Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in Africa

Christmas in Africa

This blog will be taking a short break during the December festive season.

Although it is not always possible to respond to each and every comment left on this blog, rest assured that they do all get read and are much appreciated.

Thank you all for your support, and...

God bless!

The following video is for my Afrikaans-speaking brothers and sisters:


Rhodie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the new year bring all you hope and wish for.

whiteson said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Enjoy your rest Tia, hope to read your next posting very soon.

PreatorianXVI said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Have a Good rest, some time-out from the maddness is a good idea.

Rest well and catch you in the New Year.

Mike Smith said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thanks for all the posts through the year and enjoy your rest. See you in the New Year.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Have a super Christmas and new year and hope to hear from you next year.

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