Thursday, December 27, 2007
I got back from a lovely trip to the beach, about an hour south of Mozambique. I had 4 days with my uncle's family at their campsite. First, I flew from Joburg to Durban to meet up with my cousin Nick (we went to his work's christmas party but I had to borrow clothes from his roommate because I only had my beach clothes.... awkward!) and we drove to Mabibi together. I did some wonderful snorkeling, and I got a respectable sunburn as well! We had a christmas tree, decorated with seashells and a wonderful christmas dinner (cooked by my aunt who is a chef, so I had the best camping food ever!) It was nice to see Nick again, but it was different because usually we're surrounded by all the gang of cousins and this time it was just the two of us. We missed everyone else a lot!!
I spent the night of Christmas Day with my grandmother and aunt, because they didn't have any party for chirstmas, so we had fun popping crackers together. Now I'm staying with my other gran and her boyfriend and I'm having lots of fun! It's almost like getting a new grandad, as all of mine have passed away. Last night night my cousin Johnt and I went to our uncle's house where I met some cousins I hadn't met before, and we talked for a long time with our aunt and uncle, Cherryl and Alan.
Today we went on a hike to Suikerbosrund (Sugar Bush Area) and it was beautiful. I'm somewhat out of shape though! It was just nice to get some sky... even though I live in the bush in Zambia, we don't have the opportunity to go walking around or anything.