GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Hello there to all my blogging buddies!
I've only been absent for a few days, but if feels like weeks!
It's amazing how the blogging bug becomes so ingrained in us. I've missed you all.
We've had a wonderful, relaxing Easter break. The family has been home, on holiday and we've had time to simply be together and catch up on our lives. During the break, the Boss and I got to visit some interesting places together. One day, we took a trip (for old time's sake) to Pretoria to see the...
This is an incredible, 62m high momument, which took approximately 12 years to build and was inaugurated on 16th December 1949. It was set up as a tribute to the old Afrikaner Pioneers of this country.
I have tons of pictures and don't have the time to paste them all up, but the link,
is worth a visit. I will be putting up a special post sometime in the future, but I have some serious time constraints at the moment.
Nevertheless, just a few pictures to pique your interest...
In our own neighbourhood, the leaves on the trees, continue to change colour. Beautiful autumn oranges, yellows and reds - who can't appreciate the changes in the season?...
What an array of colours!
Rehearsals for Toby's debut in the musical production of
are back in full swing.
The preparations will be stepping up a gear from this weekend. On Friday, we will finally get the opportunity to 'fine-tune' some of Toby's scenes, directly with little Annie. There are
only THREE WEEKS TO GO!!!
... before the curtain goes up.
I imagine that things will start getting really hectic from now on. In lieu of this, I've decided to postpone Toby's formal obedience classes and training towards his CGC at
We'll catch up with this once the production is over. I feel that Toby's activities, training and involvement needs to be paced, in order to ensure the best result for the entire week of the
23-25th May 2011.
Tickets are already on sale at the high school, so if anyone is interested in buying tickets, please call the
RANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL at
011 782 6226
The prices of tickets range from R100-R150, so call them early, to ensure your seats!
(Zena...I have booked yours!)
Some pictures from Toby's recent attendance at the rehearsals...
I finaly have the 'moving trolley' for Toby's final scene and have brought it home so that he can practice. This trolley is used for the final scene - where he is brought on stage (as a Christmas present for Annie). I brought the trolley home on Monday evening and immediately put his crate on it.
He is totally enamoured with this - absolutely loves it's elevated feel.
I've been pushing him around the house in his moving crate and he thoroughly enjoys it. This is a big relief for me - I imagined it to be our biggest obstacle we'd be facing because Toby is still nervous sometimes. (Perhaps our new obstacle will be to GET HIM OUT, once he is on stage, LOL!)
Hopefully he won't even blink an eyelid at the transition to the stage. We hold our breath...
Toby doesn't seem to notice that winter is on us. It's quite chilly here at the moment. We've had lots of rain recently, which has added to the chill. As far as he is concerned, his swimming time remains a joy...
That's all for now, friends. I'll be trying to catch up on some of your blogs in the next few days.
Keep well and lotsaluv to all of you.