Originally posted on Fri 27 Aug 2010, 17:04
I cannot say my return to my homeland has been uneventful. I returned to the hospital/nursing/caregiving strikes, school teachers strikes, power failures (is Eskom trying the load-shedding again?), and a shut-down of my ADSL and Telkom landline yesterday for 24 hours. Hellooooo South Africa… Good old South Africa… I am back. I HATE Telkom the most though, (as bloggers here know how much I have battled with telephone and ADSL service over the past 3 years alone… we’ve actually had these problems for a lot longer).
The World Cup, which was a resounding success not only in South Africa, but across the oceans, where even the most die-hard footballers of the USA are talking soccer and the baseball fans in Los Angeles are blowing Vuvuzelas in celebration of their team wins. Back here in SA as the WC came to an end, so did the positive vibe. All in all, I’ve had a very distressing and traumatic return to my homeland. Life goes on… fortunately.
More importantly though, I want to wish my dear and wonderful friend, Linnie a very happy birthday and tons more. You deserve only the best my friend and my wish for you, is that your new journey will be a smooth, healthy and happy, but immensely exciting forever ride!
Tonight (Friday 27 Aug), at 9 pm, WATCH GLAM GURU! DSTV CHANNEL 111,
My beauty therapist, Madelyn van Zyl is HANNON’s guest make-up artist on the KYKNT Channel 111 tonight.
It was recorded before I went to the USA and I thought I was going to miss it. Fortunately I’m back in time :)… I look forward to your feedback. SO… if you do manage to catch it tonight, please do let me know what you think.
It’s difficult to type, so I’ll end off by thanking you for your kind comments and thoughts. Wishing everyone a marvellous and happy weekend.
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