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We’re back!

English translation below

Oj vad skönt vi hade det när vi var hemma! Vi lyckades klämma in julfirande i både Wales och Sverige och passade på att riktigt julmysa med våra familjer. Eftersom vi inte varit hemma på ungefär ett och ett halvt år så blev det många kära återseenden, många vänner vi inte träffat på länge som vi äntligen fick umgås med. Vi passade också på att göra de allra vanligaste sakerna; gå och handla i mataffären, kolla på TV, läsa tidningar, gå på promenad, äta favoritchokladen samt fika, fika och fika! Det var en underbar resa och vi lyckades vila upp oss lite innan vi satte oss på planet tillbaka till Sydafrika, där vi nu har landat.

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We had a lovely time back home in Wales and Sweden, celebrating Christmas in both countries and enjoying spending quality time with family and friends. Because we’d been away for so long it was the everyday things that we were really excited to do; food shopping, watching TV, reading the newspaper, eating our favorite chocolate and having loads of coffee dates. We had a lovely trip and managed to get some rest before flying back to Cape Town, where we’ve now landed.

Just 7 days til we fly!

In just 1 week we fly to the UK.
We are EXCITED!!!
It’ll be our first time back in 15 months!

During the first 2 weeks of our trip, we’ll be giving some presentations about our work in South Africa, in Masiphumelele and with Baby Safe.

Here are some dates for your diaries:

Sunday 2nd December
10:30am Cardiff Vineyard
In the afternoon we’ll be having an information event. Contact us if you’d like to come!

Sunday 9th December
11:00am New Life Church, Cyncoed
2:00pm Beulah Church, Abertridwr

Sunday 16th December
6:30pm Abertridwr Community Church

Our European Adventure: What I’m Looking Forward To…

At the end of the month we head off on a trip to Wales and Sweden. Of course, the thing I’m looking forward to most is seeing family and friends, but I thought I’d compile a list of some of the other things I’m excited about:

Wales

Reading the Guardian on Saturday: one of my former weekend rituals. So far, I haven’t found a paper here that I really love.

The banter around my family’s dinner table: we have a lot of fun when we’re together.

Innocent Smoothies: delicious recipes.

Winter in December! Last year we were in Cape Town and walked on the beach on Christmas day. This year it’ll be fun to have weather that I’m programmed to believe feels Christmassy.

Christmas dinner: every country has its own take on Christmas food. I really like what I’ve tasted from other countries, but this year I’m really looking forward to the food traditions of my childhood. Bring on the Christmas pudding and roast potatoes!

The ongoing political debate: I usually follow British politics from afar, seeing what’s playing out in the media. Being back home feels like you’re closer to the action.

Sweden

Salty Liquorice: probably my favourite confectionary item. Like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.

Snow: a true Swedish winter is beautiful. Snow crunching underfoot, a dry chill in the air, warm cups of coffee by…

Candle light: the long winters have made Swedes masters at creating a cosy indoor aesthetic.

The trains: the trains in Sweden turn up on time, depart on time, are comfortable, smooth, and generally feel much more luxurious (even in economy class) than any I’ve taken in the UK.

Fika: an oft debated Swedish word that usually involves drinking coffee and eating cake. It’s repeated regularly throughout the day, creating a rhythm of rest.

Buy an EP, support Baby Safe!

Our friends at Cardiff Vineyard have released a new EP of worship music!

Receive Our Song documents the songwriting and worship in their community over the past few years.

Here’s a little video intro to the project:

As if that wasn’t enough to get you placing your order, they’ve decided that 50% of all profits from the sale of the EP will go towards the work of Baby Safe!

Take a listen to the EP and place your order here

Video: A Christmas Greeting

Here’s a little bilingual video that we recorded at Kommetjie Beach…
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Här kommer en liten svengelsk julhälsning som vi filmat på Kommetjie Beach! Från oss alla till er alla en riktigt god jul!

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