I arrived back from holiday to an absolutely freezing Johannesburg this morning. When the pilot announced the ground temperature of 6 degrees Celsius (at 6am), I said to the lady next to me, "did he just say 6????" :)
Of course I do love the cold but I had forgotten that South African houses are not made for cold weather. So after catching up on sleep, Dion and I both had hot showers and I am now in my pajamas :) Dion is watching TV and I am about to do some internet banking (quite honestly, I'm a little bit surprised every time a transaction goes through because I haven't transferred money into that card for weeks!
I've already done 3 loads of laundry (one while unpacking, one while sleeping, and another one is going right now), my work bag and more importantly, my lunch bag is packed! I have to get back to gym this week because I've definitely put on weight...
In a nutshell, we had a really good time connecting with old and new friends, I finally met Suzanne in Stirling, Scotland and Red Wine Gums in Cork, Ireland. We went to church with RWG - isn't the power of the internet amazing?!
Of course, the UK and Ireland are SOOOOOOOOO expensive - I could hardly believe it. If any of you are thinking of visiting SA, do it! You will have such a wonderful holiday at really, really good prices!!!
And on this week's menu...
Curry and rice with pumpkin (all in the freezer)
Baked potatoes with kidney bean and tomato sauce (also in freezer), topped with cheese
Stirfried chicken and veg in a satay sauce
Pizzas (also in freezer :))
More importantly, how have you guys been doing?
And now, I'm going to phone my UK/ Ireland friends to tell them we've arrived safely. We had a really
horrible eventful day travelling yesterday but I'll tell you all about that on our travel blog... and of course, the organised Suzanne has already put her photos on Facebook...
Sunday, May 25, 2008