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Month: September 2011

Electricity failures and shark attacks

Yesterday, there was a shark attack at one of the beaches that we’ll be living closest to. The man lost his right leg.
The shark spotters saw the sharks, but weren’t able to raise the alarm because of a city wide power cut!

At around 12.25 the mountain Shark Spotter saw a swimmer enter the water near the Clovelly Corner area. The spotter tried to sound the alarm, but due to a Eskom related city-wide electricity failure the alarm did not sound.

Read more here

UPDATE: here’s more from the BBC

South Africa –> Cape Town –> Woodstock

Våra fina vänner, Luke och Jen, har tagit väl hand om oss sen vi kom hit. De bor i ett område med samma namn som den välkända festivalen, Woodstock, i Kapstaden. Det finns fler likheter än namnet, fram för allt är detta också ett ställe som sprudlar av kreativa människor som utstrålar en massa PEACE & LOVE (& HOPE)! Vi bor här ungefär en vecka tills vi hittat vårt eget ställe, i Fish Hoek, på andra sidan berget. Graffitikonst nedan av vår vän Andrew

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Our dear friends, Luke and Jen, are well known for making people feel really welcomed when arriving in SA, which is how they made us feel since arriving! They live in Woodstock, in Cape Town which, just like its festival namesake, is a place exploding with creative people filled with PEACE & LOVE (& HOPE)! We’ll stay here approximately one week until we’ve found our own place in Fish Hoek, on the other side of the mountain. Graffiti art below by our friend Andrew

Hello Africa

We finally arrived in Cape Town yesterday morning! The preceding 24 hours had held a crazy mix of questions:

  • Would our visas would be ready?
  • Could our flights be re-booked?
  • Did we have anyone to collect our passports in London between 11-12 on Tuesday?
  • Would the embassy allow someone to collect them for us?

Thanks to some incredible timing, a lot of prayer and our friend (and hero!) Jonathan, our passports (complete with 11 month visas) were in our hands 5 minutes before we had to check in!

(ps. notice (below) how the embassy are awaiting a ‘Swiss’ police report from the Swedish police!!)

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I går morse, kl 10.00, lokal tid, landade vi i Kapstaden, Sydafrika. Några av er vet att vi hade strul med att få visumen i tid. Som tur var erbjöd sig vår vän, Jonathan, som bor i strax utanför London att åka till Sydafrikanska Ambassaden och hämta de rykande färskt färdiga visumen åt oss (samt pass!) och kom sen och mötte oss på flygplatsen. Vi utnämner härmed Jonathan till Veckans Hjälte 🙂 Läste precis på fotot nedan att min nationalitet är SWISS och inte SWEDISH? Ehh, va? Hur hände detta?

The day is drawing close

Our leaving date is fast approaching.
Our passports (with visas) should be back any day soon.
We have a few presentations to give.
Oprah, our trusty Ford Fiesta, is sold (though we still get to use her until the 18th)!

Today we say a sad farewell to my Mum and Dad, as they head off to the USA for a few weeks.

For those of you who are in Cardiff during the next week and a half, we have some dates for your diary:

World Party

  • WORLD PARTY! 16th Sept, 7PM @ Milgi
    This is our official leaving do. Come dressed as someone from another country (besides your own). We’ll have mingling, music and a short Babysafe presentation More
  • Babysafe Charity Evening 14th Sept, 8PM @ A Shot In The Dark
    Organised by the kind people of New Life Church, there will be some acoustic music, and some Q&A/interview time with us More
  • Babysafe Info Event 18th Sept, 2PM @ The Vineyard Venue
    An event for people who want to support us with prayer and money to ask questions and learn a bit more about our work.

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