Posted by: granny1947 | May 30, 2015

Granny is home…sort of.


Hello All.

Yes, we are back in our house.
And, my back and neck are officially stuffed.

Mex is STILL unhappy with the wretched ceiling.
I am unhappy with being constantly told to look at the bloody thing.
It is not perfect.
But what is today?
I think he is going to insist on down lights to hide the problem somewhat.
I no longer give a damn.

He has another gripe.
They got the carpet cleaners in to do the carpets before we moved in.
We now have a different shade next to the walls.
Mex thinks the carpets have faded.
I think the cleaners never went right up to the walls.
They will have to come back.
Which means I have not unpacked most of the stuff in my little room.
The fun never ends.

On the upside.
Mex now has his channel TV back.
He is sitting in the lounge flipping from one channel to another.
He is back in his element.
Thank God I have you guys.


Tomorrow I have invited the lass from next door for steak and kidney pie.
Tonight Mex is making chicken curry.
I am not a curry fan but will eat anything I don’t have to cook.

Jasmine has finally calmed down.
She did NOT enjoy the move.
Would not let me out of her sight.
Just in case I went without her.
All is right in her little world now.

And, on that note, I shall leave you.

Oh no wait.
In my last post I told you how our president is not going to pay back any of the money he owes.
Just to rub salt in the wound they have said they intend spending MORE money on his private residence!!!
Probably a hot tub for the next time he sleeps with an HIV positive woman.

The excuse they gave for his swimming pool was that it is ACTUALLY a fire pool!!!
They could have built an olympic size swimming pool for the price they paid.

Anyhow….this is what our new fire engines look like.

Posted by: granny1947 | May 28, 2015

Granny is spitting snakes…and other things

Hello All.

Before I even go to look at yesterday’s comments I need to have a rant.

For my overseas friends, the above picture is the PRIVATE residence of our illustrious president.
R260 MILLION rand was spent on upgrading his home.
Ostensibly for security purposes.
Like a huge swimming pool and cattle kraal.
Amongst other things.

Our public protector said he should pay back some of the money.
He ignored her.
He got the minister of police to do a report.
The minister HE appointed.

It has just come onto twitter that the Police Minister says he does not have to pay back any money.
We all expected this.
The minister of police likes his job and his seat on the gravy train.

I just have this to say to Zuma.
Mr. Zuma you think you have won.
You are probably sitting there giggling.
But, Mr. Zuma you have actually lost.
You have lost big time.
For once and for all you have proved to your people that you have ….
No integrity.
No honour.
No leadership skills.

You will leave a legacy one day.


Posted by: granny1947 | May 27, 2015

Granny is trying to keep up.



Hello All.

I took my Stepdad down to the beachfront for lunch today.
After lunch we parked and watched the sea.
We both love that so much.
I feel replenished.
Sort of.

We are hoping to move back to our house on Friday.
It is not a good day for me.
Month end and all that.
My mate will not be there.
She leaves for a three week holiday in Germany on Friday.
I shall have to go in and work for a couple of hours and then rush home to help with the move.
My back is aching just thinking of it.

I doubt they will be ready for us to move in.
They have to get people in to clean the carpets.
You can just imagine the state of the carpets after the ceiling was removed and all the walls scraped.
Fortunately, there are only carpets in the two bedrooms.
And, they are small.

If Mex finds one more fault I shall throw a wobbly of note.
I think I could get away with murder.
Any woman prosecutor would understand.
I am sure all my blogger friends would vouch for me too.
You would, wouldn’t you?????

Now I had better see to supper.
Having had lunch I am not really interested.
Oh dear.



Posted by: granny1947 | May 25, 2015

Granny huffs and puffs.


Hello All.

Where has the time gone?
I went onto my last post and was horrified to see it was almost a month ago.
In my defense, life has been hectic.

We lived through them taking down the ceiling.
Even though the dust and dirt was horrific.
Mex was exhausted from carrying the TV through to the bedroom every morning.
And carting it back every evening.
Along with all the kitchen stuff.

Then they started stripping all the paint off the lounge walls.
And Mex snapped.
He woke me up at three in the morning saying THAT IS IT.
So I phoned the developer.
And, in my sternest Granny voice, said I wanted to see him.
The man is clever.
Instead of a face to face he arranged for us to move into a show house.

Have you any idea how much work is involved packing up everything you own?
By the time we were in my back had said Howzit.
And next week we will have to do it all over again.
Fortunately, we packed most of our stuff in sealed boxes and only kept out what I thought we would need for three or four weeks.
It is amazing how much you do NOT really need.

The show house has been sold and good luck to the new owners.
The damn place has no insulation yet and is darn chilly.
Even though it has three bedrooms I would not exchange houses.
Ours is in a much better position.
It also has a hell of lot to be done to it.

On a lighter note.
Anyone now what these birds are?
They fly around in big groups.


And, on an even lighter note, Jasmine being terrorized by a Siamese cat.


This is one smart cat.
It knows Jasmine will not hurt him.
It also thinks the complex belongs to him.

I have loads more to tell you but will give you a break for now.


Posted by: granny1947 | April 28, 2015

Granny and so it continues.

Hello All.

There is good news and bad news.
Let’s start with the good.
That is always more fun.
At long last I have a phone.
Now I can visit everyone.
It is a wireless phone in the meantime but it seems to work.
Most of the time.

This is going to be a long post.
Bear with me.
Or leave.
YOU have the choice.
And, I won’t be offended.
Because I won’t know.

Before I go any further let’s have a photo.
I feel naked without one.


You weren’t expecting that, were you?
Came across him in the back yard the other day.
NO, NO, No….we live in Africa but we don’t have lions roaming in the garden.

I don’t know if I mentioned that the 21yr old granddaughter/daughter was spending ten days with us.
She has kept me on the hop.
The game park.
And nearly every shopping mall in town.
Thank heavens she has run out of money.
I never want to see another mall.

When we got into the park we met these guys.



And they wouldn’t get out of the road.
I, eventually, had to drive off the road and edge round them.

There were load of big photos of various animals with stats about them.
But we saw next to nothing.
And I wondered if it was a big con!!
We saw lions and tigers etc but they were all in enclosures.
Big enclosures but they still made me feel sad.

The bad news is about the house.
The new ceiling is in but they have to work on it again.
Still joins showing.
Wait for it.
The whole bloody house has to be repainted inside.
Apparently, they put the primer and some other thing on in the wrong order.
They got in a woman from the paint company.
She said the whole lot has been compromised.
It has to be scraped down to the plaster and completely redone.

Mex is besides himself.
Walks around muttering.
And sometimes swearing.
It is all he can talk about.
Except when he is grumpy about almost everything else.

Well that is it for today.
No wait.
It was my birthday on Saturday and I had a lovely day.
Which included a surprise cup of coffee with my lovely friend, Colleen.
I wonder if I can copy the photo she put on Facebook.
Nope, I will save that for another day.


Posted by: granny1947 | April 13, 2015

Granny and a ceiling update



Hello All.

I think this will be a post of few words.
The pictures say it all.


I am just sitting here wondering why I bothered to wash my hair this morning.
Or the rest of me for that matter.
I am CHEWING dust.
And God knows what else.

On the upside I can get to my computer.
So sanity prevails.

They are also going to have to repaint the lounge and kitchen.
Which probably won’t happen this week.
The ceiling still has to go in.
And be skimmed.
And have several layers of paint.

I just have one thing to say.
It can just stay that way.

Posted by: granny1947 | April 12, 2015

Granny and a bit of this and a lot of that.



Hello All.

Yes, have just come back from a walk with Jasmine.
And a rather large adrenalin rush.
I spotted this guy in the road.
And I froze.
Then I took the picture.
But, I zoomed in.
After a few minutes of pounding heart beats I decided it was dead.
Nevertheless, I gave it a very wide berth.
Just in case it was faking.

This coming week is going to be absolute chaos.
They are coming in to replace the lounge and kitchen ceilings.
I have packed away all the glass stuff in the display cabinet.
Once again I question myself.
Why do I keep it all?

All my books are in boxes.
Some of the furniture is going to be stored in a garage nearby.
They are going to put plastic up between the lounge and the bedrooms.
But the mess is going to be horrific.
They have to get all the insulation out of the ceiling.
It is not the sort you can roll up.
They pump it into the ceiling.

I think we shall be eating takeaways for the next week.

Hopefully, they will finish it in a week.
My granddaughter arrives on the 20th for ten days.
She is chaos all on her own. :)
I hope you are reading this my darling.

We got another visitor.


They look more frightening than they are.
I wonder how one cooks them?

The this guy has been visiting now and then.
Does anyone know what he is.
He has pale orange around the butt area.
And he is quite aggressive.
Swoops around and chases all the other birds away.


Still no phone.
I promise as soon as I get one I will be visiting all of you again.
I miss you guys.

To end off,  an African sunset.


Posted by: granny1947 | March 31, 2015

Granny is relieved

Image result for guide dogs

Hello All.

So it is official.
I don’t need a guide dog.
I am a happy granny.
The specialist says my right eye has weakened but my left eye has strengthened.
I still have a bit of jelly floating around in the left eye.
But, I can live with that.
No signs of glucoma.(I don’t know how to spell that)
Am not going to look it up either.
You all know what I mean.

Have had a couple of laughs at Jasmine’s expense.
We always stop to say hello to the Border Collie.
The other day he lifted his leg on the gate and pee’d on her head.
The look of horror on her face was priceless.
She immediately squatted and had a pee as well.

Then, yesterday, she caught sight of a large box in the road.
And she froze.
I have no idea what she thought it was.
I had a real battle to get her to walk towards it.
Maybe she thought it was a really big cat.

Two more days and then four days off for the Easter weekend.

Am not speaking to Mex.
You don’t call me bloody stupid and get away with it.
Even if I am.

Back to the eyes.
The specialist has given me a chart.
I am supposed to look at it once a week.
If it goes wonky I must go back to him and they will have to look at my brain.
Not going to happen.
I only have ONE brain.
They are not going to fiddle with it.

Love you all.

Posted by: granny1947 | March 17, 2015

Granny is fed up


Hello All.

To say I am fed-up is putting it mildly.
The above picture was taken AFTER they had “fixed” it.
Mex is more than fed-up.
He spends most of the evening looking up.
And muttering.
He has taped newspaper over a lot of the furniture four times.
Personally, I would have just left the paper until they had finished.
But I don’t question Mex.
I have no idea what they are going to do next.
I don’t think the builders do either!!!

In other news I have an appointment to see the eye specialist on the 31st.
Please send positive vibes.
My regular followers will remember I had cataract ops done before we left Cape Town.
Now the one eye seems to have gone wonky.
This does not sound good and I am a bit concerned.
I only have two eyes.
Like the rest of you guys.
And I am quite attached to both of them.

Things are looking hopeful as far as my phone is concerned.
I have had a phone call and a couple of e-mails from the service provider.
They kept saying we lived in a drive with the same name as our complex,
I kept saying no.
Today, they sent me a map.
And I discovered the streets in the complex have names.
Who knew?
Anyway, it turns out that we DO live in a street with the same name as the complex.
A pity the developers didn’t tell us the streets had names.
Or, just put up street signs.
Anyway, now I know.

And now let me go and make supper.
If it is a flop I can always blame my eyes.
There is an upside to everything.


Posted by: granny1947 | March 10, 2015

Granny has more vistors


Hello All.

Yes, we have had a whole heap of these visiting.
They are Great White Egrets.
Notice their beaks are yellow.
Apparently, this only happens in the breeding season.
The rest of the year they are black.
End of today’s lesson.

The builders have come in and are working on our ceiling.
Absolute chaos.
Last night we had an orange ceiling.
I think that was the glue.
Today they put a layer of plaster(I think).
Now we have a brown ceiling.
Tomorrow it has to dry.
On Thursday they come in and paint.
Today, when I got home,  everything in the lounge was covered in newspaper.
And taped down.
I couldn’t even get into the fridge.
And I was hungry.
The bed was covered in stuff from the kitchen.
So I couldn’t nap.
I shall be glad when this is over.
And then I don’t want to hear ONE complaint from Mex.

Otherwise, nothing exciting happening in my life.
All this will change when I win the lottery tonight.
You can’t say I don’t have positive thinking.
I go to sleep every night thinking of what I shall do with the money.
At least I DO have a ticket.
That is the first positive step!

Now I had better go and make a salad.
We are having left over Macaroni and cheese.
They have taken out our lounge and kitchen lights.
We shall be having a romantic candlelit dinner!!!

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