting on our love and His love for us.
Spent Christmas day with our folks: eating, laughing and eating some more – to our heart’s content.
We couldn’t get through New Years day quickly enough because on the 2nd January 2011 we hit the road as we journeyed towards Plettenbery Bay (with an overnight stay at Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo) – our first holiday as a married pair.
|Rog and his wagon at Graaff-Reinet|
It was a real blast. We didn’t have a care in the world! We’re told that just before we arrived in Plett, having survived the almost unbearable heat in Graaff-Reinet, the weather was miserable BUT we hit sunny shores! Of course, we went straight to the beach after checking in at the cosy Aqua Dreams Guesthouse. The sand, the sea – I miss it already!
Days followed where we visited the beach – had great fun: the water literally coming out of our ears! Rog was like a kid in a candy store in that water!
Shopping, eating… mmmmm, The Fish Shop – a tiny almost shady looking fast food place – has the most perfect fish and chips! I cannot be that close to the Cape and NOT have traditional Fish and Chips!
And more shopping 🙂 Yes, I don’t know how I managed to cart all my bags back to Jozi.
No doubt – we spent time lazing about, I got a good solid tan to prove it!
The highlight for both Rog and I is probably the boat cruise we went on, on our last day. Although, I must admit, we were pretty sick from staring at wavy water and mist for four hours! And maybe gulping down the strawberries and cheese didn’t help the matter much 😀 But an incredible experience none the less. Apparently we have our ‘sea legs’ now 🙂
Ah, holidays. Pure Bliss.
But now, back to work – back to life, the reality that can be just as blissful – afterall, we paint the colours of our lives.
Here’s to 2011!