Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 in pics - January to December

1st January 2011 - New Years Day lunch at home

January - a quick trip up to Phuthaditjhaba and Witsieshoek top of the Berg

January - Kate-Lynn flies out to Trondheim, Norway on a 3-month student exchange
January - Mark returns to Cape Town for his 2nd-year engineering

February - we visit Shisa farm and Mark for his 19th Birthday

7th February - Mark's 19th Birthday in Stellenbosch

March - We do some renovations and decor changes at the Guesthouse

March - Dave executes his first Notarial document as a Notary Public

March - Dave runs a Consumer Protection Act Seminar at his Toti law office

March - visiting Port Elizabeth for Llewellyn's SpecSavers Conference

April - Vinnie and Erland from Norway visit Durban

April - Kate-Lynn returns from her Norway exchange

April - My friend Ralphs pays us a visit in Durban

April - We visit Gold-Reef City, Johannesburg, with the kids

May - the guesthouse is full with the annual Indaba Travel Show in Durban

May - We go to Battlefields, Dundee, for the weekend and to view an RV we were considering buying.. scene of the Blood River battle and museum

21 May - Dave has his first flying lesson in a Foxbat at Light Flight Cato Ridge with instructor Brad

June - Comrades Marathon in Durban.. cheering the runners on

June - reminder of what not to do when flying an aeroplane. Wreckage of a Light Flight pilot killed with his dad on the day he got his licence.

June - Mark returns for his Varsity Winter vacation

June 19 - Father's Day lunch with my mom and kids

June - first dual cross-country to Margate, Richmond, Ixopo and Cato Ridge

June - Mc Naught and Co wins Best Legal Services award

June - we visit Johannesburg Tedderfield Airfield to meet Mike Blyth of The Airplane Factory and see our Sling airplane in production

30 June - Dave's first Solo Flight

July - we dress up for the July Handicap Races at Greyville Race Course

July - the kids chilling and soaking up Durban's glorious winter sun

July - on Mark's return to studies in Cape Town we pay him a visit and enjoy the Cape, the wines and the song..

July - Cape Town rocks!

August - Llewellyn turns 41 and the twins 11

August - the Phoenix runs around just north of Durban

August - Llewellyn organises a table at the Madame Zingara spectacular and dinner in Durban

24 August - Dave gets spoilt on his 53rd birthday

31 August - we jet off on Emirates from Durban to Jordan and Syria

September - Amman, the capital of Jordan

September - we met some awesome guys on our desert safari and enjoyed too many beers on the shores of the Red Sea

September 15 - Dave takes delivery of our new Sling Airplane from James of The Airplane Factory in Johannesburg, flying up with Instructor Brad to fly the plane back to Durban together.

September - Dave gets to fly this cute helicopter at Light Flight

September - A welcome braai for the Sling - ZDL Red Rocket at Light Flight

October - during the year we host several Couchsurfing guests at the Guesthouse

1 comment:

  1. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012! May it be even better than the last.

    ~ Volker