Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Missing Grahamstown

People often ask me if I am missing Johannesburg. The honest answer is that I have had maybe three or four moments when I missed Joburg over the last two years. But now I find myself missing Grahamstown. It is getting colder in Pietermaritzburg. The festival in Grahamstown is starting to hit the media. I did have some very good times in Gtn and last July was one of them.
I had my son staying with me for about six weeks before. My family came down. We went to the festival. Both the other ministers in the circuit went on leave and I could do a bit more ministry stuff.
Yes, there were some good times.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I lived in Grahamstown for two years as a kid and went to St Andrews Prep (my dad studied at St Paul's AKA College of the Transfiguration). I also used to go there on weekends when I left school to skydive.

I miss the climate, the people, the traffic, the politics, the realness...

Thomas Scarborough said...

Grahamstown? Where's that? ;-)

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Yes, Mark. I think I would be frustrated with the smallness eventually, but right now it appeals!
Thomas - you have no heart!

Steve Hayes said...

I spent a couple of months in Grahamstown a long time ago, and have visited it a few times. I remember you mentioning your son being with you last year, and at my request you posted a photo of him -- he seemed such a happy child. But you never did say where the photo was taken, and the setting looked like the set for a science fiction movie or something.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

He is a happy child - but he gets intensely happy and intensely miserable, with not much time spent in between! The picture was taken by my husband in Jhb. It's the pedestrian bridge over Beyers Naude at Trinityhouse School. It is a very characteristic photo.