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Pomegranite is going on holiday and we slid down some slides!

by Carla

Yesterday Pomegranite had an end-of-year celebration/inspiration afternoon at the Muizenberg Water Slides. It was SO MUCH FUN! This is what went down:

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Nobody could stop smiling, especially when one of the actual children in the queue said: “Excuse me sir?” to Riyad. Or when the car guard said: “Thank-you family.” as we parked. We just took it in our stride.

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Sarah was very brave and swam in the sea. Liz, Riyad and I shivered on the beach.

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In the spirit of ‘Christmas’ we asked ourselves two questions:

What are you most looking forward to? and What is one of the best Christmas/holiday memories that are fueling our holiday anticipation?:

Sarah said: “Drinking a big G&T while sitting in the pool and watching my cousins play tennis. Also not looking at my computer and switching off my brain.”

Sarah’s memory: “When I was 5 or 6, my sister, cousin and I all got matching dolls and prams for Christmas. I was so excited I threw up and couldn’t enjoy the rest of the day.”

Liz said: “Litchis in Durbs. Getting to know my niece, Grace, who is 22 months old and showing my boyfriend where I grew up i.e. my favourite trees in the garden. Definitely lawn cricket because last year my other niece spent the entire time sitting on my brother’s foot – hugging his leg. Hopefully she will join in this year.”

Liz’s memory: “I went to my grandparents in England for Christmas and they convinced me that reindeers had come through the house and left me roller blades. How did they convince me you ask? They dragged mud through the house to show where the reindeer had been.”

Carla said: “Wearing shorts all day and no shoes. Swimming. Going to Beaverlac. Reading a book on the couch and falling asleep (i.e. having nothing on my mind.) And champagne.”

Carla’s memory: “Having chicken pox for Christmas with my sister but getting kittens. So it was awesome.”

Riyad said: “Spending time with family and friends. A well deserved rest before the next year. Lots of strawberry milkshakes.”

Riyad’s memory: “In primary school I convinced my parents to buy me a Christmas tree because everyone at my school had one. We did the whole presents thing and everything.”

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What a view!