Exclusive Meeting With Royalty


Yesterday we went for lunch to the ever-delightful Makaranga in Kloof. There the grandkids were the only ones to dare the distinctly chilly pool. I feel sure that if they found a pool in the Antarctic, they would go for it.

While on a stroll round the beautiful gardens (about 3 Km covered, according to my watch) I was admiring some colourful fish while granddaughters wandered off a short distance and got chatting to a lady with a sash and a coronet (shown with J wearing it) Miss Gauteng Exclusive Queen 2019, no less! She is certainly a good ambassador for youth and was happy to pose for the picture.

The skip was collected this morning after many moans at the height of packing, so I repacked it more securely. Another one to come. Can’t win — tried to burn some of our sticks yesterday and had irate neighbours over the road complaining that the smoke would get into their washing. What about braais?

Must dash — got some radio waves waiting to wave at me, after which Squad Swimming and collection of kids from school, after which Swimming School (new more advanced class) for Jeneva.

 © August 2019 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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12 Responses to Exclusive Meeting With Royalty

  1. Debra says:

    I love J wearing that coronet. What fun for the girls! And you had a nice day out and away from those “waves.”


  2. de Wets Wild says:

    They really are two water-babies!

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  3. SueW says:

    I admire the girls for braving the chilly pool!
    I used to get cross with my other half for lighting bonfires during summer days, smoke inside the house and smelly laundry on the line! No one else complained though!

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  4. susielindau says:

    My daughter would swim in frigid conditions too! What’s braiss?


  5. Forestwood says:

    It sounds busy in the burbs…?


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