Monday 5th Feb saw a busy day of training for Neen and Bookings of accommodation for the next leg of our south african trip. We are heading off to drive down to Cape Town on the 12th. We went for a braai at Uncle Peter's daughter's house, Sarah, Rauri, Luke and Matthew. We had a very nice evening with lots of eating as usual!!!
On the 6th we had a nice quiet day went for a short walk around Howick and then headed over the road for dinner to Jacqui's Aunty Sue and Uncle Mally's. The food was delicious - Jacqui's Aunty Suzie had made babootie for Neen to try!!! Babootie is a traditional dish of mince - Mmmmmm.
On the 7th we headed off the High School to help Jacqui's Uncle Mally make the set for the production his daughter Debbie Le Roux is putting on. They are doing "Summer Holiday". We spent the day painting sets and chatting with Mally. We then headed off out for dinner again with friends Keith and Margaret Ashton. As you can see there is a theme of eating out
On the 8th we headed off to Liberty Mall in Pietermaritzburg to register for the Midmar Mile for Neen. We did a bit of shopping and met up with Anica and her daughter Helen and her grand daughter Ashleigh. We had a lovely time. That night we headed out with Debbi Le Roux and her hubby Neil. Had a lovely evening lots to drink and eat.
On the 9th we had a lazy day Neen had a haircut and Jacqui headed off with Debbi for a girlie afternoon with her friends. G&T at 3.30pm this is the life. We then headed over to Avrylle's for dinner which was fantastic.
The 10th February saw us off the Pietermaritzburg to pick up our hire car. It was amzingly hot 34 degree's so not much else took place that day. For dinner we headed off up into the hills for dinner to a place called Tumbledown which again was lovely.
Early start on the 11th to get us to the Midmar Dam for Neen's swim. Today it was very overcast and raining a little bit. We arrived at the Dam with thousands of people there. Over 17000 people swim the race over two days - it is also the biggest inland swim in the world. Neen's race went at 10am he was swimming in the 31+ category - also known as Veteran which makes Jacqui laugh a lot. The water was very choppy in the dam but in about 45 minutes outcomes Neen smiling away. He did very well! The fastest swimmer however completed the mile in just over 22 minutes!!!!! We are having a little party this afternoon and will spend most of the day saying bye to everyone before we head off to Cape Town