Day 4 Tues May 10th 2011
Today is Gerts day off so he has some errands that he needs to run and wants to check out some schools so we can send some information back to Dan's dad about bringing more sports tours out here. So we start of by heading to the Spur restaurant, a guy Gert knows from he's rugby club is already there, we have breakfast and when we get the bill but it causes chaos because Gerts mate left early & didn't pay for he's breakfast, Gert refuses to pay for it despite the waiter saying it will have to come out of he's wages he doesn't budge & it all gets sorted out in the end. We visit 'One' School in the end and visit a place that Gert is hoping to get he's sports book (that he wrote and published himself) promoted & pushed out into schools. This is about all we do so we go for a beer then go to get some food shopping as we decided that we are going to cook a curry as a Thank you for having us stay with them, though the rice turns out to be different here & we burn the pan ooopss!!! We then head of to watch a 2 hr rugby training session; it's actually quite a cold night so typically the next day even though we've travelled half way round the world Trish manages to contract a cold.
Day 5 Wed May 11th 2011
Today we get dropped off at a huge shopping Centre called Central City. It is massive but probably on par with Bluewater. We enjoy a Spur breakfast and wander around the Centre window shopping & looking for Wi-Fi so that we can get in contact with family & friends. We manage to find somewhere, send some e-mails & then go to the cinema to watch Fast & Furious 5 absolutely amazing film we both really enjoyed it. Could not believe that 2 tickets & a combo popcorn, sweet & drink deal comes to R84 an equivalent of £8.40, the price of just one ticket back at home in the UK. We get picked up & head back to Gerts for a Braai & 'few' beers, Dan ends up popping out for a 'few' more beers with some of the boys but I'm so tired i decide to stay behind & have tea & chat with Petra before heading to bed to read my magazine. The clock rolls past 11.30....12.30....1.30 i turn the lights off but can't sleep, worrying where Dan has got to, 3.30 rolls around & Dan stumbles in mumbling about the night before passing out, at least he is back safe with me, sounds like it's been a good night though.
It was a very good night as it goes! We went on a mini bar crawl which is always a laugh. Every bar we seem to go to I end up getting the cards out and performing tricks for people! I don't mind it really as I didn't buy a drink all night! We end up at the Starlight diner! (real 'classy' joint) Johan decides to buy me a burger which turns out to be about the size of my head! He tells me I'm not a man unless I finish it! We seeing as I never asked for the thing in the first place I gladly chow down about a quarter of it before offering the rest around!
All in all it's a great night!