Posted by: granny1947 | February 19, 2012

Granny’s Sweet and Sour Sunday

Hello All.

So….on Thursday I woke up and thought “yippee, I am better”
Went off happily to work.
Even stopped on the way to take the above photo.
In the afternoon I went off to the airport and collected Mex.
He was so happy to be home.

On Friday morning I woke up and thought WTF?
The tummy bug was back.
And he brought all his friends and family.
Nausea, problem tummy and aching joints.
Oh yes…and cold sweats.

I went off to work unhappily.
And came home in the afternoon.
Mex was very good to me.
Though I DID hear him mutter that he thinks I am allergic to him.

By yesterday the bug had migrated to my kidneys.
I decided NOT to go and see sexy Doc.
Hell I have used up most of my medical aid already.
So I am dosing myself with massive doses of Cranberry juice.
And loads of honey.
And garlic.
Vampires beware.
I am feeling marginally better this morning.
In fact I intend dragging myself off to the beach just now.
I NEED my beach.
So does Jasmine.

I phoned Wendy yesterday.
Just for a chat.
Which was just as well.
She arrives this afternoon.
And I thought it was next week.
I am so happy she is coming.
Which is selfish.
I am not the one who has to have the chemo.

Later today I must try to do the accepting of award thingy.
Because I promised Souldipper.
Now Sonel has given me one too.
I see on hers I have to mention things about me from a to z.
Oh brother.
Anyway,watch this space.

The guinea fowl are making a racket.
The sun is coming up.
The wind hasn’t woken yet.
The beach is calling.
I will be back.

And I’m back.
And it was amazing.
My soul has been fed.

As we were leaving Jasmine came up from the dunes.
With a breadroll in her mouth.

It must have been stale.
Cos she buried it.

Now I know very few people read the blogs on a Sunday.
So I could be just chatting away to myself.
But that’s ok too.

Have a great day everyone.



  1. I think you need to send that bug far far away for ever

    • I agree Sidey…I am sick of being sick!

      • i have several friends and workmates all going through very rough times health-wise. I sympathyse so with them and just want them all well again

  2. Can’t say that you gave a boring life. Nice pic of Table, Mountain and Devil’s Peak. Taken from Boys Drive I assume.

    • Thanks Newsy…actually it was taken from Silvermine…love that view.

  3. Wow, Granny – what a fabulous shot on the first photo…just WOW!

    Glad you are improving – that bug is not just in S. Africa. It’s modus operandi is to return which is why it doesn’t pay to rally too early.

    You’ll do fine on adding the awards.

  4. Oh granny, let’s send that bug far far away. Shoo! Leave granny alone you nasty bug! There!

    Jasmine is just so gorgeous and adorable! I so love you photo’s granny. They tell their own story. Not as great as you tell yours but I love them as well. Big hugs to you and Jasmine. πŸ™‚ xxx

  5. No you are not just chatting to yourself…I am here too!

    I don’t know if I should commiserate on your illness or congratulate on your recovery,,,so I will do both. Just don’t give the dreaded lurgy to Wendy. She may be your best friend but THATn she does not want to share,..

    I see Mex has returned..doe sthat mean the the Grandchildren are no longer with you……love P

  6. I’m here, reading blogs on a Sunday!
    Hope the bleep,bleep bug goes away soon.
    I would love to live near Cape Town, but will have to settle for Jo’burg.

  7. Great photos – I am really going to miss them when you move (which sounds rather selfish of me, sorry).
    Hope the bug has been seen off by the garlic!.

  8. Hope you feel better soon Granny.

  9. No, you’re not blogging to yourself. I’m here. I had that bug thing last weekend. I had chills so bad Saturday night so bad I went to bed wearing my fur lined hoodie and a jacket, my teeth were chattering so. It lasted about 4 days. I was miserable. I hope you are feeling better now. The photo of Jasmine and the roll is adorable.

  10. Always so enjoy stopping by your bug, ehem blog πŸ™‚ Feel better soon, Granny47. Love, cat

  11. Enjoy your visit with Wendy. Do NOT give her your bug. πŸ˜€

  12. That one definitely qualifies for an ‘ger’ on the end.
    No, it was fresh so she buried it. It needs to mature.

  13. Aww Granny I’ve also had a stomach bug over the last couple of days. I think it’s gone and then it returns. Worst thing is we are in France. I hate being ill when I’m not in my own home. Hope you feel better soon

  14. I read blogs on Sunday, Granny, and I enjoyed yours. Hope you get to feeling better!

  15. I had that stomach thing in December and got more familiar with the toidie than I ever thought was possible. I thought I was gonna turn myself inside out. At one point I just took my pillow and blankie and curled up in the tub. Bah. Hope you crush that bug and throw it out the door. Your beach pictures are lovely. Take care Granny.

  16. The Troll came home yesterday cos she is ‘man-down’ with the same bug, funny when she’s sick she suddenly wants her Mommmy! Hope you feel better soon.

    • You missed an opportunity Sue…should have said “whose your Momma?”!!!

  17. Poor Granny, you have had a rough time of late. May your health improve in leaps and bounds real soon.

    • Thanks Optie…hopefully, I am now on the mend.

  18. I don’t think there’s a vampire in the world that would dare come near you, garlic or not πŸ™‚

  19. Oh granny those pics really make me want to move there. If I lived by the beach I know that I would be well. weller. I know, not a word. Hope you feel better.

  20. I may not read blogs on Sundays, but I always catch up during the week! LOL I hope you’re feeling MUCH better now, Granny, and that you’re enjoying Wendy’s visit. That bug seems to be circling the earth – tons of people here have gotten it too. Seems like an extra nasty one this year. 😦

  21. Jasmine is GORGEOUS, Granny, gorgeous.

    Oh, you’re so busy – you have a truly full life. And where you live, the views….

    Glad you got back to work – were well enough, you know πŸ™‚ N.

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  23. I hope the bug soon will stop bugging you. Doesn’t sound particularly fun. When I look at the beach picture with all the birds, I certainly understand why you need it. It looks gorgeous. A great photograph!

  24. Granny, good to see you’re still hitting the beach! thelisas miss you! We have a new children’s book to show-and-tell you about πŸ˜‰

  25. Well, I’m a week late, but here I am reading your Saturday post. Get better, already!

  26. “I went off to work unhappily.”
    Who doesn’t, Granny?
    Hang in there!
    By the way, I LOVE that closing shot!

  27. Jasmine is so cute…my Chevvy finds food everywhere as well…scary at time

  28. God … it is good to met you even though you are a very young Granny … Soul Dipper has said I must watch out for you and connect. (a much older granny … 1946) What a glorious place it is that you lie. Liz

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