Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Weekend News

This weekend was pretty hectic. We went away to Johannesburg to attend a wedding & only returned on Monday evening. So today feels like Tuesday, but is actually Wednesday (as you all know,lol!) We left Jack here as he has just been appointed cricket captain of his team & it was the biggest match of the season, against their famous rivals. We accepted the wedding invite 3 months ago so of course couldn't foresee this, and, even if we had, the wedding couldn't be changed on our account, so it was just one of those unfortunate "double dates" that happens at times.

All's well that ends well as his team won & he finished off the season with the highest scores on his sheet. Hockey season has started here now & he has made the squad. Trials were on Monday. His team has an upcoming tour to Joburg so looks like we'll be off again there soon. Preparing for our weekend away seemed to make it hardly worth it. It's amazing how much organisation goes into necessitating "getting off the treadmill" for just a couple of days.

The drive was LONG (about 700km's I think...) so took about 8 hours with Shane at the helm (not the fastest driver,lol!) & we had to have the obligatory pit stops en route for hungry kids. Luckily there are some fairly decent roadside garage stores along the way, but of course, prices are double what you would normally pay. We arrived with not much time to spare & getting ready was pretty crazy. I lost my phone down one of the centre seats (as they are able to fold away right into the base of the car) when I took a little nap on the way, so I spent all weekend fretting that my phone had fallen out somewhere,LOL. What a relief to find it on our last night, after some serious searching & thanks to dh.

The wedding was low key & fairly small but everything had been thought out to the finest detail, so it was a lovely experience for us all, & one we don't get too often these days. 40th birthday parties are more the order of the day for us now. The bride had the longest eyelashes I had ever seen (obviously false) & it got me thinking, I should definitely try them as my eyes are tiny...just have visions of them hanging off at one corner as the evening progresses though ;-) I was socialled (?) out by 10.30 as I don't do well making small-talk for tooooooooo long, but of course, hubby was having a whale of a time so I was stuck there a good few hours longer. As usual I was the designated driver, good thing too as the 2 glasses of wine I did have gave me the usual splitting headache the following morning...

I did manage to collect a table's worth of black velvet ribbon (used to tie around the menus!) & 8 bling-topped pins (used to secure them...) to use on my scrapbook layouts of the event. Sure will add the "personal" touch!

The next day was a family breakfast/farewells to some/followed by an all-day family lunch & dinner at Montecasino - a real novelty for us Durbanites. We had to rush back on Monday in order to collect Jack from sport in the afternoon so another long car journey where I got to quality-control my first batch of crochet flowers & package them up. I am experiencing some start-up difficulties with the unemployed ladies making them, as my standards & theirs are not in line, KWIM??? So sorry to Jacki...I was meant to bring samples...I will e mail you pics of them before March is over.

I have to do some serious editing of the family photos before I dare show you all. Anyone know of a retouch tool that knocks of the kilos?!

8 comments:

topkatnz said...

Sounds like the wedding was a great success in the end ... and good on Jack for all his sporting successes too!!!

Jenny said...

We used to do the journey in the opposite direction to visit our family in Durban for weekends so I know what you mean.

Glad it was a good weekend for all

Jenny in Durbs said...

Sounds like a great weekend & its so nice to catch up with family & friends. Well done to Jack ! Looking forward to your unveiling of your new venture.

Lynette said...

You really packed a lot into just a weekend...you must be exhausted.

Joanne said...

What does KWIM mean, hope I am not being a toss

Cindy said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. photoshop is a bit scary. i find that i can do layouts quicker but then i just layer elements, i dont fiddle too much, i am still learning. i havent bought any kits, there are so many freebies. but i do prefer traditional layouts as i like to actually have a copy and printing the digi one is a bit flat and restrictive in size (cant do 12x12) but its good fun to give it a go

Desire Fourie said...

Busy weekend indeed. The intimate wedding sounds beautiful and I can't wait to see those personalised layouts with black velvet ribbon and bling pins. Glad you found your phone in the end. Did you go and see the bird park at Monte Casino? Congrats with your son's cricket captain selection and their win. Hugs from Desire

jax said...

Congrats to Jack!!! Not at all bad for a new boy to the school!