I'm in Johannesburg again having spent a very broke Christmas and New Year in Cape Town. In my previous post Hi-jacked and Rewarded I was feeling so chuffed with myself for sorting out my computer problems by myself, unfortunately when I got home to Melkbos, around the middle of December, I found my computer had committed Hara-kiri ( Japanese for suicide) and despite all my efforts and those of my friends, we were unable to resuscitate it. No computer, no TV and no money, how boring. Anyway My brother Myles gave me a call last week and invited me to come help with running the workshop up here, so here I am.
So let me fill you in with a few interesting things that have happened. You remember my previous post Hobbit hill, my interpretation? well the above picture is of one of the houses that has been installed in the park outside Myles and Tracy's home, pretty cool don't you think?
|Another Hobbit home|
I'm happy with they way the whole place turned out.
Anyway, back to Melkbos. Christmas in Cape Town was a very hot and windy affair. Temperatures in the mid thirties, centigrade that is, and the South Easterlies blowing like crazy. When the wind blows like that the kite surfers come flooding in from all over the world, it's a very popular venue for a very popular sport. Driving from Strand back to Cape Town along the false bay beach road and then to Melkbos past Blaauwberg was like entering some exotic kite festival. It was so beautiful with all those huge multi-coloured sails with surfers performing all sorts of aerial tricks, very exciting.
Christmas day was spent with James and Coleen and a few other friends. Coleen is one of those people who thoroughly enjoys cooking up a storm when entertaining, what a meal. I don't have any pictures with me so cannot entice your taste buds with gorgeous visuals, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Madame Zingara The Miracle Tour. The show was absolutely outstanding, the Mirror tent is beautiful and the food was simply scrumptious. A pair of lit hearts welcome you when you arrive, I personally built them, makes a warm fuzzy feeling all through me knowing what an outstanding show I had a very small part of.
Well time went by and in march a friend Rick had his birthday party at a place down the road called The Bush Pub.We were all having a great time with the kids all around us when we noticed a snake in the trees trying to get to some birds nests.
One last thing before I sign off; I was sitting at home a few days before I came up to Johannesburg with no dog food and no money and I was talking to the Lord and letting him know that I needed about R60.00 to get food for them. There is a scripture in the gospel of John where Jesus tells his disciples that anything they ask of Him in His name, He will do for them and so on the off chance I took a walk down to the village and checked my bank account. Guess what, there was R60.00 available. Prayers offered with a sincere heart are amazingly effective. Thank you Lord, you are so faithful to me.
Bless you all and hopefully I will get to use this computer again next weekend. Lots of love, Geoff.