She’s Ninety One Today; She’s Ninety One . .

‘She’s got the key of the door; Never been ninety one before . .’ The lovely ladies at Azania gave Mom a special cake and a rousing song. Maybe due to austerity measures each candle used has to represent thutty years. Also due to fire regulations, maybe? And ‘part thereof’ probably doesn’t count: you haveContinue reading “She’s Ninety One Today; She’s Ninety One . .”

Mom’s Days

Just in case anyone was thinking Aitch only had Mom’s Day, I gotta tell ya – not at all! She had her birthday 6 January; She had her second birthday 6 July “‘cos it’s unfair my birthday is so close to Christmas, everyone used to give me one present, and my day was lost inContinue reading “Mom’s Days”

Sindi’s Twenty!

Jess joined her great friend Sindi Angelos last night to celebrate Sindi’s birthday. Here’s Sindi in yellow, Jess in pink with Tom down at Gayle’s Hibberdene beach cottage in the olden days: The jol was just up our road at Jalapeno’s, popular after-work dop joint. Jess walked home after a few hours. When she nextContinue reading “Sindi’s Twenty!”

I Used To Know The Answer .

It was quite clear to me the answer was NO. Now I’m less sure . . Reason being my young kids still seem to lurv and appreciate me! Weird. ——-ooo000ooo——- Yet again I was caught by an April Fools joke on my birthday, Tommy (17) the perpetrator this time; Not quite 64 in a row,Continue reading “I Used To Know The Answer .”

Ninety in the Shade!

Four generations and friends met at Mom’s house to celebrate her 90th today. It was an all-day affair that included morning tea and lunch. Even when I got there after two there was cake and cheese and biscuits and olives and chips n dips, coffee and tea. Then champagne and sherry. Mom had to foregoContinue reading “Ninety in the Shade!”

The Photographic Record

Every year Trish got a professional photographer to the kids’ parties. Me, I’m scrooge. I’ll take the pictures. I can do this! So at the kids’ uShaka Waterworld party I tried to photograph everyone. But I didn’t get one of lovely young Hannah, and she left early. I told Tom. “Doesn’t matter”, he says, “She’sContinue reading “The Photographic Record”

Jess Sweet Sixteen

So we’ve survived Jessie’s Sweet Sixteen party. The wild breakout and breakaway is yet to come. They had an innocent ball. Tom helped get the place ready: No sex, no drugs, not even any rock’nroll. I didn’t even smell cigarettes!Swimming, sweets and hiphop & rap instead. Mainly hip hop. With lumo lights: All I gotContinue reading “Jess Sweet Sixteen”

Deprivation

Aitch takes the kids for lunch at a Spur restaurant with her folks – Gogo ‘Ona and Grumpa Neil. It’s two days after their joint birthday – they turned 7 and 11, so it was 2008. TomTom is wolfing down a bowl of ice cream he has FINALLY been able to wheedle out of hisContinue reading “Deprivation”

Heartfelt Appreciation

Jessie’s Thank You letter to Dizzi: December 11th, 2008 by bewilderbeast Jess n Tom got well spoilt for their birthday. Jessie wrote a thank you note to her favourite GoodGodParents: Thank you for the ABBA singstar you are the best and the best. And I’ve just sung Summer Night City it is the best songContinue reading “Heartfelt Appreciation”