I am joining Trent’s Weekly Smile challenge this week.
I had a lot to smile about this week.
My first smile is something I’ve been smiling about for a few weeks actually so I’m including it in this post. My handsome husband is now a Cover Boy! He appeared both on the cover and on a centrefold of Ski-boat Magazine. One of his friends quipped that it’s sold more copies than Play Boy this month!
I smiled this week when I was invited to join a group of ladies at my friend Sarah’s for tea. Back in Cape Town it would be unusual to find the majority of the company speaking Afrikaans but here the English speaker is in the minority. I chatted away in my second language and smiled when I was complimented for doing so. They were ALL prepared to swap to English for my sake! Dankie dames vir julle vriendelikheid. Ek het die oggend so baie geniet.
The next thing that made me smile was a visit from my darling daughter. Since she was very little she’s been a whiz at doing jigsaw puzzles. After breakfast on Saturday she decided that she’d buy a big one to do over the weekend. She mentioned this to our host at the coffee shop and he disappeared only to reappear with one he had stowed away – “If you don’t finish it, I’ll come over and do it next week,” he said. The picture was most appropriate – I keep telling my daughter to kiss the frog to find her prince but she refuses to do it!
I smiled again when some Cape Francolin visited my garden. They were not shy of us at all and seemed to say thank you for the seed we put out.
And finally I smiled when The Earl suggested we go away to warmer climes for a couple of weeks. “Where to?” I asked thinking a northern game reserve would be nice. But we’re heading that way in November and he had other plans. “How about a tropical island? The Maldives, Seychelles, Malaysia or Thailand?” We decided on Thailand and we leave next Saturday – I have a very big smile on my face!