Monday, 20 October 2008

Catch-up

Shooby-doo, it's been awhile. Thursday last week turned into a busy, frantic day as I scrambled to get everything done so that I could have Friday off. And then we were in the bush on Friday, so no posting either.

Back now and wishing I could have had a longer stay. It was a great weekend and I promise to give you some details soon, along with one or two of the squillions of photos I took of the kudus that were hanging out around our cabin.

As it's a Monday morning and I have catching up to do on Friday's emails etc, here are the highlights:
  • Switching my mobile off for two whole days.
  • Learning to play poker (Texas Hold'em) by candlelight when the power went off.
  • Watching an amazing electrical storm sweep over the bone-dry bushveld.
  • Seeing the green shoots already appearing the next morning.
  • Visiting a local holiday resort and swimming in the heated swimming pool.
  • Not having TV in the house for the whole weekend.
  • Having breakfast at the local pub and watching Lewis Hamilton win the Grand Prix for McLaren, putting himself 7 points in the lead for the driver's championship.
  • Getting home yesterday and being able to sleep in our queen-size bed again after three nights in the two single beds pushed together.
  • Great 'couple' time.
  • Enjoying a bottle of ice-cold Rose wine on a blisteringly hot afternoon.

Right... off to do emails now.

16 comments:

Being Brazen said...

sounds like a fabulous time...

Nothing like ice cold rose on a hot day and being able to turn off your cellphone for a few days..blissful :)

po said...

I love you description of the green shoots coming out, I can see it in my mind, so beautiful!

boldly benny said...

Sounds awesome - hope your return to working life isn't too difficult.
I totally hear you on returning to the queen bed - MM and I had to sleep in single beds APART when we went to Kruger!

Sass said...

Sounds like a beautiful weekend. Is this a tinge of jealousy I'm feeling? ;)

Kitty Cat said...

Sounds like bliss, especially the no cell phone and no TV bit!

Gill said...

Oooh sounds like fun! Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Miss Caught Up said...

Can't wait to read about your weekend! :) Sounded like it was a great getaway.

Shania said...

Am. So. Jealous. ;)

Slyde said...

sounds awesome... its something id love to see someday..

Moe Wanchuk said...

Hey...that sounds great. We went up north for a week and I didn't have a TV or internet. Other that reading a book, I didn't know what to do with myself?

Did u get bored at all?

angel said...

it sounds absolutely blissful... apart from hamilton's win of course.
:D

Sweets said...

sounds great!!!! glad you had such a great time :)

phillygirl said...

wowee, sounds like a fab weekend. hope to see you this sat at the bloggirls tea ???

Caz said...

WOW sounds precisely like what i need!!! haha what is up with the 2 single beds vibe at all the game reserves. That sucked a little on our honeymoon!!!

Ruby said...

i'm sooooooo jealous!

The Jackson Files said...

Sounds fantastic. Ice cold rose = YUM.