Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Clearing the backlog

It's been six weeks since I last blogged. Sjoe! What a crazy busy time it's been. For those of my Jozibelle readers who don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, below are a selection of pics which sum up what my little family and I have been up to this past while. I've gone back as far as April, to try and fill in as many gaps as possible. In the event of the Facebook Gestapo disabling my 'new' account for whatever reason, at least I'll have a record of these pics here. Enjoy!

Above: After our last attempted visit to the Johannesburg City Library, when we got stuck in an EFF protest on Empire Road, Goran and I have been using the Linden Library instead. It doesn't have nearly as good a selection of books, but it's less than five minutes from home.

Below: Bumboarding at The Ski Deck in Ferndale

Below: Jozi Craft Beer Fest at Mark's Park in Emmarentia. These photos were taken by our mate Marianne.

Above: Goran's first karting lesson at Zwartkops Raceway

Below: Lee and I celebrated nine years of marriage

Above: My first attempt at d├ęcoupage - a family portrait for Father's Day, for Lee to hang in his office at work

Below: Lee's fourth Father's Day

Above: Goran gearing up to watch How To Train Your Dragon 2 (he is OBSESSED with the story and knows all the characters' names)

Below: Goran's first ever visit to the movies

Above: I hooked up with my mate Jackie to compare our adoption stories at Minkie's Cupcake Emporium in the awesome open-air Irene Village Mall

Below: At Huddle Park's first Beer Fest, with our mates Lara and Mervin, Warren and Yolanda, and their lovely girls

Below: The annual 'Christmas in July' fund-raising party at our mates Richard and Kendal's house

Above: At our mate Natasha's birthday dinner at Burnside's in Craighall

Below: Goran at some YogaBeez classes in Blairgowrie

Below: A mish-mash of pics showing my beautiful, clever, funny, kind, and feisty three-and-a-half-year-old, whom I am growing to love more and more fiercely with each passing day

Below: Autumn and winter in my neighbourhood

Above and below: I have been working like a mad thing on two book projects these past several months. In June, for an early 40th birthday gift, my amazing husband bought me a seat on the Writers Write Secrets of a Memoirist course, which I absolutely loved, and which is helping immensely in getting my adoption memoir manuscript up to marketable spec. The other book project, a true crime story, is percolating on the back-burner. Watch this space...