Last night I slept like the dead, and woke up to brilliant sunshine streaming through the curtains. I jumped out of bed to look out of the window, and was greeted by beautiful blue sky for a change. Fine weather really does lift the spirits, doesn’t it? Yesterday when we arrived home, there was so much to do, and not just the unpacking of our cases. There were piles of dead bodies on the tiles in the dining room! Well, they were very tiny dead bodies, but they needed vacuuming up before I could go to bed. I would not sleep well, knowing there were hundreds of dead ants on the floor downstairs. 🙂
Today has been really busy, with washing and shopping for food. Of course the cupboards and fridge were like ‘Old Mother Hubbard’s’……..absolutely bare. There was not a single skerrick of food to be found. Then there was the gym membership to sort out, and whilst we were there, we decided we may as well have a good workout. I’ll probably ache all over tomorrow, but too bad, because we’re both going to ‘Cruel Neil’s’ shape class at 9 am. I remember his classes from a couple of years ago. He’s a hard taskmaster, and I could hardly walk down the stairs afterwards. It was nice to go to a gym with lots of young people, instead of the one at our club in Florida, where we’re about the youngest. I’m sure some of the Florida gymmers are well into their eighties, but you have to admire their energy, even if they don’t display impressive muscle tone.
It was really windy today, and these kite surfers were making the most of it.
The beach is looking stunning, and we may have to go and sit on it tomorrow. It’s been a while.
What a beautiful day. I can’t believe I’m looking just now at one of your March posts! How on earth did I get so far behind??
Easily done, Cathy. I’m quite far behind with most people’s blogs. I can’t sit at the computer all day. 😀
I know, you’re so right! I wish I had time to follow everyone, all the time, but then I think I would have no life of my own! 🙂
I know, you’re right, Cathy. Many of the people I follow don’t appear on my reader, which makes it difficult to visit their posts unless they comment on mine. I subscribed by e-mail to so many at one time, but couldn’t manage all that post every day. It was overwhelming.
Thanks, Zirkie. 🙂
what a very refreshing view you have there..When will i’ll be encountering it myself..envy..)
Thanks, John. I have no idea. 🙂
Wonderful fresh air after your travelling and stay in grey UK, AD. Welcome back.
Yes, the weather here is refreshing, if a little on the warm side. 🙂
I love the thought of what “Cruel Neil’s’ shape class” would do for my body, but not what it would do to my body, so I’ve stuck to “Sweet Marsha’s” workout regime. As far as ants! Yuck. We had an old house with high cupboards where we kept our Christmas ornaments. Who cleans Christmas ornaments, right? Well the ants did. They ate the paint off the glass ornaments, and ate the box even. When I took the box down, it was literally buzzing with activity, and the contents were a pile of rather large, pulpy bunnies! Downright screamy sight!
Oh no!! Those ‘pulpy bunnies’ sound like something out of a horror movie. 😯 Ants and mosquitoes should never have been allowed in Noah’s Ark. 😀
Is this your place in Florida? Lovely…
No, this is our place in South Africa. 🙂
Thanks, David. 🙂
I’m sure you are happy to be back in your South African home. I hope your body adjusts to your new exercise routine soon. Have a lovely weekend with perhaps a little sand in your toes.
Thanks so much, Karen. Everything is going well so far. 🙂
Fantastic travel memories @AD
Thanks DellaAnna. 🙂 This is where we live in South Africa.
Welcome home! Enjoy the reset of life.
Thanks so much, Frank. 🙂
Touchdown! Time for a paddle on home soil…well, sand. 😉
You really enjoy torturing yourself hey AD 😉
The beach looks wonderful, I wouldn’t being there at all
It would seem so. 😀 Yes the beach is looking really great. but my toes have yet to feel the sand between them. 😦
The beach look svery relaxing and something I’ve been missing here in Florida. It seems the northerners decided we were way to happy with our warm temperatures so they sent so they sent us some of their cold temps. Very nice of them to share.
I’m always amazed at how messy and untidy an empty house can get while you’re away. It’s like the dust bunnies have a party.
Take the workout slow … remember, that in Florida all of the 80 year olds make you look like you’re speeding even though you’re not. hahaha
Glad you’re happy to be home.
You’re so right, Issy. However it’s just not possible to take Neil’s class slowly. I’ll know all about it tomorrow. :8O
I lovevwatching the kitesurfers
Me too, sidey. 🙂
I want to join you on that beach!
Well so do I, but I haven’t got to sit there yet. Too much to catch up with. 😦
Must feel great to be back home, bare shelves and dead ants notwithstanding 🙂 Hadn’t heard of Skerrick either!
Yes it does, Madhu. The fridge is stocked now, so I feel much happier. I hope the ‘skerrick’ word comes back into use, now I’ve given it an airing. 😀
Am Strand möchte ich auch gern sein.Wünsche ein schönes weekend.Gruß Gislinde
Thanks so much, Gisel. Happy weekend to you too.
Welcome home AD, gosh gym on the first day back, you don’t let the grass grow under your feet do you 😉
I know, optie. I’m also very impressed with me, and now I know where every muscle is, because they all ache at the same time. 😯
Back in the land of the living… welcome home…
Thanks for the welcome. 🙂
That kite surfing looks like oodles of fun!!!
Home sweet home – enjoy the shopping AD 😉
Yes it does, but I’m sure I wouldn’t be any good at it. Too old to learn now. 😦
Super weather AD, quite a welcome change from the UK 😉
That’s for sure. 🙂
Back to your South African “normal”! The weather has been lovely, but we do need a bit of rain now and again.
The weather is absolutely gorgeous, Pussycat. I’m lapping it up. 🙂
Thanks, newsy. 🙂
What a gorgeous day 🙂 Enjoy the gym!
I’ve just got back from the shape class, and I’m shaking all over. 🙂
Oh NO!! LOLOLOL
Oh YES! I’m going to know all about it tomorrow morning. I can tell. 😯
Sounds like it’s so good to be home! You’ve earned a good lie-in! Not so sure about ‘Cruel Neil’s’ shape class… but it’s excellent you keep in shape. It’s how you manage to stay so young! Your secret is out now.
I don’t have any secrets, Gunta. I’m a blogger. 🙂
I don’t think I could go to bed knowing their was ants…dead or alive! You are right about waking up to sunshine – it certainly lifts the spirtis. Enjoy the beach 🙂
Thanks, PiP. Insects of any description, really give me the heebie-jeebies. 😉
Don’t you feel just the tiniest bit guilty about leaving us behind in the cold? Nah, I know the answer. I’ll pack and come visit!
Well maybe just a teensy bit guilty, Jo. 🙂
Welcome home! Well, Home #2, anyway.
Just as well those were dead. I remember waking up in Malawi utterly covered in ants. Not a nice feeling.
Yikes, Col; I think I would have swooned right back to sleep again. 🙂
I love the sound of “Cruel Neil’s’ shape class” LOL 😀
Best of luck with restocking the cupboards and getting rid of those ants 😉
Yes, this is the nickname I gave him, and it fits perfectly. 🙂 Luckily the ants are all dead and sucked up. I hate the things, and there are so many of them. Who knows where they come from, or where they go? A complete mystery. 😕
In the place I’m now staying before the RUC is ready there are ants everywhere. They drive me nuts! They’re tiny and get into everything 😦
Oh horrors. We did have an ant problem in Florida, but managed to fix it. I do hope they don’t reappear whilst we’re away.
Well if you are going to find tiny critters all over your floor better they are dead ones.
Cool seeing the kite boarders Sylvia!
Absolutely right, Phil. In my book, the only good ant is a dead one. 🙂
A Skerrick? I’ve never heard that one but it rocks!
I’m surprised you don’t know this word, Gilly. I use it a lot. 🙂
Definition of skerrick
[usually with negative] Australian/NZ informal
the smallest bit:there’s not a skerrick of food in the house
early 19th century: of unknown origin. The word is also recorded as an English slang term meaning ‘halfpenny’
Beautiful! Kite surfing is something I would have loved to have a go at. There are a lot of kite surfers down here in Cornwall. Amazes me the heights they jump. Must be nice to be settling in to you South Africa routine. 🙂
It does look like a lot of fun, Adrian. It must be great exercise for the abs. 🙂