Monday, 19 February 2018


It is 4:30pm, the cafe is packed with women and bored children. Another 4 days to go before the children go back to school and tempers are already frayed. On a normal day this cafe would be almost empty, part of the appeal to me as I can sit quietly and write a new new blog without the tantrums and screams. 
Anyway, on another note, Jacob Zuma is out and Cyril is in. There is talk of Zuma being charged and taken to court, I have my doubts. He will get a pardon and the matter will be swept under the carpet, if he goes down most of the ANC executive would follow. I would be surprised if he gets anything more than a stern talking to, which he probably has already had. Would love to get some comment from those who live there and are better placed to know how this might play out.
Cannot help playing with politicians names, in this case we have Zumafia vs Cyril Ramifications.

Someone once asked me if I wanted to go to the hot jungles of Costa Rica, not likely, the nearest I will get to Costa Rica is a hot flush at Costa Coffee. What is it about Costa Rica that seems to draw people there? Costa Rica (meaning 'Rich Coast') is Central America, just above Panama. Google describes it as:
'Costa Rica is a rugged, rain forested country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.'
An interesting fact is, they do not have an army. Yep, following the a brief Civil War, it permanently abolished its army,  becoming one of only a few sovereign nations without a standing army. That was back in 1949. It is actually less than half the size of England but has less than 5m people. 
After doing some reading, I am attracted to the vast areas of protected forests, great for taking some happy snaps and doing the odd blog about the local customs and traditions.

Daniels Birthday, happy birthday Dan, hope you had a wonderful day. Birthdays, takes me back to Robert, on his birthday last year. We bought him a VW Polo, he was speechless and very happy. Gary took inspiration from our example and bought Dan a Ferrari, red, soft top, is there no end to the love, that father, has for his son?  Now it is the small matter of getting a driving licence. 

Sorry about the slooming, but I intend to do a lot of gongoozling over the weekend, maybe even see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary.


  1. Very good!!!

    Sold that Ferrari already, Claudia said it wasn't practical. Alex didn't like it either, his car seat was very BMW X1 in the garage now, 2,0 Diesel, very fun!

    1. Am I wrong but i am sure it is the weekend and a photograph of the X1 is outstanding?

  2. I agree, a Ferrari does not do shopping or school runs but the BMW X1 is a perfect choice for the really fun things in life, now let's have a photo