Friday 7 March 2008

Cuppa Koffie?

The other day a bee flew into my bonnet. He told me that it is about high time I did something about my social life. I was rather annoyed, I go to a weight watchers meeting, I joined a hockey club, I figure I have done my bit. Melissa and I are friends, we walk together one evening a week and I am going to her place for dinner tonight. Unfortunately she is also moving to the U.K in June, her ex boyfriend lives there, only her ex because he is now her fiancĂ©, hence the move. Malcolm thinks it is mighty funny that the people I befriend leave the country…

There is something to be said for spending time with other South Africans, when I complain about the price of takkies, or how I miss biltong they know what I am talking about. Of course I would not befriend a person from SA just because we share a birth place but for some reason I can have a good long chat about all sorts of things when confronted with a fellow countryman. I even find common ground with other expats, when we lived in New York we had a family of expats, Zimbabweans, Australians, Irish, British and more. We got together for the “holidays” like Thanksgiving and 4th of July, it was awesome.

Anyway what I am trying to say is that I have organised a coffee morning at my house for a bunch of SA people to get together and have a cup of coffee or tea, (rooibos included) and a slice of milk tart. I even did a wee poem as the invitation. The S.A. shop Jabula very kindly offered to put it in their newsletter and I am happy to say that I have had a favourable response. In fact, an Irish lady who subscribes to the newsletter even emailed me asking if she could come! Of course I said yes, the more the merrier, for now… I certainly do not want 30 women descending upon me come next Thursday!!!!

I do not think there are any SA people in Ireland reading my blog, if so I would like to think they would have said something by now…but here is the invitation just in case!

Sometimes my days can be rather boring
So I decided to host a coffee morning.

Don’t dress up or wear a hat
All we really want to do is chat.

I will also make milk tart
but you must agree to do your part.

Let me know if you can come
So I know how much food is needed to fill your tum.

Ladies only!!!!

Thursday 13 March
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english mum said...

Nice. I'll be interested to see how that goes. Oh and what are takkies? Oh, and biltong??

Anonymous said...

Goood for you. Sounds like a wonderful idea. Life as an ex-pat can be really strange indeed.

TheRuleClan said...

Takkies are runners and biltong is cured dried meat - utterly divine.