25 September, 2008

a great day in south africa.

So after the turmoil of last week, it has turned out alright. No, in fact much better than alright.

It has been a great day here in South Africa. Not only do we have a new president, who seems to know what he is doing, but we also have a new Health Minister and Safety Minister, which is by far the best news of the year. So far our new President has done more in half an hour than our previous one did in eight years.

I always try to remain positive about my country, but today I can truly believe it! The sun is shining a little brighter, the birds are chirping a little louder :-)

I think this is a very very good thing.

11 comments:

jacki janse van rensburg said...

i love the positive attitude. i'm hopin'!

i love the cupcake recipe. i might try them. or not.

i'm also posting a recipe soon. we'll see who's is better...

Hayley said...

okay, game on :-)

Keith said...

Hi Hayley, I have just reading your blog note and I had the news on in the backround- no tv at present. What you say is exactly what went through my mind.

I must agree with you 100%- we can only go forward. We have such a great coutry, I was travelling to Port Elizabeth earlier this week and kept saying to myself what a beautiful country we live in. If I get a chance I will share my thoughts about the beautiful country side in the Eastern Cape in my blog later tonight.

Hayley said...

Hey Keith,
Could not agree with you more. and I am an Eastern Cape girl, born in PE, so I am so with you there!
When do you leave?

Francois said...

Ding Dong the witch is gone.... :)

Best news EVER!

No more beetroot and garlic to cure HIV. What an idiot, good riddance.

Kylie said...

that makes me happy, too! there's a special place in my heart for SA :)

Keith said...

Hi Hayley, I am due to take off at 22h30 tomorrow night Friday). Finish work at not a minute past 11am. I am only going in to avoid been docked an extra days leave.

allie said...

Great post!

I am with you all the way -my one hope is that, please God, by some miracle, Motlanthe could stay on after the elections. . . .

Did anyone hear the fable that one of the Afrikaans guys in parliament told when he addressed the house?

It was hilarious - brought the house (pardon the pun!) down.

Hmm, think I might post that on my own blog . . .

allie said...

Thanks for visiting my spot, Hayley.

The fable is posted.

(Sounds a bit like "The Eagle has Landed" hey?)

*gurgle*

PS: I have you up on my sidebar now - am enjoying your writing

Heather Nicole said...

Hi Haley!
I love reading about SA. You have really broadend my view of Africa. I always thought of Africa as a Safari/Desert area with lots of Elephants and lions and tribal people!...silly, I know! But thank you for opening up my mind to realize that its not true. I like reading about your traditions and seeing the beautiful pictures. I would love to get the opportunity to come to SA and see those table top mountians! (I just have to convince my husband that there is life in Africa, hehe)

Jesse said...

Things do seem to be working out well!

Thanks for your comment on my blog - it's interesting how South Africans are slowly catching on to Etsy; the more SA sellers there are, the more SA buyers there seem to be. I think it's taking a while because many people in SA are still using dial-up, which makes browsing more of a pain than a pleasure.