Sucked the Marrow out of Sunday

Today has been full and fun. We went to church at 8am. Julian joined us. We then went to Espresso for breakfast. Got home, did a few things then I went to gym. I cycled for an hour (23km) and then swam 20 lengths. I came home, had a bucket shower and then made lunch. Julian and David arrived. We ate and then David took Julian to the airport.

As soon as he got back, Mike and I headed to Clovelly to play golf. It’s the first time Mike we have gone to Clovelly for 9 holes since before the burglaries back in August. The day was fabulous. Despite the drought, Clovelly looks amazing. We played the back 9 holes and at the 11th hole there is a long pond, usually full and containing large gold-fish. This is what it looks like now….

This is the section closer to the green…

It’s completely dry. The river it runs into is also bone dry. But Clovelly Golf club does have two reservoirs which run into this pond for irrigation….

Down the far end of the golf course is the Silvermine River which runs into this pond. While far from full, it’s still got quite a lot of water in it…

It really is a bit of paradise, specially as most of the city is so dry.

But we live in hope. Despite the drought, there comes some beauty.

#544 of my 1000 thanks is for drought hardy flowers…

Those of us who are in Cape Town right  now are here for such a time as this. We need to stand strong, be firm and steadfast, knowing that God will never forsake us. He has our backs and He knows our needs for water.

Ephesians 1:11-12

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Keep trusting.

I nearly had a “cat-astrophe’ when it came to the blog today…

What is it with cats. They must insist on sitting right in front of the screen! Anyway, she is now sitting on my bedside table with her back tome.

These are the days!

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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