Talkin’ ‘Bout My Girls

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

My younger daughter (carrying her sister’s luggage) shares a special moment with a giant sea turtle (photographic display, not real) at Cape Town International airport.

To fit the turtle in the frame I had to back up right across the corridor. After a moment I noticed a young lady had politely stopped pushing her trolley, to allow me to take the picture. Behind her, and backing up down the passage, were lots of other passengers with their luggage; all stopped for a moment to let me get the shot!

We were all very pleasantly surprised by this act of consideration.

Arrival

Arrival

After surviving the chaos that is Heathrow, followed by a twelve hour flight, my older daughter arrived at the airport yesterday morning, still smiling.

Giant Chair

Giant Chair

There used to be a life-sized bronze statue of an African elephant at the airport. It was lovely to take your photo next to it. (I think it is now at the Waterfront?) Now there is this giant chair.

Take a Seat

Take a Seat

The instructions say “Take a Seat” – which I would have loved to, but there are no steps up to it, and I fear my ‘shimmying-up-poles-days’ are over!

My girls are my sunshine on a cloudy day. To listen to a blast from the past try My Girl recorded by the Temptations in 1964.

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20 thoughts on “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Girls

  1. kismet

    Say a big hellooooo to the babies from leetle me …and psssst do tell them about the eccentricities of me and the daring cartwheels by sparky 😄😄I hope you you girls get to have a whole lot of fun ❤❤

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I shall, Thank you 🙂 And they already know about you and your lovely poems and photos – and cups of tea 😀 See – you are world-renowned! 🙂

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  2. Garfield Hug

    It is nice that chivalry and courtesy is not quite dead 🙂 Awfully nice of people/passengers to stop for you and give way!! And I love that SEAT! Would love to take it as it will make a nice talk piece LOL! As always, fascinated by your photos. Turtle looks real till I read your notation. 🙂

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  3. faburlifekhloe

    That giant sea turtle is so cute <3. Those people who stopped for a moment to let you take a photo are very polite and friendly. How good it is to meet those people when traveling!

    I would love to take a photo next to that giant chair. I'm sure it would make an interesting photo.By the way, thanks for sharing with us! I really enjoyed it! 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you for your kind comments 🙂 I thought maybe people would like to hear a bit about Cape Town 🙂
      And yes, it restores your faith in humanity when strangers are thoughtful 🙂

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  4. ady

    Such a nice gesture by the passengers 🙂 This happened with me once a month back and I was shocked about it because people generally push anyone to everyone without caring if anyone’s stuff is breaking ! Forget about being sweet 😉 I am so happy for you,its going to be so much joys and fun in the coming days. I love family reunions.A big hug to everyone there ❤

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