Thursday, 14 July 2011

I Love It

  • Erin is 'working' for the next  two weeks at a hair salon about 45 mins bus ride away, it is work experience fortnight, everywhere you go there are 15 years olds working.  She catches a bus to work and home again.  I love this country.  She is just blossoming from the independence.
  • Scott is looking like a Greek god, he has just arrived back from 2 weeks away on a Greek Island with his friends from school back in Cape Town.  I love this country - he paid every single penny for his trip, because he works and gets paid money he can do something with, his mates from Cape Town have never worked a day yet and speak of their dads getting them work ultimately because that's the way it works.  He is going into his last year of school in September - he has already started the work and is busy filling in his uni application forms - together with the study loan applications.  I love it.  
  • My teens are fun to have around at the moment, my house is buzzing in the morning with everyone off to work and looking all grown up.


  1. I know exactly what you mean - seriously. Even my five year old is blossoming after just a week here. The perks of having a safe, well maintained park just 100m from the house, and the fact that we can *OMG* actually walk there, and *bigger OMG* play there without looking over our shoulders every 15 seconds, is just amazing. This morning the boys and the hubby went for a 4km walk (well the kids took their bicycles) along the river front, and came back buzzing and so vital because they'd seen sheep, and cows grazing, and saw some riders crossing the river at one point, and then they talked about all the birds, I stole the time to chill with a mag after hanging out the washing. *love-it-here*

  2. Sounds as though this is a win-win for everyone. Amazing how that independence brings out something new and exciting in them - like they grow up and become real people! :)

  3. Definitely sounds like a superb new space you have found yourself in....both literally and figuratively. :-)

  4. So glad that everything is working out so well for you and your family. You sound so happy and content.


  5. Wonderful JoAnn!