Having Fun On A Windy Day

It’s been a strange sort of vacation, with far too much time spent in doctors’ waiting rooms, hospital X-ray department, CT Scan and Bronchoscopy units. There is no part of my lungs which haven’t been minutely inspected and scrutinized. My persistent cough is apparently due to nothing more serious than chest inflammation and sensitive airways. I’m now on my third lot of antibiotics plus a course of corticosteroid tablets which actually give me nightmares. For example, last night I dreamed that I was staggering around with a fold-up bed on my back, looking for hubby who was supposed to be meeting me with the car. My cell phone wasn’t working, so I couldn’t call him. Luckily I woke up before I got too tired of lugging the bed around whilst totally lost. So many pills that I do believe were I to be shaken, I’d rattle.

On the bright side, I’ve seen quite a lot of my darling sister and a few very dear friends. We’ve had some really fun times together. Here after dinner, we had just discovered that our fingers are actually identical in length.


Today is the last day in our beach front apartment here in South Africa. Tomorrow we drive up to stay with our daughter in Johannesburg for the weekend, before flying to England on Monday to see hubby’s soon to be 104-year-old mom, Kathleen.

We have a splendid view of the Indian Ocean from our balcony and yesterday hubby took these photos of intrepid guys having fun in the surf. I think it must feel really awesome to do this.Β  I’m not much of a water-baby myself,Β  but I do enjoy watching them.





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I may not be able to blog or comment for the next week or so until we get back home to Florida on July 4th. I wish you all a very good week and will see you again soon.



67 comments on “Having Fun On A Windy Day

  1. Oh Sylvia, I am sorry to hear about corticosteroids, and I know that antibiotics aren’t fun either. Your sense of humour will get you through this. It must be a relief after so many doctors visits. xx

  2. Oh Sylvia, I’m so sorry to read this, only getting on here about once a moth, I guess I’ve missed a few things? Sending some good vibes your way.. with a prAyer πŸ™ or 2. . Hope your feeling your self soon!!!!

  3. Dear Sylvia, I am so sorry to read about your medical travails, but so relieved that the doctors now know what has been troubling you. Always such a shame to have it happen on holiday, I hope that you are now fully recovered by the time you read this and enjoying immensly your time in England with darling MiL πŸ™‚ ❀ Beautiful photo of you and your sister – and great shots of the windsurfers. My brother used to do it, but not me…like you, I would rather take the photos πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ xxx

      • Hi Sylvia…just quickly checking in here as things are crazy at home, we were supposed to move this Friday but a problem at the bottom of the chain threatened to blow it all apart. Still waiting for confirmation it’s on but had to cancel the removal van and everything. Nightmare. I am trying my best to keep calm, but it’s not easy. I hope by now you are fully recovered and back to enjoying life in full and I’ll catch up with you as soon as I can πŸ™‚ xx

    • Oh dear, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you that the removal goes off without any more hitches. Moving house is a very stressful experience at the best of times. Yes, all is good here, but now we are busy preparing for a few weeks away up north visiting our son and family for my 70th birthday. On our return journey, we’ll be visiting friends in N Carolina for a few days. Life is always busy, and it will be good when I can just relax for a few months and enjoy just living here. Love and hugs my special friend. Take care and try to stay calm. xx

  4. Oh, of course having your loving husband there is helpful and comforting! Hope you have a lovely time with his mother! I enjoy hearing about Kathleen’s long, memorable life! πŸŽ‚ xo

  5. This was a sad but hopeful post, Sylvia. I had hoped the last round of meds had managed to knock the “bug” or some kind of impetus out of your system! Thank you for sharing your sister’s and your photograph! You do look like sisters, “two peas in a pod!” ❀❀
    Hands are something I had not thought about comparing between siblings. . . Hope and pray you won’t come home with any more congestion or persistent cough! It must be special comfort to have your dear sister and friends close by. xo πŸ™

    • Thanks so much, dear Robin. We’re home again now and hopefully am fully recovered. I don’t know what made me suddenly decide to see how our hands compared. Our darling Mom had such beautiful hands, even into old age. ❀ xx

  6. A post chock full of wonder. So glad your lungs are clearing. Hope you’re soon off those pills because that nightmare is a bad one! So funny how our dreams tell us our feelings. You must be feeling that you have a heavy load on your back-lungs. I love the photo of you and your sister-both beautiful women. And the photos are magnificent. Safe travels home!

  7. Hope that you will be feeling much better soon Sylvia and enjoy the rest of your stay here in South Africa and safe travels!
    Take care and regards,

  8. Good to read you are on the mend Sylvia, you couldn’t go around carrying that bed much longer…..some dreams are exhausting! Enjoy catching up with your daughter. You and your sister are very alike.

  9. It is good to learn that some medicines can cause nightmare. I think it could be worst than nightmare. I can imaging that you did not have good rest with the nightmare you had. I am glad your conditions are getting better.

    These are cool shots of the windsurfing!

  10. Sometime we can feel like we live at the doctors’ but it must have been worth to find out there’s nothing too serious wrong with your lungs. I hope you start to feel better soon and can stop the meds. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  11. So sorry you’ve had these uncomfortable tests and ill health. I pray these preventions work wonders. I know you’ll be back to your joyful-self soon. Blessings πŸ™πŸ»
    Your hubby’s Mom is a testement to a the wonders of longevity. May she continue to bring joy to you both. HAPPY 104TH BIRTHDAY KATHLEEN … much health and love. πŸŽ‚ Have a safe flight back to the shunshine state (secret: it’s been raining everyday for the last 2 weeks).
    Issy 😎

  12. Being ill is so annoying isn’t it, I do hope you manage to shake off that cough soon. Have a lovely weekend with your daughter and a safe flight to the UK. Sending birthday wishes to Kathleen, hope she is still fighting fit πŸ™‚

  13. I’m a looker, not a do-er, when it comes to water, too, Ad. I do hope you can shake this off! You must need a dose of English weather πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ God speed!

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