34C in Cape Town

I woke up with a start – a car was skidding – there was the screech of tyres on the road before a horrible sounding thud  concluded what was clearly an accident on the road behind us. I got up to look out the back window but initially looked the wrong way. I eventually saw a car jammed into the bank on the opposite side of the road with its nose facing the road. I waited for sirens and the police to arrive, but no one came. When I had another look, the car had been abandoned and no one was around. I had to go and have a look. We got dressed and took a walk up there. Who knows what happened! We certainly couldn’t figure it out. The car had lost control on what is a slight bend. It probably was going too fast. Mike pointed out that the front was dented and bumper parts on the road seemed to belong to another car, yet there was none around. After we walked on, a car drove up and stopped. Out jumped the possible owner and they stood around discussing how to get the car out. By the time Mike and I had finished our walk, they had succeeded. The car was gone.

There have been other accidents at this bend in the road. Some have been tragic. I’m glad this wasn’t.

The defining factor about today in Cape Town is the weather. It’s one of the things I love about Cape Town – the variable and unique weather we experience.  Today there is a berg wind blowing. It is such a warm wind, coming off the mountains. It’s like standing in front of a fan heater. Sizzle! 29th April 2017 and it’s 34 in Cape Town.

After seeing the car, Mike and I walked on and took a long stroll around the neighbourhood. By the time we got back, it was just after 8am and already very warm.

Since then, it’s been a slack attack kind of day. We watched the China Open Golf tournament. It was difficult not to as Dylan Frittelli, a young South African golfer was playing like a star. He tied 5th last week at the Shenzhen Golf tournie. Right now he is lying first with a three-shot lead and one day to play. This year has been good to the 26 year old South African. He has already won nearly 122000 euros! 🙂  That’s more than R1.7million – not bad for 4 months work!

But the shot of the day has to go to another South African – George Coetzee. He hit a blunder of an approach to the 18th and waved his hand to say the ball was going left – it sped menacingly towards the clubhouse where dozens of people lined the balcony. But the ball, instead of going onto the deck where the spectators were, it hit the panel above the balcony and spun off onto the green, trickling promisingly towards the pin. It set him up perfectly for an EAGLE putt, which he took advantage of and sank the ball!  Dylan Frittelli made the same mistake at the 18th and believe it or not had a similar thing happen. The ball hit the clubhouse and bounced back onto the green. He couldn’t make the eagle but happily settled for a birdie.

Gotta love golf.

#277 of my 1000 thanks is that on this lazy day I did get some useful stuff done – I got paperwork sorted out – shredded some, recycled some and scanned some. Fist pump! Getting organised!

Up to Psalm 100:1

Shout to the LORD all the earth!

These are the days!

Keep the smile going!

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂


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