It is another baking hot day here in Johannesburg. My phone app says 33 Real Feel 35. Supposed to go to the department of home affairs for updated id documents and whatnot. Booked off the day and then we get a message informing us that their computer systems are down. Oh really? Quelle surprise!
If it cools down a bit maybe I’ll pop out and get some more cement and a few other building things we need for the lower part of the garden rebuild.
Meantime, Liverpool beat Atletico 2-0 last night in the champions league and the jacarandas are still in bloom. Here’s some blue sky and sunshine for all you lot up north contemplating Autumn.
Damn … where’s my iced tea and suntan lotion?
Cindy and me on Ridge the other morning.
Out and about for stock and a bit of shopping in a nearby suburb called Bedfordview. Shots from inside the car as we whizzed along.
As you can see from the poster in the last shot, local elections are upon us.
Almost home ….
And then the rain came down: 15: 40.
and hail …
After the rain … but probably more to come by the sound of it.
‘Let them eat cake!’ said the lady who lost her head.
These went out over the past couple of days.
The typewriter – also for a 70th birthday – is for a retired journalist. Fondant over chocolate chiffon. Every part is modelled from scratch (except the white box which was doing temporary duty as a support ) and edible, if you like fondant.
Fondant Arum Lillies drying prior to assembly and mounting on the cake. I got busy and forgot to take a photo of the finished article. *Sigh*