A Great South African You May Not Know About

It is mainly when David comes home to visit that little known sports channels appear. This was what happened yesterday afternoon and I was introduced to Lucas Sithole. There he was on the tennis court, in his wheel chair taking on the number 1 American wheel chair player David Wagner. But David Wagner, while being wheelchair bound has an added advantage over Lucas. David has both arms. Lucas only has the use of one.

At the age of 12, Lucas fell under a train and in that horrific accident, he lost both legs and one arm just below the elbow. A long and painful recovery followed. According to interviews, Lucas doesn’t want to dwell on his pre-accident past. Preferring to focus on a very rosy future, he focusses on a blossoming tennis career, a new bride (he married in December 2014) and a young son.

He is now a professional tennis player, representing South Africa in all corners of the globe. What is remarkable is that he only started playing tennis 10 years ago. In 2006, he found himself in his first international wheelchair match in the Netherlands. He lost 6-0, 6-0 in the first round. But with a determination second to none, competitive tenacity and endless practice, Lucas has risen to become a dominant force in the wheelchair tennis circuit. What sets him apart as nothing less than remarkable is that he has to both toss the ball and hit it with his left hand. Have you tried that lately? Hold a tennis racquet in your left hand, with the ball. Throw the ball up, with racquet in hand and then hit it and get it in!

Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)

Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images

Yesterday he found himself up against his biggest rival David Wagner at the SA ACSA Wheelchair finals. The last two ACSA finals have gone to Wagner and Lucas was determined to win and keep the trophy on SA soil. Going down the first set was not in the plan, but Lucas came back to win the next two sets and triumphantly celebrated a great victory not only for himself but for South Africa as well.

Final scoreWatch  his post match interview…

He has every right to be happy….he lost to David Wagner in the 2012 Paralympics in London. He’s sure to be back next year in Rio.

You can watch a documentary of his story by ENCA, made in 2012.

Sources:

Lucas brings a story of hope and inspiration. Regardless of what our lives are like, we can actually do anything with them. The choice is ours. I’m sure Lucas would have liked to crawl into a ball and not face the hurdles ahead. But he didn’t. He chose to try and in doing so, he has been successful. I’m sure when he lost 6-0,6-0 in the Netherlands 9 years ago, he was ready to give up. But he didn’t. He is now seeing the fruit of his labour. Very few things happen without hard work and determination. Whatever you want to do, seek God’s will for your life and with the right motives, go for it.

Colossians 3:23

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Keep the smile going. In a world with so many bad things happen, stay positive.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Easiest Banting Seed Bread Ever

Sometimes, something is worth putting up a second time and this is it. One of the most popular hits from my recipes, this hard-to-fail seed bread ticks all the Banting boxes as it provides a fabulous substitute for traditional wheat-laden high carb bread.

My friend  Jo said she found it on, ‘one of the Banting sites.’  There are so many of them now, that you collect a stack of information and recipes from a variety of places and in the end where exactly becomes a bit blurry. So if this is your original recipe, please let me know and I’ll give you the final credit!

One of the things that makes this loaf so attractive is that it is so easy to make. Literally mix the dry , mix the wet, pour into a prepared loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven. It’s great for beginners. It’s delicious and it’s freezable.

Seed bread sliced

This is the BEST Banting Bread I have yet to see or taste, so give it a try, at least once:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour (Jo uses 1 packet of 100g ground almonds which is close enough to a cup)
  • 1 cup mixed seeds – (you can crush for a finer consistency – Jo doesn’t!)
  • 60ml Psyllium husks (get at health stores or at any regular store eg. Clicks/PnP)
  • 10ml baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (maybe a little less as the seeds and psyllium are both quite salty)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of Greek Yoghurt

Seeds for sprinkling on top. This is what you are aiming at:

Banting seed bread loaf

It makes  a beautiful loaf.

Method:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Add 6 eggs and mix well.
  • Add the yoghurt and mix together.
  • Line a regular loaf tin with waxed baking paper.
  • Pour in the mixture.
  • At this point, Jo sprinkles seeds on top & lightly presses them down.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 55 minutes.

Enjoy!

Matthew 4:4

But He answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Banting seed bread close up

Thanks Jo!

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Working in a Hostile Environment – How to Cope

 Once upon a time, someone put up on the office wall Ten Commandments to Working in a Hostile environment.  My eye fell on them from time to time. I used them on air a number of times and they were very helpful. I thought they may help others to have them outlined. If you Google TD Jakes with “Ten Commandments for Working in a Hostile Environment, you’ll find the whole message on You Tube.  He preached it in 2002 and has gone on to expand on it in a book with the same name. These principles will give you new energy to face any toxic environment.

TD-Jakes

  1. Understand that God anoints you for trouble. Be sure you are a Christian.  Put on the full armour of God before going to work. You’re going to war, so dress for it.
  2.  Don’t expect to be appreciated. Your only expectation should be to get a pay cheque. Don’t come to work to have personal relationships. Don’t allow what you do to affect who you are. Get your appreciation from your family and friends. You are at work to serve.
  3.  Seek opportunities to change the atmosphere without commenting on the problems. You have a God to talk to. You’re on an assignment. Quietness and trust shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)
  4. Do your job well but remember your mission. You are there to be a light. When you do your job well, you are a valuable member of the company.  Money is not your mission. It funds your mission.  Use your gifts and talents. Don’t expect your job to fund your vision. Diversify your income. Don’t be overly worried about the money. We must not be led by money.
  5.  Don’t let your environment get inside of you. You should influence it, not let it influence you. Stop going to work to be fed- you didn’t come to receive, you came to give.
  6.  Increase your capacity to work with different personalities. God will often bless you through people you don’t even like!
  7.  Remember where you are does not define where you are going. This will deliver you from frustration. God has a plan for your life. Keep your eye on the prize. When Peter did this, he was able to walk in what other people sank in!
  8. Get the optimum results with minimal confusion.  Be effective without making the environment worse.
  9.  Don’t be associated with one group or clique. Labels limit your usefulness. God wants you to work with everybody but be labelled by nobody. Use all your gifts.
  10. Always keep your song near you. Keep a consecrated place in your soul. Hold on to your praise. Guard your heart.

Never forget Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Criticism and How to Handle It

This morning as I posted a devotion to the Helga’s Daily Blog Facebook Page, I had a moment of hesitation.

A couple of misgivings fluttered through my mind. “What if I am judged?” “What if I am criticized for this?” “What if people don’t like it?” The insecurities I had many years ago, as a young and inexperienced journalist/writer, for just a moment flooded back to me. It made me realise a few things.

1. It is risky to ‘put yourself out there.’ When I started writing this blog, it was a challenge of discipline to myself to see if I could write every day. I didn’t have to share the blog on Facebook, but that’s what I ended up doing. I was on air at that time and people were sometimes interested it what I was up to. I know many people are interested in other people’s lives and they spend hours cruising through social media peeking into other’s homes and lifestyles. I thought let me write about life from a Christian perspective. The Bible is applicable today. Let me apply it every day to my life and to my blog. But in doing so, with it comes a degree of vulnerability. I learned that if I was going to put myself on social media, I was going to open myself up to criticism.

2. You will be criticized whoever you are. You don’t have to write or be in the public eye to be criticized. Just be on planet earth, and you will find criticism come your way. A casual glance may result in someone spitting: “Don’t look at me like that!” Angry drivers shake fists and gesticulate wildly at each other. Oh boy, when I was on air, I soon realised I couldn’t be all things to all people. The expectations were enormous, from the music I didn’t play and should have to the music I played and shouldn’t have. From what I said and who I interviewed. From the tone of my voice to the sound of my laugh, people had an opinion. But the best came from the expectation of what I looked like! The number of times I was told “you look totally different to what I was expecting!” You cannot be all things to all people.

People are thinking more about themselves than you, so don’t dwell on their opinion – get on and enjoy life. 

But also don’t let flattery go to your head.

praise-or-criticism

3. Don’t take the bait. With all of these things, I learned not to take the bait. People want a reaction to their unpleasantness. Ignore it. I  posted a number of articles on a news website. Most of them ended with a comment relating to God’s point of view. Oh! The backlash was remarkable. An out-pouring of wrath from those who don’t believe in God. As I read through all the comments, I just knew it would be a waste of time trying to defend myself. They will have answers and more criticism. I refused to take the bait. The end result: the whole ‘discussion’ fizzled out. Heated arguments over what you believe verses what they believe don’t really achieve anything except high blood pressure and distaste.

4. Constructive Criticism. Sometimes people would come to me with constructive criticism. They came in love. They came with my best interest at heart and not theirs. That was the difference. They cared. When people do that for you, it may not be something you want to hear, but listen to them. Think about what they have said and perhaps implement their ideas. Not everyone in my life has the right to criticise me, even if it is constructive. You have to earn that right. When criticism comes from someone I trust and care about, I listen closely.

Constructive-Criticism-cartoon

5. Get over it. Don’t let criticism cut you up and ruin your life. Hurt people hurt people. Often others cutting remarks come from their own pain. If someone says something cutting and hurtful that you know is not true, let it go. Don’t assimilate it; don’t let it grow into a toxic tree in your brain. Rather reinforce  the good things in your life, in your behaviour and what God has done for you. He’s the One who is ultimately in charge of your life. In all circumstances revert back to God and what He has said in His Word. He is the final Authority on the criticism that comes your way, so evaluate it in the light of the Bible. You will soon find it fizzles away.

So back to the misgivings about this morning’s devotion. So what if people don’t like it? So what if I am criticized? So what if I am judged?  I have to live this life of mine. I am the only one who can do it – no one else. I have to be accountable for my actions whether they be in the public arena or behind closed doors. I have to live my life an open book before God. He will have the final say.

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Bad Service/Good Service

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been trying to get an internet service sorted for the place I am furnishing. This place has a Telkom phone line, but nothing more. Our Internet Service Provider is Webafrica, so we decided to try them first.

Webafrica

Mike got hold of them at about 8-15am, but the person he spoke to said he was ‘technical support’ and Mike must phone again to speak to ‘sales’. Mike tried again, but he just couldn’t get through. Now when one is in the middle of the work day, you can spend a tea break doing this kind of thing but not the entire day. Eventually, he called me and we made an arrangement that he would continue to call Webafrica, while I would call Telkom.

Telkom

I have heard recently, that Telkom is hopelessly difficult to get hold of telephonically. Walking into their stores is also tedious and time consuming. I wondered what my experience would be. I called and got their automated answering service with instructions to follow which I dutifully did. Eventually, the message came back for me to be patient as they were very busy and it may take a ‘very long time’ for me to get through. I put speaker phone on, set it down next to my computer and carried on what I was doing. The music came on, interspersed with voices telling me about special packages – that happened for 5 minutes, then everything stopped. I said “hello”  a few times, but there was no response. No music, no voices. So I gave up.

Then I decided to go onto the website of Afrihost…

Afrihost

 

There I found a form to fill in that said a consultant would call me. Aha! This seems pretty harmless. Let’s see if I get a call. So I filled in the message form very clearly stating what my needs were and I hit ‘send.’  That was probably about 11am. Truly, I half forgot about it. I expected a call a day later or two days later or not at all. So I was surprised when at 3-40pm, the phone rang and it was Afrihost. By the time loadshedding kicked in at 4pm, the options had been discussed, the deal was done, the package procured and payment made. :) And to my delight, turns out they probably are the cheapest. I’m glad it’s Afrihost – we advertised them on CCFm for years!

Telkom is going to have to do something about their service. It’s too abysmal to get stressed over though. I will deal with them as infrequently as possible. If I have to walk into their store, I plan to do it just before they open. They sent me an sms, asking me to rate their service and asking if I would recommend them. Sorry, I can’t. They asked why. I told them their waiting time is way too long. They asked if my issue was resolved. I had to say No, it wasn’t resolved by Telkom and that I’m using another ISP. That can’t be good for business.

The other day when we went out for Sushi at Salushis in Claremont, one of my friends had her sushi arrive with some of the topping messed up.

Salushi

 

She didn’t notice, but the waiter did. The next thing, the waiter returned with two pieces of sushi to replace the ones that had been smudged. Then to all of our delight, he allowed her to keep the  squished ones and have the new ones! Free sushi! No one argues. No one complains. Everyone remembers it and it makes you feel good about the service and the restaurant as a whole. It doesn’t take much to make a good impression. But having said that, it doesn’t take much to create a bad one either. This morning, having cappuccino at Tribeca at the Blue Route, our coffees came not very hot and Riana’s was in a large cup while mine was in a small cup! We got charged the same. “Those are the only cups we have,” the waitress said, “Sorry, we can’t do anything about that.” I think if they are going to do that, they should at least send matching cups to the clientèle and not give them odd ones. I felt hard done by! It was busy and it was right after load-shedding, so I understand things may have been a bit chaotic, but a good waitress would have said, “You’re absolutely right, let me give you a refill!” That would have been the right thing to do.

One thing about living in the world today, is that it doesn’t matter where you live or work or go, there is no reason for bad service. If clients are your livelihood, be nice to them. Put them first. Make them count. Leave them with a good experience. You’ll have them coming back over and over again. We in South Africa can do this. We just have to make it happen.

In the Old Testament, someone who set himself apart as a man of excellence was Daniel. It got him places…

Daniel 6:3

Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

Let’s have an excellent spirit within us.

Keep the smile going!

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Hillary Clinton Running For President

I woke up this morning with, of all people, Hillary Clinton, on my mind. I saw a news story about her campaign to run for the prestigious position of US President. Hillary Clinton is 67 years old, turning 68 in October 2015.  But elections are only at the end of 2016. If she wins the Democratic nomination as their lead candidate for President, by the time America goes to the polls, she will already have turned 69. If she wins, she will be US president from the age of 69 to 73, which is a bit of an irony because she was at Yale Law School from 1969 to 1973!

hclintonShe’s certainly has the brand to take her nomination forward. She has determination, drive and tenacity. She’s been criticized, publicly embarrassed and  humiliated. Hillary Clinton, regardless of her political beliefs, has to be remarkable for her ability to get back up again and carry on. She’s used to receiving criticism, but it must wear her down. The latest gripe is against her campaign logo which many suggest looks like a hospital sign…

hillary1-289x310Now I know from what is said in the press and splashed across television, that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party at large, is generally very unpopular in Christian circles. I’m not a close follower of American politics and to be honest pretty much stay on the fringes of world and South African politics alike. One thing I do know about them – when campaigning, great offers are made. When the campaign is over, the election won and the new president begins office, somehow those wild offers of amazing promises begin to fade in obscurity. I think if I have to write about the kind of country I would like to live in, it would include the following:

1. Fairness – a system of fairness where the rich do not exploit the poor.

2. Honesty – no bribery or corruption.

3. Safety – proper policing .

4. Justice – A judicial system that is fair and efficient.

5. Excellence – where each individual strives to take care of his/her environment.

6. Bible based – with the world in the state it is today, I don’t believe we will ever find a truly Bible based nation. We are blessed in South Africa to be largely Christian, but we certainly are not run by God’s people.

Unfortunately on planet earth we will never find all of these attributes. While we are human, it can’t be perfect.

We’ll enjoy perfection in eternity though. There we will have far more than safety. We’ll have perfect peace, love and joy. It’s going to be pretty spectacular, far more than we could ever imagine.

Our job here on earth is to keep on going, trusting Jesus, allowing Him to guide our lives and doing the best that we can. He created this world for us to enjoy, so let’s do just that. Everything we have comes from God.

Psalm 24:1

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Mammogram 2015 With A Bone Density Test As Well

Today was the day for my 2015 Mammogram. My last one was April last year. It was fine, but since I am now the wonderful age of 50 and my Mom had breast cancer, it is suggested I go annually.

As with last year, today I went again with my good friend, Riana. Again the whole process was smooth and free flowing and friendly. The ladies are so kind and caring. They welcome you with a smile and are very concerned for your well being and comfort. That makes such a difference. Today, I began by having a Bone Density Test (BDT). I was taken to the the x-ray room where this takes place….

Bone density testIt’s  a specialized Xray of the spine and hips. I just lay flat on my back and this machine scanned over my body…

Bone density machineEunice, who did my BDT test was very informative and explained what she was doing as she went along.  She then gave me a brief overview of my results. With the cartilage in my knees shot and my feet giving me grief I did not have high expectations in regard to my bone health. Eunice explained that generally you’ll see the first signs of osteoporosis in the spine. So those are the results she went to first. My results showed me in the 84 percentile. I should be somewhere in the 90s, so that wasn’t great. My hips are in better shape (98 & 99%). You do all these tests with the expectation of being reassured of the absence of disease and if there is an abnormality, that you will get it early enough to be treated and reversed.  I am set to live another 40 years, so I need to reverse this as soon as possible. So the next plan is to visit my gynae for more advice.  (84% is an A – I’ll take it!)

Next it was onto the Mammo machine …

Mammo machine

We are old friends. For more how this works and more about the procedure, you can read what I wrote about last year’s mammogram. Last year I had an ultrasound right after the mammo. This year, after my results were checked, they said I was free to go – an ultrasound wasn’t necessary.

So that was that. Our lives are in God’s hands. I’m planning on being around to at least 90. :-)

Moses in Psalm 90:10 expressed a bit of cynicism…

“Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.”

Poor Moses…pondering a life of trouble and sorrow.

My plan is to make the most of 70 or 80 or 90 if my strength endures and more importantly, if God allows. They will quickly pass and I look forward to the flight away. In the meantime, I’m working hard on avoiding too much trouble and sorrow.

So far so good.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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You Magazine Stalking Henri

Like a broken record, I write again about the van Breda murders. While there is no news of any consequence (ie no arrests have yet been made), it has come to pass than in order to find out any information stalker photographers have had to be employed to track down new details of Henri van Breda.

This happened over the last couple of weeks, courtesy of the You Magazine photographer, quoted on the article to be Mike Behr. It made for interesting reading and insight into Henri’s life. With no information forthcoming from the police,  this is the only way to try and find out what is going on. Have someone follow Henri. It seems that’s what they did.

You coverYou can see the photos have been taken from a distance….

Henri at the beachThe main body of the article contains details of Henri’s movements and conversations, which, if true are nothing less than deceptive & suspicious. There are two things that jump out at me.

According to this report, it’s said that Henri moved out of the home of his uncle and aunt and into a guest house not far away. On one occasion, he went back to their house at a time they were not home and met with a man, seemingly known to him, with a horse and cart…hiding behind a tree, the You photographer caught the interchange. They said after a conversation, Henri went back inside while the man hung around outside. Before leaving the carthorse man went to the front door. What that was all about, no one knows. But it seems suspicious behaviour.

Henri with carthorseThe second red flag for me was the information, the You Magazine journalist (the article was written by Joanie Bergh) got from staff at the guesthouse where Henri was staying. Henri told staff  “he was from Johannesburg and a student at the University of Stellenbosch.He said he was on holiday and occasionally visited family who lived nearby. His parents lived in Australia, he added, and he couldn’t live with his uncle and aunt because they are in an old-age home.” (You Magazine 16th April 2015, page 8/9).

It sounds absolutely bizarre that he would tell someone that.

It seems Henri’s habits at the guesthouse consisted of watching TV, using his laptop, smoking (Camel) and drinking red wine and whiskey alone in his room.

The You article also says that on the Thursday before Easter, Henri bid his aunt and uncle an emotional farewell and was put on a plane to Johannesburg. There have been rumours around that Marli is or has been discharged from her rehabilitation facility in Strand. It is not infeasible for her to move in with the same uncle and aunt who are her guardians as well. The article also mentions that the security surrounding Marli is as tight as ever with policemen guarding her 24 hours a day. Why is that? There is something strange going on here that we know nothing about. The police remain silent. According to an IOL report, police spokesman Andre Trout says they will be saying nothing about the investigation apart from the fact that significant progress was being made.

The concluding paragraph of Joanie Bergh’s You Magazine article says “the family are incredibly tense about the fact nobody has been apprehended for the crime, the insider reveals. It feels like a ticking time bomb that could explode. Nobody knows when – or if- they’re going to arrest the axe murderer.”

For those who are following this story from abroad, that’s the latest we know. It originates with the You Magazine and has been published in a variety of forms in leading newspapers and on various websites.

Altogether it’s a terribly sad story. But as, I began to write, and I said I was like a broken record in bringing the case up again, I have to conclude by repeating what I’ve said many times before on this forum. It’s not about here and now. This life is but a breath and then we are gone. In a prayer that Moses prayed, he captures the brevity of life…

Psalm 90:4-6

A thousand years in your sight  are like a day that has just gone by,  or like a watch in the night. Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death— they are like the new grass of the morning: In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.

Another life is to come.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx

 

 

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Chocolate Nut Butter Balls

This recipe originated with Sally-Ann Creed and were made by a friend of mine. I had them on a day when I hadn’t eaten much. They  brightened my eyes and just thinking about them makes my mouth water!

Guilt free chocolate Almond (or macadamia) Butter Balls

Ingredients

  1. 4 Tablespoons  Almond Butter OR  Macadamia Nut Butter
  2. 2 Tablespoons Organic Honey (that’s very little over 12-15 balls) you could use xylitol though!
  3.  2 Tablespoons  Cacao powder, and a little extra for the coating
  4. Zest of a good organic orange
  5. Squeeze about a tablespoon of orange juice out of the orange after zesting

Instructions

  1. Mix all the above into a bowl and mix well using a fork.
  2. Now roll them into little balls (should make around 12-15 depending on size)
  3. Gently roll into the extra cacao powder and enjoy these with impunity
  4. Keep in the fridge

Notes

  1. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Low Carb, Guilt-free!

For me, the orange was the secret ingredient. It absolutely lifted them out of regular chocolate to a unique treat!

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

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Cheapest, Fastest Car Wash

Getting our cars washed have always been an interesting exercise. In days gone by, Mike regularly used a local passer-by who was looking for work, to wash our cars. Mike wanted to help and this was a way to do just that. Until one day, the local fella used a scourer on Mike’s car and pretty much ruined the paintwork! :(  Since then, we have been nervous of extending our kindness to helpers, choosing rather to do it ourselves or book it in for a wash. The dirt on my car has been getting thicker. It’s covered in this kind of dirt…from roof to wheels…

Dirty car

I once tried to wash it but did a pretty bad job. Yesterday, I was reminded of the drive through car-wash down at Sun Valley BP garage (behind where the new mall is going up). This morning, I trundled down and discovered the drive through was only R35! They took off my car aerial, sprayed down the car and lined me up on the rail on the right…

The carwash rollerThen with these instructions fresh in my mind: leave the engine on, leave the car in neutral, do not brake and don’t open the windows (duh), I was on my way…

In we goThe soapy water gets thicker….

Claustrophobic car wash….and thicker…actually it’s not for the claustrophobic!

All white with the brush approachingThe bright pink rollers are fast approaching…

Almost at the pink rollerUntil eventually, they’re there…

Pink rollerThe car continues to glide forward and the pink rollers clean the sides….

Rollers doing the side windwoIt’s fun to wash, if not a little eerie! But soon you are forced forward to a barrier that boldly instructs you not to brake. The barrier starts to rise and another instruction comes into view…

Dont brake or exit until the light is greenSomething about the traffic light being green. I wait. Ah, there you go…

Green light means goAnd out I drove!

Only to be met by a friendly gent who quickly dried off my windows.

All for R35!

In about 10 minutes!

Quick and inexpensive. Safe and clean.

Sounds good to me!

Nice sparkly car!

Clean carEven the tyres are nice and shiny!

That was a good deal. Now I know where I will be going every couple of weeks.

Such fun!

Today, I started reading the book of Job in the Old Testament.

Job 1:1

“In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.”

Wise man.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip,

Helga xx :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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