No longer in Kenya (aaah!) but still a Kenyan at heart...
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
We went to the show of Andre Swartz on Saturday evening at the Carousel. He's ok, not the greatest, but ok, and he's past his prime. (Sorry Andre!). Then, on sunday evening we went to the Celine Dion Concert at Loftus! WOW, that was amazing! If y'all get the chance to go and see her new concert tour - Taking Chances, make the effort and pay the money! I'm not the biggest Celine fan, but this was truly amazing. She has such a pressence on the stage and her voice is truly amazing.
A lot of the time when you get to see artist perform on stage they tend to sound a little different from when you listen to them on your home or car stereo - it's understandable, a studio recording is always going to sound a little clearer or more 'composed', but she sounds as clear as a bell on that stage, and her two hour performance FLEW by! Truly worth it...
Sitting here with a small mountain of work and too much to do, so better get back to it.
Hope y'all have a pretty day now.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
(The picture was taken during a holiday we spent together at the coast)
Thank you my sweet, sweet man for spending the last years with me. For always being there when I need you, and for grounding me.
Here's to spending the next 39 years together!
EK IS ONGELOOFLIK LIEF VIR JOU!
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Well, not really - just saying I'm not in my normal 'abode' at the moment and not really able to post and go crazy. Our internet connection at home is 'rather slow' (Read frustratingly snail-like) and to try and get anything done is a bit like getting my dear puppies to not want to play the whole time - daddy needs to work y'all!
It's great being at home, even if Dawie is travelling for business this week... I've been tagged, been asked a few questions and have a few mails to respond to, but will get to them as soon as I can...
Hope y'all are having a really pretty day now!
Thursday, 7 February 2008
As most people in Kenya, I also have a housekeeper to look after the normal day to day running of the household. Honestly, I wouldn't be as happy a camper as I am if this man was not in my home, making sure the place is neat and tidy, the basic foodstuffs in the house are fresh and available, and that services are paid and done. Really great to have this 'little luxury' in my home. Anyway, I didn't let him know that we would have guests for dinner last night, but in less than an hour he prepared a feast for dinner. We had Chipati (local version of a tortilla, I think), stir fried chicken strips marinated in oriental spices (Sesame Seed oil, oyster sause, soy, garlic, herbs and chili), a nice 'salsa' of tomato, avocado, spring onion and yellow pepper with a balsamic dressing, a bowl of fresh mixed lettuce leaves, tsatshiki (Cucumber and Yogurt), grated mature cheddar and a stunningly sweet fruit salad for desert. The meal was basically a 'build your own' around the dining room table - take a chipati and fill it with whatever it is your heart desires.
As for the other B (Bonking), I'm a failure. But, got the butler and the booze covered...
Have a pretty day now y'all!
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Back to the subject in hand (pun intended!). On my way to SA again on Friday, and will be away from 'second home' for about three weeks. Going to spend some time in Pretoria while working in Jozie, and then to Cape Town for a few days to complete a report I need to hand in at the end of the month. Boy, how I love writing reports. It's up there with having hot pokers (clean thoughts only please!) shoved at me...
Well, at least I get to spend the weekends with the hubby! As we are moving into our new home soon I'm sure the weekends will be spent organizing and packing, but at least we will be together. There is still a lot to do at the new home - aircon's need to be installed, solar panels for the geysers, power inverters, garage door openers, electrical layout for the garden features, outside lighting, deck in the front garden, gazebo nad paving in the back garden... It goes without saying that the 'savings account' is in trouble! Oh well, we're not planning to move from there very quickly, so might as well make the home as comfortable as possible.
Long story short, as I'll be travelling, will not post as regularly, so y'all have a pretty few weeks, and be good now! (Or at least, be good at it!)
Monday, 4 February 2008
Friday, 1 February 2008
How I miss my man...
Oh well, I will keep myself busy with all sorts of little chores around the house as it's not really safe to travel around at the moment. Can go to places like the Masai Mara (for free at the moment for local residents), can go to Mombasa (Can spend a week in Kilifi at the moment for US$250 including all meals and accomodation), but I will sit at home and feel sorry for myself! Maybe some of my bloggin' buddies would like to take this oppertunity to travel to East Africa as it is DIRT CHEAP now! (Hint Hint!)
Hope y'all have a fruitful weekend - safe and filled with sunshine and happiness!