… a little bit of this, that and a lot more

Colonialist last week posed the challenge




Sometimes there is a fleeting moment when what one sees, hears or feels comes together to produce  images or sensations, or a quick series of them, that are truly memorable.  My challenge is to recall one such, and to do a post about it.  If you take up the challenge, please notify me so that I can do a list.



I thought really long and hard. All I seem to remember and focus on is the bad. Why are people like that? Or is it just me?


This truly bugged me as I know that I do have magic moments stashed somewhere in that mad mind of mine. Except for the obvious firsts – feeling my babies’ first kicks in my belly. Seeing them for the first. Holding them the first time.


Their first words, their first time sitting, smiling, etc. Not that one can pinpoint those moments exactly. But you remember them. It’s buried somewhere underneath all the other crap.


But finally I remembered one that was truly magical for me. Our first holiday at the sea. I was happy then.


Money had been tight from the moment we were married. So we hadn’t been on holiday for the first 7 years of our married life.


TA was 6+ and B2 was 2 and a bit. My BFF still booked the holiday for us in Umdloti.


We’d created such a buzz with the kids, they were driving us nuts with questions on “When are we going? When will we be there? Are we gonna stay in the sea? How long is it gonna take?” to “Ma, are you sure we’re going to the sea?”


That was of course TA. B2 was limited to laughs and smiles and “I’m tired. Where the sea?” . They were driving us completely bonkers.


We left that Friday night, coz we wanted to get there at dawn, so we could have our first view of the sea at that magical time.


It was worth it. They were sleeping, and I woke them up – we’d just parked at the chalet we were to stay in, and had a magnificent view of the ocean. It was slightly overcast, but that sun was peaking insistently through those flimsy clouds.


Their wonder and excitement at seeing this mass of water and the sight of the sun coming up was something else. I’m sure I was choked up. It made me feel like I’ve given them the most precious gift. And I also felt like father Christmas.




These are not my pics, we didn’t have a digital then. Courtesy of the www….



That is probably my fondest memory ever.


Trying to get B2 into the water was another experience altogether!


Comments on: "Colonialist’s Magic Moment Challenge" (33)

  1. drey said:

    Lovely and more to come;-}

  2. JournoJen said:

    Ahhh wow that really is a special moment!

  3. granny47 said:

    Wonderful memory.

  4. linniezx10 said:

    Awww Dinx that is awesome, I can just picture those little faces!

  5. optout said:

    One of my fondest memories was when OH and I were visiting Ireland and being driven around sightseeing by good friends. The scenery was beautiful, the driving relaxed – no hurried pace, the music playing on the radio soothing and I remember thinking to myself that the moment was so perfect that I had to file it away in my mind so that I could retrieve it in the future.

  6. Stefanus said:

    Very nice!

  7. Killakat said:

    Where Dinx? šŸ˜‰

  8. Killakat said:

    Now THAT is a truly awesome memory!

  9. Killakat said:

    I file and I file, but they get muddles, which resutls in me struggling to get the right ones! But that’s a fabulous one too. Did you blog about it?

  10. bronnie.l said:

    what a naaaaise memory dizzy! I still remember my first view and smell of the sea šŸ™‚

  11. Cands84 said:

    Awwww…. that is such a magical memory!! šŸ™‚

  12. Cands84 said:

    Awwww…. that is such a magical memory!! šŸ™‚

  13. Cands84 said:

    Awwww…. that is such a magical memory!! šŸ™‚

  14. Killakat said:

    lol! thanks doll… x 3 šŸ˜‰

  15. Moonz said:

    What a beautiful memory. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure this one has triggered others.. even a little. HUGS my friend xxx

  16. Cands84 said:

    Hmm…. I think I have a technical glitch somewhere… lol!

  17. chalford said:

    Lovely memory! (isn’t it funny that we battle so much to remember the good things? We get too bogged down by lifes responsibilities!)

  18. linniezx10 said:

    My sincere apologies Juniper. PEBCAK!! I seem to have caught the virus! LOL. Seriously… Sorry Dizz, I am blonde! What can I say!!

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  22. Moonz said:

    Are you ok Diz? Hope all is well. HUGS xxx

  23. Killakat said:

    There was nogals a few more happy ones. More than bad ones ;)xxx

  24. Killakat said:

    Mornings Bloggsy my tjommie, I’m just dandy. But haven’t gotten up to mischief in a while šŸ˜¦ Have to fix this tjop tjop! lol

  25. Killakat said:

    Thank you Beertjie xxx

  26. Killakat said:

    Yip, we need to take time off to reminisce more, and make new ones – to replace the bad ones with good ones

  27. Killakat said:

    :o) x 2

  28. Killakat said:

    All is well, hun, just work keeping me away šŸ˜¦

  29. Killakat said:

    lol! And you? Been naughty lately? Spill

  30. Killakat said:

    lol! You can’t do that to me!! Hope you had LOADS of fun ;)Gotta run now, but gonna beg & plead for details later!

  31. santanajewels said:

    hope you have super day hon. *hugs*

  32. avryl said:

    Such a lovely memory! Happy day!!

  33. Colonialist said:

    Really beautiful! But how sad, to have to wait for so long for a sea holiday. Umdloti is a truly lovely spot.Thanks for such a good contribution to the challenge!

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