The tree has only grown more leaves.We had to cut the branches off when we put the signpost there as the branches extended and the leaves covered the it.Anyway,every single house on our street like others in this neighbourhood has got a tree.....no 'plain' or'barren house' anywhere.And I so love that!We had to raise the fence as guests need to feel safe.The fences are shorter in comparison to others on this street.The entire neighbourhood was originally built with very short fences and bar gates.It used to be residents to retirees back in the apartheid days and that makes it a little over four decades old.Our present home is just across the B&B and that was a blessing!We had tried unsuccessfully to get a place within the a close proximity to the B&B.This offer came on a platter of gold...no middleman,no agents,no legalities.
The open spaces with lawns are groomed regularly and there are fountains in some places.I could be doing copying and pasting of this amazing city's images but I won't do that because I want to take the pictures myself.I love taking photographs of still images and I have discovered I love photography because I appreciate beauty and love nature.I haven't visited any zoo yet but am in no hurry.I had all t. I won't be able to move around until I get my own ride.Hubby's consumed with office work and cannot afford to go out that much.But we've agreed that we'll try and change that and go out at least once a while and explore this amazing country.We've been doing that already,but we need to make it regular.How could anyone not want to see more of South Africa?I may not like it here as much as I did England .but that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to be a tourist here.What I intend doing is going out with the kids once we've got a driver (before fulfilling my dream of having a car) and if I haven't commenced my driving lessons by then.I'll just plan ahead and not let school work consume me and overtake my whole life.Sometimes I feel the animals at the zoo enjoy more freedom than I do.Alright,maybe am being a lil' too exerggerative there!But I love the outdoor and prefer outdoor activities to being locked up indoors all day.I love travelling...That's why I can never get addicted to the screen (tv or the internet).So,am going to make some changes God willing come next year and explore with the kids.If only transportation was that easy...(like we do it in Naija)!
Speaking of transportation,the 'gautrain' (it's a coinage from Gauteng and Train) has been launched even though it's not fully functional.The railways to some other parts of the city are still under construction.It will definately be fully operational before the 2010 World Cup...It's a milestone for the Premier of the province (she's female BTW) and am so looking forward to a ride on that train...
I cannot summarise the touch of "Gauteng" in a post..,maybe some other time!!!