Saturday, February 20, 2010

Clebrating South Africa 2010

This morning a special friend and I went to a breakfast put on by our church. It was a wonderful time of celebrating South Africa 2010. The weather was more than good and the venue perfect!. The views out across the Constantia vineyards toward the back of our magnificent Table Mountain were spectacular.
The tent was filled with more than 300 women gathered to celebrate together. We were treated to a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit salad, muesli, yogurt, quiche, muffins and juice and coffee.We enjoyed a fashion show and dance by some of the Dizzy Feet Dance School students. It was lovely to watch.There were two guest speakers, Bertha Du Plessis/ Cronje and Louise Swart. Both were excellent. Bertha bravely shared her testimony about her life with Hansie Cronje and how she survived and coped with his tragic death. She truly loved this man and went through incredible highs and lows with him. She shared how God was her strength at the time of his death. She is a brave and humble woman. She is now happily married with two young sons. Louise spoke about the power we have as woman to change things around us. She spoke about the power of the tongue and the mind. It was a fantastic morning.

I was impressed to find Eric teaching J and his friend accountancy when I came home. I just love the way these boys have taken on their work with such determination and diligence. They aim to be ready to write their term tests by 22 March so there is some catching up to be done.

This afternoon I had the opportunity to visit the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the first time ever. I had complimentary tickets to the Go Natural and Organic Expo. T and I escaped the heat for an afternoon of fun! We enjoyed the delicious samples of the likes of organic olives prepared in more ways than one can think of, organic chocolates , dried fruit, organic wines, pestos , tapenades, name it, it was there! I could not resist some Aloe pickle and their newly launched choaloes ( aloe covered in dark chocolate!)
I was also pleased to find an organic solution to the snout nosed beetles that are chomping my veg garden , as well as a solution to the caterpillars.

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