Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sometimes a snap decision is the 100% right one


Sardinia bay - the most beautiful beach
Last week we made a snap decision to fly down to Port Elizabeth and visit Oupa and Ouma. Oupa had his birthday on Friday and it was such a pleasure to share it with him. It was without a doubt for all of us such a treat and 100% the right thing to do. We all spent time with him at the house and we had lots of adventures with Ouma.

Port Elizabeth blessed us with 3 incredible days - cool enough to stay on the beach without feeling over heated, but warm enough for a swim in the sea and the pool. No wind and abundant sun. It was truly a blessing in itself after a busy term.

Some things - family time and special moments together - are priceless. Memories are made that will last a lifetime. C will always remember how he fell asleep next to Oupa one night while chatting away. L will never forget the rugby games watched, dissected  and discussed. A will treasure holding Oups hand while stroking the cat on his bed - the cat that refuse A to stroke her any where else in the house. It reminds me of that old  credit card add where the money value was mentioned and then the experience as priceless. Totally priceless moments. I am so glad we did this.

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13 comments:

  1. My gosh, but that last photo is GORGEOUS! Canvas-worthy!

    Agreed - always people first :) So glad you made the trip and that the Friendly City was friendly to you!

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    1. Thanks Marcia - and it was taken with the phone

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  2. Priceless! Glad you had the breakaway and visit the famuly!

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  3. I agree with you - Sardinia is the most beautiful beach ever. It's just a struggle to get over the dunes with my two little ones at this stage, although I climbed those dunes when heavily preggies just to get to paradise. Glad you had a great visit with awesome weather.
    Debs (Life with Jamie and Shae)

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    1. As they get older it will get easier.

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  4. Absolutely priceless! So wonderful! xx

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  5. What a beautiful picture! And how lovely that you could have a quick getaway.

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  6. It really is special to be able to do these kinds of things. My D often remembers the holidays and other family moments of his childhood with fondness. I hope we can give our kids the same kind of memories.

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  7. The photos are amazing. A visit like that is so good.

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  8. That last picture is absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Those spur of the moment impulsive decisions always lead to fantastic memories made. so sorry I missed you this time xx

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