Friday, November 21, 2014

What on earth must the tourists think of us?!


If you're the slightest bit observant, you'll have noticed those posters in the pic above EVERYWHERE in Jhb.

There are also other ones that say "bring back your lost lo.ver" or something similar.

At first I thought they were only in my part of town because these photos were taken on one of our many walks.

But all along the way to work they are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And I work 18.5 km from my home (never forget that 0.5 km).


It's not a new thing, by the way, I just feel like writing about it now :)


gorgeous mosaic

I love speedy humps :)

jacarandas are falling

pyjama kids

Louisa, what is this flower called?


yes, it's good to stop now and again

this top is one of my "capsule" work tops - I wear it with navy pants

he's started saying YES when I ask if I can kiss him!
We've been decorating and so on... for CHRISTMAS.... I'll have to do a Christmas post on Monday.

This weekend I plan to finish the October photo organising and finally get stuck into the November photos.

What are your weekend plans?

Happy weekend!

17 comments:

  1. I see less of those ads now that I use the train but seriously those ads.. No words


    Only one or two trees in my neighborhood still have their purple flowers, sad

    Yay! I always look forward to Christmas decorations though we usually put up our tree and decorations a week before Christmas and extend Christmas by leaving up till End of January or February :) though with a new toddler who loves to "clear" things out tree will probably be down by 1st Jan

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  2. I've seen plenty of those flowers around. I don't know what their common English name is, but I found them in Spanish I think. Lol. Acasia something something Constantinopla. ;-)

    https://www.google.co.za/search?hl=en&site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=Ce5vVMe9DcjzarP8gpgN&q=pink+fluff+flower&oq=pink+fluff+flower&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.3..0i13l2j0i13i5.10136.18240.0.19202.19.19.0.4.4.0.325.4960.2-16j2.18.0....0...1c.1.58.mobile-gws-hp..5.14.2887.0.VcTiOCZUhhA#hl=en&tbm=isch&q=acacia+constantinopla&facrc=_

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    1. you are amazing as always - thanks!!!

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  3. Louisa should moonlight as a botanist!
    There shall be no decorating until after thanksgiving, regardless if you celebrate or not! I have my panties in a bunch with neighbors having Christmas lights out already. Sheesh! Everything starts earlier and earlier, they brought out Christmas candy before halloween this year. I'm not finished planning my advent activities so no more talk of that holiday at the end of the year!!!

    p.s. I might be nearly finished my shopping for that which we aren't speaking!!! :)
    Happy Weekend

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    1. okay! let's call it un-decorating :)

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  4. I don't like those posters either and would appreciate it if it is removed when the people who keep the streets clean by ripping them off.
    Love the photos as per usual. They are always so interesting and different.

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    1. Thanks M, that's how my brain works and I just snap the pics :)

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  5. I always laugh at them but I guess to some extent it adds to the "differentness" of a country to the tourists.

    I love your top - did you know I can not wear knitted tops at all. (The tactile thing) but love th eway they look on other people. I always have to talk to myself in the shops not to buy one.

    Our tree usually goes up after my birthday but we had Christmas service at the church last night and I suspect the request to get it out will come soon

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    1. Let me shock you. I bought that top (and a matching pink one) when I worked at Sage Life, a gazillion years ago (I left in 2000)..... and they're still going strong!

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  6. This past weekend was busy but lovely. We blessed Wynand and Nadia with tickets to Afrikaans is Groot in Cape Town and sent them off for a week long holiday. So we are on Oupa and Ouma duty until this coming Sunday.

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    1. You are WONDERFUL to gift them not only a holiday but quality time by themselves!

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  7. We put up our tree either the last weekend of November orthe first weekend of December - I always LOVE putting it up!

    Those signs re just ridiculous to be frank - I cannot believe that so many people fall for them!!

    xx

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    1. I usually put the tree up on the 1st! Long story but basically we're early because we'll be away for a week and miss our tree!

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  8. I recently was a tourist in SA and it saw these signs in Ballito as well as Joburg!! We had a wonderful time and well we can always laugh about the zaniness of the place :).

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    1. Sherrin, really?!!! Ballito?! Can't believe it!

      Hope you come back soon and say hi to us in Joburg too!

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  9. Well let me tell you just how AWKWARD that sign is when you have a little reader in the back seat!!!!!!!

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  10. Haha. Those signs are TERRIBLE when your kids are learning to read. In CT we also have the tabloids on the lamp posts. "Woman hides tik in fanny" - you try to explain that to a new reader. AWKWARD!!!
    But, I kind of agree with Rina - it adds a South African flavour. Am sure it's worse in neigbouring African countries!

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