Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

South Africa - Bushy, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Fred and I are back home in Amsterdam now, having flown from Robin Hood - Doncaster-Sheffield-Nottingham airport, which is in fact, in the countryside just out past the racecourse in Doncaster. We have had a busy but enjoyable time in England, the last couple of days with Diana and the family in Sheffield, before than a night at my Dad's on The Wirral and before tha a night at Philip's in Gloucestershire. It was very nice seeing everyone and it was just a pity that Fred has not been feeling too well.

A year ago, we were in Zululand in South Africa, driving in our rented Kia from Eshowe to Insinkwe, having a puncture on the wya, which we just managed to fix before evrything shut down for New Year. We made it to Isinkwe, a bush camp near the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi National Park in good time to settle in before the New Year celebrations started by the pool. We had been told to be there by 7'ish as this was the time the local resident bushbaby might come down to feed on the fruit left out for him and , sure enough, he turned up!

No bush babies this evening, I expect, as we go to see in the New Year at Henk's, next door. Nice to stay local and greet all the neighbours outside shortly after midnight. There is a rope across the street so we can expect the bangers to go off and already it sounds like Beirut outside with all the fireworks going off.

So, like last year, this leaves us wishing you all....

Lieve allemaal,
We wensen jullie een prettige jaarwisseling en een Gelukkig en Gezond Nieuwjaar.

Liefs, Fred en Charles

Dear all,
We wish you a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

Love, Fred and Charles

Liebe Freunde,
Wir wunschen euch alle ein guter Silvesterabend und ein Guttes und Gesundes 2007.

Liebe Grusse von Fred und Charles

Cari amici,
Sinceri auguri per un felice buon anno!

Saluti, Fred e Charles



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