Posted by: granny1947 | December 24, 2013

Granny and the trip continued.

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Hello All.

I am dying here.
I can’t handle heat and it is HOT in this damn flat.
Mex and I went for a walk on the beach front this morning but the rest of the day I have spent sleeping.
And dreaming I was in hospital and having injections all around my ear.
I have no idea what was wrong with me but I woke up with a stiff neck and a headache.
Both of which have now gone.

Where was I???
Oh yes,  widdling on the side of the road.
I, eventually, reached the town of Oudtshoorn.
Where I bought a new battery for my car.
Oudtshoorn is a town in the Karoo.
It is very hot.
And they charge R2-00 to use the toilet in the shopping centre.
You will notice I have become fixated on toilets.

The rest of the day was uneventful and I got to Swellendam.
Which is where my elder daughter lives.
This is the view from their cottage.
A lovely place.

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I was thrilled to find out she has become a good cook.
Though I never saw the evidence.
Her husband made a BBQ for supper and I hit my bed early.
My grandson is still very unsure of me.
But that is fine.
I have outgrown three year olds.

The next morning I drove a 100kms to Caledon where I met my daughter/granddaughter and my one grandson for breakfast.
It was great to see them but I was horrified to discover that they have absolutely NO knowledge of what is happening in the world..
The downside of living in a tiny village.

From there I went onto my lovely Cape Town and spent the night with my friend of over fifty years.
It was super.
This is the view from their back garden.

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More tomorrow.

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Responses

  1. you are doing the annual rounds I take it…surely you did not pay R2 to spend a penny?
    No air con? That must be a funny place I thought that people who live in hot places always had aircon
    Waiting for next episode

    • I did indeed spend R2-00 to spend a penny…and again on the way back. Nope…only the rich have airconditioners.

  2. hot hot hot! poor you

    • I can’t bear it Sidey!!!

      • sympathy!

  3. Love the kitty sitting in the wheel-well! Merry Christmas tomorrow.

    • Isn’t he cute Pussycat? Couldn’t resist taking several shots. You have a great Xmas too.

  4. Good golly, Granny, that first pic is beyond cute!

    • Hi There Hook…wasn’t he too cute? Good thing I saw him before I pulled out!!!

      • Oh yeah!

  5. Hello! Loving this account – heat-wave and all. How long are you in Cape Town for?

    • Hi Joanne…I was there for a week…got back on Saturday..sob!

  6. I like the idea of living in a small village and TUNING OUT the world.

  7. Hey, don’t drive off! … Oh, you didn’t. Phew!
    Caledon is THAT in the sticks?
    You were really doing the Grand Tour, weren’t you?

    • Hi Col..Caledon is on the N2 to Cape town..about 100kms from Swellendam.


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