yes yes… I have been very naughty!
Its been so long again since I posted. I think the main reason is that Facebook seems to be my main mode of communication. Whether its for posting a quick photo or a snippet of lets face it… totally useless information!
I love the fact that I can be online and instantly have a quick chat with someone on the other side of the world in another time zone whom I haven’t physically seen for years. Its also a wonderful way for me to stay in contact with my parents and my sister and close family on a daily basis. BUT…I really do love the blogs… they are just a bit time consuming… or I’m a bit lazier nowadays.
This last week I have been re-aquainted with blogs… hence I’m back here today…
One of my oldest and dearest friends is currently here in the UK and is blogging. Genee Mee! a very very dear friend who has stood by me from a very young age… all through my life Genee has always been there for me. Swimming, netball, school, university, at my wedding, when my children were born and when my darling daughter Gaby died… she has always had the way and manner of just letting me be and talk and talk and talk…The last 16 years of which have been “separated” by a huge exspanse… Genee living in South Africa and I moved to the UK.
We can go weeks and even months without talking but I can get a single email or phone call from her saying she is passing through on business and its like I spoke to her last night. Its that lovely familiarity of an old friend, a comfort, a safe place. Our whole house gets excited with each visit from Genee, however fleeting it may be. My two children are so used to seeing Genee and always ask… “now how are we related to Genee?” and I just smile and say… through me… mummy! Genee is family to me and my family. She is always ever so patient, even when I’ve dragged her off strawberry picking on a hot summers day.. surrounded by squealing children and trudging through warm wet hay strewn english strawberry fields. Or when she needed to escape the hurly burly of London and Ive dragged her along to my childrens sports day… she is always smiling, always laughing, kind and generous… and I am always so proud of what she has achieved in her life… and even more so this week!
You see 18 months ago Genee had never done a triathlon… Her equally lovely sister Hayley encouraged her and today… well… they are BOTH in Team SA taking part in their respective age groups in the ITU World Triathlon Championships being held in Hyde Park.
I am SO SO incredibly proud of her! It is such a wonderful achievement and we are all so thrilled and excited for them both. She is afterall “OLD”! 😉 (she will kill me for this)
Fair Lady Magazine in South Africa ran and article on her and she has been asked to write a blog and keep readers up to date… I cant believe she is doing it… that’s more work than FACEBOOK! They’ve had such a busy time this week and I cant wait to catch up with them tomorrow for lunch… and then on sunday, come rain, hail, snow or sunshine… my little family and I will be there to support a very special friend.
Genee… we are SO proud of you and Hayley! Have an amazing life experience!
You can follow Genee on her blog here: https://magicmoments4mee.wordpress.com