Posted by: granny1947 | June 9, 2012

Granny goes Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Hello All.

The photo is from the other day.
A day that was sunny.
And warm.
I can’t say the same today.
It is pouring with rain and there is a freezing wind howling.

I have relented and put on the heater.
My son gave me the heater for my birthday five years ago.
I used it once and put it away.
I was too mean to use the extra electricity.
Today I said to hell with it.
I am pleasantly surprised to see it still works.
Not that it is helping too much.

I can’t find my e-reader.
I have turned our place upside down.
I think I hid it away when all the contractors were here.
I did a good job.
It is very frustrating because TheLisas have given me a copy of their book.
And I am dying to read it.
I will have to have another look just now.

In other news Tom is still missing.
I am trying not to stress.
He has done this before.
I am just surprised he is doing it in such rotten weather.
I think this is day four.
Oh dear.

This morning I got a call from one of my guys, from work, in Cape Town.
He tells me my successor is taking strain.
I think he looked at me and thought “if this old girl can do the job, it must be easy”
He spent almost NO time learning what I did.
Granny gives an evil chuckle.
Actually, I am not really feeling evil.
I don’t like that my boys are not happy.
I have a soft spot for them.

For donkey’s years now my Dad has been collecting decanters of Bells Whiskey.
All of them are the royal family collection.
I have no idea why he did it.
Does anyone know anyone else who collects them?
They are still full of whiskey.
He is lucky I don’t like the stuff.
I think he would like to sell them but I don’t know where to start.
Any suggestions?

Hmmmmm….I feel a nap attack coming on.


  1. That whiskey sounds like a fortune!! Cape Town is freezing.

    • I think it DID cost a fortune Newsey.

  2. The whiskey is something for specialist collectors.

    Here’s hoping Tom has a temporary warm and dry place

  3. I hope Tom comes home soon and your ereader turns up. When you talk about being cold, I get all confused. I forget that our seasons are the opposite. It is hotte than hell here and humid as well. Summer is in full swing. We have no need of heaters. Glad you found yours.

    • I know Maire…we are not geared up for the cold in Africa…only the VERY wealthy have central heating.

  4. I hope Tom turns up and that you find your e-reader, it’s damn cold here in the hollow as well! Your Dad’s collection could be very valuable, I would look for a reputable dealer….he’s lucky I’m not there, cos I love a whisky!

    • Hi Sue…just found the e-reader now…it was inside…now to see if I can download the book.

  5. Sod the whisky! i am more worried about poor Tom. Before when he went walkies he knew his it is all strange to him and he will not know where he is…Oh poor wee Tom…I feel genuine distress that he has been missing for 4 days…my thoughts and hugs are with you Granny…i know that you do not like it where you are…do you HAVE to stay?

    • Hi Patrecia…Tom still not back…I am seriously worried but I don’t think he would have tried to head back to Cape Town after a whole month here.Did Stumpy come home?

  6. Durban had a big hailstorm yesterday, but me, 30 kms away had only a few spits and a spot. I do so hope ol’ Tom finds his way back to you. How about posting a “lost” sign at the shops?

    A person is always missed after one leaves.

    Keep warm and snug and sell the whiskey!!

  7. I hope Tom comes home soon granny. Hate to think that he’s out there in the cold but cats have such a knack of finding warm dry spots. I would suggest asking an antique collector where to get info for the whiskey. They should be able to recommend a collector. Otherwise in the Garden and Home there is a column that gives advice. Send a photo of the collection (photo size 1 to 2 MB) to giving it the subject Treasure Chest and ask if they can help or direct you to someone who can help you. Could be worth checking out. It has been bitter and so wet with gale force northwesters lashing the bay. Did you see the pic on my timeline of Main Road Kalk Bay on Thursday evening? YOH!! Floods. Love you granny and missing you this side of the world. Don says he misses seeing your little yellow bomber when he drives to Stones in the morning. xxx

  8. Oh Tom poor Tom. Let us know the minute he comes home please. Maybe he is out looking to go back home.

    I went to feed the stray cats today and that did not go well. I was with my daughter in law and she thinks the whole cat thing is silly but she stopped for me anyway. Right as we drove into the little driveway a deer flew out of the bushes beside us and scared the crap out of us. If I had had my arm out of the window it would have hit me! Then I was so scared to walk over further and pour out the food and water, but I did. An entire herd of deer could have come running out and ran over me. Then we argued over how to back out. I said I have done it just back out. I didn’t want her to drive on up and run over demolishion debris. Then as we were driving off I saw a homeless person who had been sitting a few feet away!

    How about ebay for the wiskey. Or a local pub.

  9. I hope Tom has found a warm, dry place until he decides to come home granny – cats are such a worry when they decided to go wandering.
    Glad you eventually found your e-reader!
    As regards the whiskey, you need to find a reputable company to value them for you so you can sell them at their true value. I imagine they must be worth a lot of of money. Google it.

    • I did Google it once before…ended up joining the Bell’s website.
      I now get all sorts of corresponce from them.
      And I don’t even like whiskey.

  10. I do hope that Tom returns home soon. Such a worry. ;( It sounds like winter has come with a vengeance there. Whiskey is very warming. 😉 hugs xx

    • There is NO doubt AD…winter is here.

  11. When Tom comes home give him some whiskey. Try advertising it on Gumtree.

    • So damn cold here Roly…think I should acquire a taste for the stuff.

  12. It’s cold here, too, Granny. Pretty soon the cold fronts will have names like hurricanes! Brrrrrrr.

    Cats. I don’t know if Duc will ever be himself again. Hate to admit, I’m rising at 4:30 or 5:00 am to feed him his special, warmed brekkies. Little poop won’t even look at his cat food. Grrrrr.

    Okay Tom…get yer little furry butt home!

    • This is what I don’t understand Souldipper….Tom has been conning everyone into feeding him…he KNEW he had it good here…am so worried.

      • May you feel that familiar rub soon. It’s not easy going through these disappearances. Over the past month while Duc was so ill, he kept going away – as animals will – to either heal or die. I broke down a couple of times thinking I’d never see him again.

        As he recovers, I’m like an old mother cat every time I see him fall into a familiar pattern or routine! I realize I have to quit treating him like he’s ill! Pretty soon he’ll believe it.

      • I wish he WOULD come back so I can spoil him!

  13. Wow, I thought we only had cold and rain here in England! (mind you, it’s supposed to be our summer and I guess it’s winter where you are?) I trust Tom will soon find his way back to his new home, maybe once it dries up a little!

    • Tom is not back yet…am busy making a poster with his photo.

  14. Poor Tom, and poor Granny, I would be beside myself with worry. Do hope he shows up soon.

    • I am VERY worried Optie but I am an optimist….think he will still walk in yelling the odds.

  15. Sorry about Tom. Hope you find him soon.

  16. It always makes me laugh to read that you’re having winter temps while we’re entering the heat of summer. You relented and turned on the heat at the same time that I relented and put on the air conditioning! 😀

    I’m so sorry to hear that Tom still isn’t home. Maybe he’s out meeting all those new lady cats in the area! Or maybe he doesn’t like the weather and hitched a ride back to Cape Town. 😉 Seriously though, I can imagine how concerned you are. I do hope he finds his way home to you soon.

    I don’t know if you would have the same outlets for collectibles there as we do here, but here we have antiques/collectibles auctions that would sell your dad’s collection of bottles on consignment. Consignors usually do well and end up with a nice bit of extra cash (here in the US there are collectors for everything!). These are live auctions, but I don’t know if filled bottles of alcohol can be sold online (if you don’t have live auctions there), and shipping could be difficult.

    • That is what has been worrying me…how do you transport the stuff???

  17. I used the heater on Saturday too for the first time this winter. The wind was icy here in Jhb.

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