Irenasjourney Blog


Its been soo long!!
January 18, 2010, 6:40 pm
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I know, I know…I am not doing very good with this whole blog thing- but here are some updates- from November to today- Enjoy!!

        So as promised, I ventured out of Lesotho for the first time on November 8th!  My friends took me to an amazing park in South Africa called Golden Gate.  I’ve attached some pictures for you all to see.  Also in the time since my last update I spent some time with my weavers (pictures again, attached) and I spent some serious time in my garden; its looking pretty good.  I went to a Cherry Festival in South Africa and also went to an amazing restaurant called Living Life (also in SA) for Thanksgiving.

            So Golden Gate; absolutely amazing!!  I went with my ex-pat friends (I think I’ve mentioned them before) and we did an amazing hike and saw baboons and something that resembles a fox…and of course some fantastic scenery.  The hike was about an hour long and at one point we were literally mountain climbing.  South Africa is a beautiful country and a stark contrast from Lesotho.  Not that Lesotho is not beautiful, it is, but SA is soo different.  There is so much greenery and a lot more for tourists.

            My garden is looking good ya’ll!  I really will have to take some pics so you guys believe me.  I’ve de-weeded the entire thing and my lettuce and tomatoes are growing like crazy.  Ima be eating good here J and I’ve decided to give the watermelons another go…wish me luck, again

            A couple of weeks ago my weavers had a workshop where they learned about felting.  I actually got in the fun and made a bowl/ pot out of felt.  Basically you take raw mohair and get it wet and soapy and work with it until it turns into felt.  Then you shape it and let it dry…it’s a forever long process but it was great fun and.  I am still looking forward to the product development that begins the 29th, so just in a couple of days, and I’ll definitely let you all know how that works out.

            Cherry Fest was awesome!  It was on November 21st in a border town called Ficksburg.  Its only about 30 minutes from where I live.  We weren’t able to stay very long but I did get  my first dose of Afrikaaners.  Wow, very different and very interesting people/ culture.  Ficksburg itself was really nice and the festival was fun.  They had great food, rides, camels, and of course delicious cherries on which I damn near overdosed.  Haha, no but I did eat a lot of them J.  I didn’t get too many pictures here, but you can see the relationship I built with the camels.

            Thanksgiving= fantastic.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well.  The restaurant we went to was in Ladybrand which is another border town, this time right outside Lesotho’s capital Maseru.  Living Life is like a hidden gem.  It seems to be in the middle of nowhere…all of a sudden you are at this place with so many flowers and trees and customer service and great food; couldn’t have asked for a better time.  The food and company were great.

            Lastly, I will leave you all with some random pics… a couple of my local girlfriends J and some pics just to show you I am enjoying myself. Love you guys, take care and ttys

Hike at Golden Gate in South Africa with great friends

Haha...still Golden Gate

OK...we climbed up that...see the trail below?? Holy scary

Yup, we climbed to the top of that cliff- so beautiful!

This marks the end of our hike 🙂

OOH- an ape!!

OOH, more apes!

Kids in the peach tree in my front yard

Me and the camels at Cherry Fest

Some weavers felting

A young one learning to felt!!!

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hvala mali moj, good stories,
you are doing great..
love Cezar and tata….

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