Alas, Alack

Alas, alack! On Sabbatical in Sandton is NOT one of the 10 finalists in the SA Blog Awards' Best New Blog category – or any other category, for that matter. So all of you who meant to nominate me but didn't…feel the guilt. Feel it wash all over you… From my side, I will be wallowing in disappointment alongside a pool in Mauritius next week. The Husband has decided it is the only way to cheer me up.

Just kidding. I wish.

No, we are off to this fair island because he is riding in yet another cycle race – another cycle race disguised as a holiday. Although, this time, I intend to go on a concerted Strike de Soigneuse. After all, I am a Saffer – striking should be in my blood. I'll be silently picketing at the pool behind my dark glasses, my book and my margarita and The Husband can go off and do as many little circles around the island as his heart desires.

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, I took myself off to a Zumba class this morning. Admittedly, I have not shaken my tush to those sexy Brazilian beats in a long time. Normally, I am intimidated by a classroom full of hot chicks who really can move their little backsides to the beat of the music. But that's the beauty of being on sabbatical – it was just me and a bunch of middle-aged housewives, WAY past their prime. Thank God. So we all looked a bit like "white-chicks-can't-dance" – because, let's face it, we generally can't. The hilarious part is that the instructor had a beer boep the size of a Jabulani soccer ball. (In fact, I think that may be an understatement.) But boy, could he dance! Just goes to show…

Anyway, thanks to my class-mates, I came out of there feeling like Shakira (but with more clothes on) and ready to take on this beautiful Spring day in Jozi.

Hope the traffic doesn't suck too much and you make it home in time for a sun-downer on your balcony!


  1. Oh ma biche, je suis déçue !!!! MEME quand on vote de Belgique…
    Bon, je me console pour toi en te traitant de sal…. !!! C'est quoi c'te histoire?? Maurice maintenant ?? Il a bon dos ton Husband et ses courses cyclistes… Faut que j'm'en trouve un pareil, la vie on sabbatical n'a pas l'air trop pénible !!
    Je t'embrasse xoxo
    JU (qui prépare quand même son prochain voyage – en Syrie mais c'est SEULEMENT en novembre…)

  2. Hi Nat,
    It's quite a bummer that you did not get to the top 10, I don't think any of those other blogs are as witty and entertaining as yours…but keep blogging anyway…I'm a dedicated fan!!! Love, Busi

  3. So… You get one disappointment and you give up ??? No post in almost 2 months, I miss your witty comments on your life !!