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Sylvia usually comes to clean up our mess on Wednesdays, but when she can’t make the regular Wednesday, she comes on Saturday. I hate the Saturday clean-up because it’s one of only two days that I get to lie-in. I also really appreciate the Saturday clean-up because S and I are propelled into action earlier than usual and to do things that we wouldn’t ordinarily do on a Saturday.

This Saturday, we packed the camera and took a tour along the Atlantic Seaboard – the Sea Point to Moullie Point slice, past the weather beaten putt-putt course, the maze and the little blue train. Here is some of what we saw:

Under the fairy lights

Under the fairy lights

There was a funeral on the beach down below, but it seemed like this silver haired man wasn’t able to make it down the stairs.

Against a blue sky

Against a blue sky

I liked the idea

I liked the idea

A little construction

A little construction

Along the Promenade, opposite the old age home

Used for the construction / excavation

Used for the construction / excavation

The light was a bit bright

The light was a bit bright

Some locals we came across

... may lie on the paving

... may lie on the paving

Only during the day

Only during the day

Somewhere to take the children

Somewhere to take the children

THe Old Lady

The Old Lady

A dusty face

A dusty face

Co-ed image

Co-ed image

On the way back

On the way back

Hola 7!

Hola 7!

And a very even sign

And a very even sign

If you made it down this far – kudos to you! I wish there were some kind of viewing application for images with this blog, but beggars can’t be choosers.

There are more photos still, but man, this takes up sooo much time! I hope I get to them.

While on leave, I found my way to another social networking tool, viz. geni.com. It’s highly addictive if you know many people in your family tree. If you don’t you soon run out of steam and your tree stops growing.

There are obviously some flaws in the still beta system, however, that don’t allow for complex and unusual family networks. One of my second cousins, e.g. says that geni won’t automatically connect his mother’s sister and his father’s brother as husband and wife. Funny that – who would expect two sisters to fall for and then marry two brothers? And of course, although it is biologically possible, but socially frowned upon geni.com does not allow siblings to share children. BUT geni.com does allow me to add my darling spoilt cat as the daughter of me and S.

So tomorrow it’s my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and because they don’t have internet access (here in developing Ahfricah), I am taking my laptop along and with all the family shouting at me, I will be updating our family tree to the level of the oldest memory of the second oldest living family member who turned 90 two Sundays ago. Our oldest living family member is 94 years old I think, but he won’t be there tomorrow, unfortunately.

Alright, so that was me bragging about longevity in our family.

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