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Here’s mine for this week:

We’re on the farm this weekend; yesterday was Henk’s dad’s birthday. Amelia went to check what Oupa was doing in the garage. Always curious! On their way in for tea and cake.
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Amper weer Rittel Fees! Hierdie jaar gaan ek gaan. Het verlede jaar geskiep want is toe nog seer en bomskok van nuwe mamma wees. Het klaar babysitter, sal vir haar bottel brandewyn koop – nee man, nie terwyl sy babysit nie, vir ná die tyd. Simpel.

Het klaar die goedkoop kaartjies by Shoprite gemis. Sal maar moet opdok en duurder gaan kry.

Met my geluk is ek nog op roep ook. As ek nie is, bewaar enige mêrrie se siel wat gaan probeer uitruil. Norrachance.

Plan van aksie is soos volg: Ek en Amelia (en Henk as hy nie werk nie) gaan chill lekker deur die dag en kyk die stalletjies en kuier rustig; stel kleintjie bietjie bloot aan musiek wat KFM nie speel nie. (Omtrent al wat ons hier kan opvang anyway). Dan terug huis toe, gou-gou kind bad, voer, bottel, slapies, babysitter, gooi terug fees toe.

Hoe klink daai vir jou?

Het probeer om Henk se arm te draai om ons spaarkamer uit te huur aan Rittel gangers: ‘n ouer paartjie, met gesonde gewoontes, sonder kinders (klink soos  hoekie vir eensames se top inskrywing). Hy wou nie byt nie. Nie eens vir gratis Rittel kaartjkies en bietjie sakgeld nie. Ek was selfs beried om vroeg oggend vir hulle koffie en brêkfis te gee. * sug * Sal maar wag tot ons ons eie huis klaar gebou het. Boeta, dan gaan ek coin uit hierdie fees. Mens kan mos in ‘n garage slaap of hoe?

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I didn’t know how else to translate the title… The Loose Days sounds like bowel irritation. Anyhow, I’m married to a Namakwalander (Namaqualander) (‘n klong affie plaas). With him came his family (whom I love) and whole new dialect of Afrikaans (that I’m still trying to understand) and a few superstitions of the kontrei; My favourite of is the one about the Los Dae. Some older people believe that the first 12 days of January are representative of the next 12 months. In other words, if it rains on the 2nd, February will be fairly wet. Some even believe that the amount of rain on specific days is directly proportional to the corresponding month’s rainfall. We live in Lutzville and have a winter rainy season. Most of the rest of South Africa experience a summer rainy Season. Here’s my prediction so far for my patch of the Western Cape:January – hotFebruary – hotterMarch – hotApril – mildly hotMay – There was a fog bank over the atlantic… hope this means we’ll have a few showers (30% rain from weather forecast)June – Rainy early in the month (60% rain from the weather forecast)

July – Rainy (Didn’t hear the forecast, but it rained lekker that morning)

August – Hot and windy

September – Very hot and Windy My mom was also skeptical when she first heard this. Anyway she wrote down the daily weather conditions for the 12 days. And it predicted the weather for the next 12 months… generally. For the past 3 years now she’s been keeping record. I think she’s a believer now. I’m interested on how global warming might influence this phenomenon. Watch this space.

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