Monday, December 29, 2008

The Countdown Has Begun

Can you believe there's 3 days left of this year. And the saddest part, I only have 1 week left of my holidays.

I have managed to rest a lot and stayed away from the computer a bit. The rush before Christmas really tired me out this year.

Last Monday I took Rainer to the airport and he flew from Johannesburg to Dubai, Dubai to Birmingham and then they drove from Birmingham to Derbyshire by car. Shame the poor kid was in transit for 24 hours. Coming from a heatwave, he is stressing with the cold, but he is so glad to see his dad whom he saw last on the 28th November 2007. He phoned me on Christmas morning and my house feels so empty without him.

On Tuesday I took my mom to my aunt and my cousin fetched them for a visit close to Thabazimbi. She lives in a game reserve and my mom says it's too beautiful with all the game coming right to the fence around the property. A baboon managed to come into the house and not only did he admire himself in the bathroom mirror, but he also stole a whole tin of biscuits. After the fact they found it quite funny, but they can be quite distructive and viscious so it was a bit scary while he was in the house.

Christmas day we had a very quiet day at Corné's mom. She is a polio survivor and is in a wheelchair, so the day was quite special. And like everyone we ate absolutely too much.

Saturday I went to see the Bjorn Again show at one of our local theatres. It's an Abba show put on by 4 Australians and it was absolutely brilliant. They have been doing the show for 10 years and have even perfected the Swedish accent. At the end of the show the blonde girl was singing "Thank You For The Music" and as she got to the end of the first bit without music, a little kiddie in the audience just started singing. It was really funny and she was laughing so much that they had to keep playing the musical intro to the song. If they ever come out your way, and you're an Abba fan, make a point of seeing the show.

Seeing as I haven't been near the pc much, I fixed up my very first complete drawing I did with the tablet and pen and offer you a little Commercial Use Pierot plus a sample of what can be done.

Here's the preview

And you can get it here I'm hoping to stop by before the end of the year, but if I don't get a chance, here's to a great 2009, with many blessings and may all your wishes come true.

All my love


Anonymous said...

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aquascrap said...

Thankyou for sharing Pierot....he brings back so many memories.
I have seen Bjorn Again many times here in Australia and they still excite me with the songs. A feel good show!
Had to laugh at the antics of the baboon.....I wouldn't like one in my house.
Wishing you a most healthy prosperous Happy New Year and look forward to reading your blog in the new year.

.: Kristine :. said...

Hi Renee!

I dont think I would enjoy a baboon in my house..having these creatures in my house is bad enough most days..LOL

Thanks so mjuch for the Pierot doodle!!! Awesome stuff!! :D

LouCeeCreations said...

I am reading your blog about you taking Rainer off to the airport then getting a flight to Birmingham and I am thinking is that Birmingham Uk, then you wrote that he is in Derbyshire... guess what.. that's where I am lol!
He couldn't be in prettier countryside
your pierot drawing is gorgeous, tyfs him
hugs and a happy new year to you Renee

xashee's corner said...

sounds like you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!! and i LOVE the Pierot!! You did a FANTASTIC job drawing this! Thank you for sharing too!! wishing you & yours a very safe & HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D

Crops said...

Ohhh Renee, that is AWESOME!!! Thanks sooooo much!!!!! I LOVE IT..oh heck I LOVE all your work!!!!

Anonymous said...

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Two of a Kind Photography said...

Neat. TFS!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Thank you!