Sunday, 29 July 2012

2nd Year of Projects - Week 4

After taking an extremely long break from blogging awhile ago, I have really gotten back into it and am loving it.  Yesterday however I wasn't able to blog, well we left home at 08:00 and got back home at 20:30 just in time to watch the swimming at the Olympics.  And I was shattered as soon as the South African's had swum I was in bed and asleep.

We went to Benoni to watch my niece dance, she does Scottish dancing and it was really nice to see them all as they live in Natal.  Boy they have grown up, it astounds me every time I see them, which is not as often as we would like. 

Then it was off to my Daddy who always has a Christmas is July party.  So we had Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.  It is always good to eat that amount and not feel as sick because of the heat.  As Christmas here in South Africa is slap bang in the middle of Summer.  There was just under 30 of us and it was good.

I have had the feeling all morning while laying in bed, yes it's almost 10:30 and I'm still in bed.  Ha, ha, ha.  Love having kids that can feed themselves in the mornings.  I missed blogging yesterday and this is why you are getting a long winded one today.  Making up for lost time.

This will be my last contribution to YOP until after the Ravellenic Games, so see you then.

Teacher Year End Presents (Middle November 2012)
1. Dream Stripes (30 June - 05 July) FO Friday Post
2. Holden (04 July - 08 July) FO Friday Post
3. Shizuku (09 July - 10 July) FO Friday Post
4. Saroyan (11 July - 13 July) FO Friday Post
5. Amari (14 July - 16 July) FO Friday Post
6. Oaklet (18 July - 21 July) FO Friday Post
7.  Ugly Ripple (23 July -25 July) FO Friday Post


To take part in the fun of the YOP challenge and to see other bloggers lists and progress go the Come Blog-a-long group on Ravelry.


  1. Sounds like you had a great visit and Christmas in July sounds just wonderful. Best of luck with the Ravellenic Games.

  2. Good Luck with the Ravellinic games! Sounds like you had a great Christmas in JUly.

  3. Oh Christmas in July sounds fab, I adore Christmas and as the song goes - I wish it could be Christmas everyday! Good luck in the games - I am joining in with that as well!

  4. I'll be cheering from the bleachers...just as I am from the lazy boy to the TV olympics..

    Xmas in July...mmm good!

  5. Love the idea of Christmas in July - I couldn't imagine eating a big dinner with it terribly hot outside. Good luck with the Ravellenic Games!

  6. I always forget that the seasons are opposite for us. I can't imagine Christmas without the snow (usually) and cold weather! Sounds like your dad is onto something! How are you feeling about that multi-colored yarn now that it is something?
    Good luck and have fun with your events. Looking forward to see what you're up too!

  7. What a great idea...Christmas dinner in July! I make my Christmas gift-giving list but I never thought to make Christmas dinner! Awesome!
    I love that yarn that you used for your shawl but I understand how it may not show up your lace edge to advantage. YOu're really busting your stash!
    Good luck in "the games"!

  8. Great progress. We are having Christmas in July today but here in Arizona it is over 100 degress. Thank goodness for A/C.

  9. You have been keeping really busy, yikes! Sounds like you have been having a great time though!

  10. My in-laws often spend Christmas in cape town and I can never figure eating that big heavy meal in all the heat.....I think a July Christmas meal sounds the perfect option!

    Enjoy the games!

  11. Christmas in July sounds incredible, I would love to do that. And good luck in the Ravellenic Games!

  12. I love your Amari shawl--it looks just perfect to me! I think your Father is brilliant as I can't imagine eating all that food during summer. I can't imagine what it must be like to celebrate Christmas in summer all the way around!

  13. I love the idea of Christmas in July dinner! You are really moving through those projects quickly. Congratulations!

  14. the shawl is beautiful. I would love to do Christmas in July here, too, and maybe leave the house fully decorated until December, but mike would never go for it.


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