A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE

A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE

above: Our first coffee on Melody - HAPPINESS

The last month or so has been filled with exciting times, from cooking our first meal on Melody, which was shared with Janneman and Robyn, and the happiness of our first coffee on board! Bachelor parties, the arrival of my brother, Philip and his wife Julie, home from Madrid for Christmas. Two wonderful weddings, one being Wilhelm's sister, Lizanne to Dawid in the little Karoo town of Matjiesfontein. The long and anticipated return of Kate and Rufus from Zambia! Rufus, Wilhlem and Melody's Birthdays and Christmas. All these celebrations have left little time for work on Melody. The good break and time spent with friends and family will inevitably give us the motivation needed for the last phase of refitting the old lady for our journey.

A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: First home cooked meal on Melody with Jolly Jammers for desert

A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE

above: Chris and Viv doing a little work before Kate and Rufus arrive home - Thanks for all your help Chris!

A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Viv's entire family comes to visit.
A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Walking in the Cederberg

The four of us spent the turn of the new year in the Cederberg, together with Chris and Carla, where we had an amazing time and a well deserved rest.  We've returned motivated and excited for the new year with the task of wrapping up jobs and finally getting going! 
A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Chilling on a log
A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Kate and Rufus 
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above: One of the awesome breakies we had made for us by Wilhelm and Rufus
A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Wilhelm demonstrating the spinning cocoon
A HAPPY YEAR IT WILL BE
above: Chris's yummy potjie
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above: Chilling on the stoep
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above: The old barn and investigating a GoPro camera.................Oh and Chris :)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!