One of the most important eras in South African History
was the "Great Trek" from the Cape to the interior of South Africa.
I am now doing the whole process in reverse.
As much as I am looking forward to it all I know I will miss this little cottage and my two "landladies" with their 12 poodles.
Julie my Yorkie has become an honorary poodle.
She looks so cute amongst the river of poodles when I go and fetch her.
She always had a play date if I went out shopping for more than a few hours.
I can see me buying another little girl to keep Julie company, that will be so much fun and help celebrate new beginnings.
The boxes from the removal firm arrived today and packing starts tomorrow...three weeks today the huge truck will be in the road and packed to the rafters, and I will have my last sleep as an official resident of Durban.
I opted on packing myself as each and everything is going to be studied carefully and much stuff is going to be gone over with a very fine tooth comb, before it finds a home in Cape Town.
I have given notice to all my friends who were kind enough to look after things for me, that I will be collecting shortly, friends have been so kind.
Am I happy now that I did not sell anything.
Can't wait to get my dishwasher back....silly but I can't say I enjoy washing dishes.
I'll also have a studio again yeah! yeah! yeah!
All I want to do is play with fimo, I'm all knitted out at the moment.
I know my box of goodies for my fellow application has arrived in US of A
DHL tracking has told me so. This is a great relief.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think knitting for fellow could take so many hours and so many decisions.
A bottle of Boschendal Le Bouquet
which is a delicious white South African wine, which has a delightful fruitiness,
was shared with my friend in celebration of a job completed at last.
I look forward to sharing the photographs of the box, but need to wait until after judgment day.
Even if it turns out to be a no go, it is a wonderful feeling of satisfaction that you have tried and done a project to the best of your ability, one cannot expect more than that from oneself.
I had promised my husband Rein that I would do it and now I have, so I am off the hook. It would have been my 35th wedding anniversary tomorrow so that is a good day to start packing for a new future.