Discovering New Lands Again My Life 07 OCT 2008

ClaireIt’s been ages since Chantelle and I have visited at Claire’s flat in Newlands, so it was an easy choice to make when we learned that she had thrown a spanner into the works of our own plans for Sunday late afternoon’s visit with the folks by inviting them over for lunch first. Needless to say, we immediately chirped up that we would love to pop in for lunch as well and so come Sunday afternoon, we found ourselves sitting in the heavy traffic on the N1 thanks to all the construction work currently taking place, on our way to Claire and Riley’s little flat right next to Newlands Rugby Stadium.

Now Riley is currently away for five or so weeks in Europe (lucky bugger), meaning Claire had in fact a dastardly, sneaky motive for inviting Pops and Ryan around to her flat in the first place – she needed some DIY done! So by the time we eventually arrived (late as always, but at least this time not because we got lost), the boys were hard at work putting up shelves and a mirror, making use of the nifty laser level tool that pops had just purchased especially for this job.

Claire’s currently in the renovating mood and so there is plenty of work to be done, meaning mom, Chantelle and I had plenty of time to catch with little Tiga and Cal, both of whom are growing up very nicely – but at the same time are a complete handful according to Claire! (They were however not responsible for the disappearance of Riley’s fish apparently – the cracked glass on the big tank and the water all over the floor appears to be the vital clue