(c) 2015 Edward C Lunnon
Physical: Advantage CBD / Mental: Advantage ED
Glynn and Carol and the family left Cape Town last week headed for the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, then Johannesburg and then a Private Game Reserve in the North.
We said our goodbyes on Wednesday afternoon. But Glynn phoned on Thursday morning to advise me that we had not said proper goodbyes!
I find it easier nowadays not to say “proper” goodbyes. I’ve never been one to like saying goodbye anyway and the tears flow quite freely when I don’t know whether it’s just goodbye until the next time or whether it’s farewell!
So for me it’s easier just to say “cheers!” and another meeting along the way becomes a bonus. After the “cheers”, I turn around, walk away and wipe away the tears.
That’s what I did on Wednesday and that’s what I will do tomorrow when I leave Cape Town to return to Port Elizabeth.
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.
And wherever we have been we have had to fight the load-shedding problem – Worcester, Durbanville and Stanford!
On Saturday, after having caught up with Riaan on Friday evening (it was a long catch-up), i headed off with Sebastian and Michelle to Hermanus, Stanford, De Kelders and Gansbaai. The weather was superb and the beers were good on “Die Dekkie” in Gansbaai!
Sunday we popped in at Kleinmond and then attended Aunty Doreen’s 90th birthday party at Bikini Beach in Gordons Bay. Doreen is my Dad’s last surviving sibling (of six) and cousins came from far and wide (even Jeannie from Perth Australia) to help celebrate this special occassion. Unfortunately we missed the cousins braai on Saturday night!
Sunday evening we got together with the Muller family (my sister Lynn and her crowd) and said our goodbyes there too.
On Monday I returned to Gretel and Willem in Durbanville. I saw my neurologist in the evening and had summer with him and his wife Helen.
It’s always a pleasure catching up and exploring my CBD even further. I am so grateful that I have a specialist neurologist like Franclo that has my disease and life in his hands. We have built up a special relationship over the last eight years since that first time that we met at Tygerberg Hospital!
Tonight I will meet with Dr Shelley Hellig (Cohen) who also studied with us at Stellenbosch. We holidayed together in South West Africa. There will be much reminiscing and laughter before we too will say our goodbyes tonight.
It’s been quite a fortnight!
Goodbye Cape Town!