Monday, 21 June 2010

So out of the loop

I hate not blogging everyday. I feel like I'm on a hamster wheel at the moment though (are we human, or are we hamster?) with all that's going on.

At least we have a self-sufficient couple of guests staying with us at present, which means that yesterday we actually had a free day. They are New Yorkers, which may explain it. They have a rental car and we only see them briefly in the mornings before they disappear to explore Joburg or in the evenings before they go to bed.

I must say, it's a nice break from having guests who have totally underestimated the lack of public transport options in South Africa and need us to drive them everywhere. Shame, the last couple we had was also from the USA and they had a rental too. Problem was, they'd never driven a "stick shift" / manual car before, so it was pretty useless for them. They eventually handed it in early because trying to learn how to operate the gears at the same time as the clutch was just too much, especially seeing everything here is also on the opposite side of the vehicle and we drive on the other side of the road. Apparently renting an automatic is double the price though. They'd just assumed the car would be automatic and were REALLY surprised to find out that most of our cars here are manual.

Saw Toy Story 3 yesterday. LOVED IT. I was surprised by that. Sequels generally suck, but this was divine. I definitely recommend it.

Anyway, off to pick up the Mexicans from the Gautrain now, so must dash. Hope to be a better blogger this week!


Shayne said...

So how many sets of guests have you had - just the two? At least you have been completely involved in the soccer thing which is great.

There seems to be a major lull in blogland at the moments, so don't panic too much about not posting regularly.

Dying to see Toy Story 3 - not showing here yet thO!

Damaria Senne said...

Blogging ( and us your readers) will still be here when your guests leave, so enjoy having them:-)

Anonymous said...

Where do all these people come from? ;-) Are you running a world cup B&B Tamara?

po said...

woah busy lady, I think you should write us a log of all your visiter adventures :)

I know you are hectically busy but it does sound quite exciting and fun too.

Hardspear said...

I am sooo frustrated not being able to blog more regularly. I know the feeling. Sounds interesting meeting all the foreigners.

Helen said...

I miss reading your daily posts, but I'm glad you've got so much work with the scary freelancing jump and all that.

Enjoy the visitors, you must be meeting all kinds of amazing people!

boldly benny said...

I had a bit of a blog catch up last night and finally did a post. Being removed from your reader was my wake-up call, ha ha!

Tamara said...

Benny: That was not on purpose, actually. Will fix it now. Sorry about that - I am useless at these techie things.