Holiday Hiatus

Cheers!

While many of my WP Followers up in the North are digging themselves out of snow drifts, it is full on summer down here in Cape Town.

I shall be busy with family: sipping champagne under the shade of the ancient giant oaks; strolling along endless white sand beaches while the wind whips a cool breeze in our faces; and enjoying many afternoon teas with a backdrop of vineyards and mountains.

But it’s not all rosy down here at this time of year. Or rather, it is far too rosy!

As you roast your chestnuts on an open fire, with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, spare a thought for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, who are roasting in our own particular way at this time of year.

To get an idea of what it is like, put your turkey in the oven and turn the temperature up high. Open the oven door, sit in front of it and let the heat waft over you – for 15 hours.

That’s our Christmas!

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Though I won’t be around as often as usual for the next month or so, I will pop by WP now and then.

Wishing a Happy Holiday Season to one and all

– And see you when I see you.

 

47 thoughts on “Holiday Hiatus

  1. A Curious Introvert

    The champagne, afternoon tea and walks along the beach sound marvelous!πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful time with your family and Happy Holidays!πŸ™‚ We will be missing you and Little Monkey and maybe you can post just a photo or two of LM over the next month.😁

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  2. Herman

    Well… thank you… Looks like it was time to rub salt in the wound? πŸ˜‰
    Temperature stayed below zero in this part of the world. Can you help me to find a secondary residence in SA? But keep in mind, it must be cat-friendly… πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a very happy ending of the year!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Sorry about that! πŸ˜€
      But just another few days and the sun will be returning for you. πŸ™‚
      There must be plenty of cat-friendly places around our neighbourhood, judging by the number of cats LM spies on our walks. You and Mr Bowie would be very welcome. πŸ™‚
      Happy Holidays to you and your family, and of course Mr Bowie – may he receive many extra treats. πŸ™‚

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  3. lydifeline

    In Massachusetts, we have been fortunate (11) straight days of sun, cold and dry! Nice for you! Rub it in! πŸ˜› Anyway enjoy! You deserve it! Hope Little Monkey is doing ok she’s probably missing you terribly! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      That does sound like good weather for the time of year. πŸ™‚
      Little Monkey and I both live in Cape Town, so she’s still with me (and to be honest, when I did go to UK for a month last year I missed her way more than she missed me! haha πŸ˜€ )
      I have family staying with me, so blogging will take a back seat for a while. πŸ™‚
      Happy Holidays to you and yours. πŸ™‚

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  4. Patty Richardson

    Yes, it’s warm for the holidays here in Florida, too! I miss the snow sometimes, but not the icy, slippery roadways! Hope you and Little Money have HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!! πŸŽ…πŸ»

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much GH. πŸ˜€
      As long as there is a wind it is bearable – and not as hot as Singapore. πŸ™‚
      I will probably pop by once a week or so, but in the meantime –
      Happy Holidays to you too πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Moderation would be lovely – and I like that “No prisoners!” πŸ˜€
      Happy Holidays to you and yours too πŸ™‚

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  5. Murphy's Law

    Merry Christmas to you and yours….most especially to that sweet Little Monkey!! Please give her and extra special belly rub from my sweet girl, Murphy. Enjoy your break. Even though I’m a new follower I will miss your posts. They never fail to brighten my day!

    Wouldn’t it be grand if we could combine our temperatures here with yours there? We’d all enjoy the finished product.
    πŸ”Ή Ginger πŸ”Ή

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw Thank you so much. Your lovely comments brighten up my day too. πŸ˜€
      I’ll probably still pop by once a week or so.
      And yes, it is the temperature extremes that are hard to take. Mixing some snow in with the sunshine would be good! πŸ˜€

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  6. quiall

    As I shiver this morning I will think of you to warm my heart. Think of me to cool your thoughts. Hee hee hee. Happy Christmas my friend to you and yours!

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