Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Last post for July

Couldn't really think of another title for this post! Don't have much news, work's been busy, still learning so much, weekend was awesome again. Friday night we had supper in Parkhurst with friends (old university friend was visiting JHB) plus a gourmet milkshake at the Fire and Ice hotel in Melrose Arch. Breakfast on Sat morning at Salvation Cafe, one of my favourite brunch/lunch places that Aviva introduced me to and Saturday afternoon we went to a Christening and just stayed at home chiling on Sat evening. On Sunday we had friends over for a braai. So all in all a pretty perfect weekend.

Did my first class at gym too on Monday!!!! It was a Zumba class, and I wasn't nearly as tired in the end as I though I would be :-) Was supposed to go to a Body Conditioning class today as well, but got stuck in traffic and my blood sugar went a bit low so didn't make it, but definitely giving it a shot next week! Going to gym tomorrow for some normal treadmill etc.

My sis is arriving tomorrow night f0r her birthday on Friday!!! Not sure if I've mentioned this before (???), but she GOT ENGAGED in June!!!! So it'll be the first time seeing her since that's happened! We'll be having supper at my parents' place on Friday evening, and on Sat it's wedding dress shopping time :-) The big day is going to be in Feb next year, exactly 18 months after our wedding (of which the 1 year anniversary will be next month!!!). Exciting times!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back to School!

OK so I've been back at work for a whole week. Definitely feeling rested after the trip with new energy for work! And energy I need because a new job is not easy! Every day gets better at least and feeling more comfortable as time goes by.

The weekend was SO NEEDED. Had a great time and slept late! On Sat was my friend Andrew's birthday lunch (braai). Really enjoyed being back in the SA sun! Nothing like a braai (BBQ) with great friends, new and old, speaking your own language (or at least your own accent!) and sitting in the sun in winter :-) On Sunday we had my parents over for another braai and some more sitting outside. Also did a tiny bit of gardening. Was so inspired by how pretty Annelie and Bernie's garden is in Chesham! It's obviously winter here and everything is dusty and bare, but have to start preparing for spring. Which is hopefully SOON. I'm over the cold mornings and going to work in the dark at 6am, even though we probably missed to wost of the cold!

Went back to gym yesterday as well. Lost 2kg, yay! Definitely from all the walking overseas, hope I can keep it off! Leg muscles sore after doing weights at the gym though! Going to be even more sore tomorrow, but will be back then on Thursday. Oh, and Friday it's 3 and a half years with the lungs!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

UK "farewell BBQ"

Last night Annelie organised a braai (BBQ) for us. Despite the rain it was very nice and the food excellent! Also met some friends of hers that follow my blog :-)

Regents Park and Sightseeing in London

Greenwich and Tower of London