Jason and Shannon are still on Malta, enjoying their honeymoon. Queenie now has her flat and shop in Lewisham finished, and will opening up once the *Kids* are back. She has decided to sell a mix of vintage clothes, sorted according to the decades they come from, and bric-a-brac and accessories. Cissie and Thelma have got themselves sorted out in their ‘flat-share’, and are happy. They have been busy eating all the leftovers from the reception, and Thelma has had her tooth repaired. They are off to Capetown for a week, and will be returning on time to get everything ready for the newly weds before they return. They are travelling with a local women's group they belong to, and are rather concerned when they see that they are only allowed one case each. But they do have very large cases….
After a long, but happy flight they arrive in Capetown, and travel to their hotel, a beautiful lodge near the water front, which used to be a prison back in the 19th century. But inside it has been transformed into a very luxurious hotel, so all the ladies are satisfied.
The waiter at the hotel nearly falls over his own feet in the effort to serve them, especially Cissie, as many portions as they want. Cissie often gets poisonous looks from the other ladies as she is always served first. But this is not something that Cissie notices.
They have a memorable coach tour to the Kariega Game reserve and the West Cape national parks, and are delighted with all they get to see.
And Cissie, of course, joins in…. All in all, a wonderful holiday to remember.
This is the card they send home:
Sorry that the photo of Cissie is a bit blurred, she danced so quickly that Thelma had problems to get a good shot!
On the flight back home, Cissie says, ‘You know Thelma, we really needed that holiday after all the stress we’ve had lately.’ ‘Yes, and it was good to have some decent meals instead of eating all those leftovers!’ replies Thelma. ‘But I do fancy some fish and chips again!’
For PPF I have been playing with my head(s) again. I used acrylic and metallic paints in blues and greens, with a touch of gold, scraped on diagonally with a credit card. I used my template to cut out the head, and placed an old magazine cut out, showing the watery origins of life, behind it. I added a bit of stamping, doodling, some collaged images, and the first verse from Psalm 130: 'Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice'.
And this is the other 'head-case' picture, which I showed here yesterday- It has been painted on canvas using a mix of water-colours, sprays, and some blobs of gold ink.
So, I think that was enough for today. Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!