July and August summer holidays were spent in the South African winter, we had a whirlwind visit and it was wonderful to see all our family and friends, who we miss dearly! The kids and I spent the first week in Johannesburg with Les, Paul, Cam and Lauren, Debs, Dave, Ash and Robyn and all our amazing friends, Aline put up with us with almost constant daily visitsJ then we visited Mom and Dad in Jeffries Bay, it was so lovely to spend time with them and the kids loved every moment. Steven joined us in JBay and from there we went to Durban to see Steve’s brother Andrew and we got to see my amazing Aunt Hillary, Uncle Rob and cousins, what a treat. We then drove to the Drakensburg where we spent an icy weekend, which was a wonderful change for us from the heat of Doha. My 40th Birthday party was spent back in Johannesburg with my wonderful family and friends, who made it unforgettable, Paul and Les spoilt me with a limo drive to the restaurant, it made me feel like a million bucks. A day later we flew to Mauritius with our wine club friends to continue celebrating and had a wonderful 10 day holiday at Club Med. What a wonderfully relaxing time and the kids had a ball. Jess turned 7 and had another spoilt birthday celebration, where she danced her little heart out on stage with the Club Med kids. After Mauritius, Steve and I spent another couple of days in Joburg, then scooted off to Sun City with Les and Paul for our last weekend in SA…..and finally we had to fly back to Doha L We were all very sad, but also happy to be back home.
South Africa, Mauritius, Sun City in July/August 2009