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Friday, November 13, 2009

November 10th and 11th

November 10th and November 11th are very significant days for us, firstly November 10th is Janet's birthday and also our wedding anniversary which this year fell on a Tuesday so we went out for dinner to our favourite place; Don and Connie's Beira Mar restaurant in Saint Helena Bay. Frank joined us there and picked up the tab so that made it a very good evening for us!36 years and still going strong! I had my old favourite; whole baby yellowtail with wedges and salad and it was outstanding!
This thing is like a baby whale and is not for the faint hearted but as you can see I managed to demolish it, skin and all

We had a very enjoyable evening chatting to our friends and enjoying a couple of glasses of wine and still managed to get home early enough to have a good night's sleep.
Now as to the reason why November 11th is significant; we are ex Rhodesians and that was the date in 1965 when Ian Smith declared independence from England, the Unilateral Declaration of Independence which is now celebrated by Rhodesians all over the world.
What was once the bread basket of the African continent is now Zimbabwe, and thanks to Bob Mugabe and his cronies it is now the basket case.
Anyway we are off on a Rhodie weekend, we are going to a place called "Bambe Zonke" not too far from here for a weekend of braais, potjies and a pork spit braai which we are really looking forward to, I will let you know all about it when we get back.


3 comments:

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Ok...this is totally wild!!! November 10th is my birthday and my Husband and my Wedding Anniversay. Happy Belated Birthday, Janet and Happy Anniversary to you both!

Canajun said...

Congrats to you both (and Stephanie - kindred spirits it would seem) on your special days.

That fish clearly didn't stand a chance!

the rider said...

What a coincidence Stephanie, thanks for the wishes and the same to you and your husband

Thanks Canajun!