Combining two weekends in one is kind of cheating but life seems to be on fast forward at the moment.
I had put up some pictures from last weekend but never got around to posting it so here are the pictures my new table (which arrived last weekend) and my weekend's work, so here goes...........
A friend Colleen (an old (in the going back a long way, way) school friend, also at that school, pre-school friend (Warren and Gareth first met at Arderne Gardens Pre-Primary), Rondebosch mom and now new Facebook friend) and her husband Rory (he goes back even further to Rosebank Junior days) have sold their house on Campground Road and are moving into an apartment in Sea Point. With some serious scaling down to do, she had a "contents of house sale" on Saturday. Besides some long chats (and three visits) there were some real finds, which I am so chuffed about.
Two more watering cans for me. I now have Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear - chuffed.
Courtyard looking nice and lush (where did those damn pink flowers appear from?)
I could not resist these little Christmas candle holders which were on special at Woolworths this weekend (the toffees inside, were not bad either).
After a rather busy and stressful week at work, yesterday morning bright and early, Ginny Hulse and I took a drive to Riebeeck Kasteel. I am on the look out for a particular blue bog salvia (which is not easy to find) and about 2 years ago I bought some for the wonderful nurseryman in Riebeeck West.
This is a small bonsai, looks misleading with my fancy pancy zoom lens
His hothouse "temple" with amazing tropical plants (and he told us later 2 Cape Cobras)
Stunning sculpture in fish pond
My Christmas tree is still not up, David and Lucie arrived with the balance of my wedding decor stuff (where am I going to put everything?), I have also inherited some more "old stuff" from my mother and Rob who are busy moving into a retirement "hotel". (Feel so bad, I have been of no help in their move). Rob could not believe that I wanted an old wire, rusted table. It is awesome (I"ll show you next week together with my Christmas tree). I also got a nice cupboard which I am trying to find a home for (packing space for the wedding decor). Lots to do, my house looks like we have been burgled but hopefully by tomorrow I will have a whole load of stuff for Albertina to take with her to the Eastern Cape. Fun times, a glass of wine and Michael Buble's Christmas CD playing full volume. Only thing missing is Gareth who is 29 today. He has been in Port Elizabeth for a sponsored weekend watching the rugby and only gets back tomorrow. Help!! My children are getting old.............