Saturday, 19 December 2015

View from Fiona ' home in South Africa

Some of the views from Durban

These are just a few of the views from Fiona's house in Durban 

Thursday, 17 December 2015

In the shade of the Christmas Tree

I can't believe it but the ladies put the tree up last week and it was 35 degrees outside. I must admit it's a bit alien to me as I am more used to 5 degrees . But the made an excellent job has you can see .

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

South Africa visit day 2 The Shongololo

The Shongololo

This is a Shongololo I've named him red he is the first native creepy crawlie I've found 
I think we would call him a millipede he's about three inches long .

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

South Africa visit day 4

Don't know if somebody is trying to tell me something but look at the name of the road we are staying on !

Went to Pavillion yesterday this is the local mall, This used to be the biggest mall in the Southern Hemisphere ,  very much like Meadowhall back home although I don't think it's as big a lot of the shops are very similar but obviously have different names when we came out it was pouring down .

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Breakfast with the Stevenson's South Africa visit day 2

Breakfast at the Moses Madhiba stadium, Durban , South Africa.

Breakfast at Nino's beneath the Moses Madhiba stadium, Durban built for the 2010 World Cup .

South Africa visit day 1

We have arrived after travelling for what seemed like forever . I' m struggling a bit with the heat , but I would,  I' m from Yorkshire .
We had a really friendly reception straight out of the car straight to a braai ( that's South African for a BBQ ) and a few beers .
The temperature has been 35 degrees today and we have been out perusing the local antiques shops looking for goodies . Unusually for us we didn't buy anything .

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Last Sunday....

Last Sunday before departure

Morning all , well this is my last weekend before departing on my winter adventure to sunnier climes. I have actually got a design commission to work on while I am away , as well as another private venture to plan. I'll keep you all updated with lots of photos as and when I have access to a computer .
until the next post , look after yourselves
j x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Countdown to the Cradle of Civilization

Winter Vacation

Well not long now , this time next week we will be  winging our way to sunnier climes . That's right we are off to spend Christmas and New Year in Durban , South Africa. I am hoping to do a travelblog so if you are interested check it out , if your not I'll catch you on the flipside.