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Tuning in: Adapting to life after the floods

I went into shock and simply could not get my head around the situation. I am now surrounded by bottles of water, buckets and life is happening. Just differently.

Last week I asked: “How much is enough rain? Anyone got the answer?”

As I typed on Sunday, I reflected over the past week which was horrendous for so many.

The torrential rains took a massive toll! Roads washed away, homes destroyed, people displaced. And now Umdoni has no water – anywhere. (colleagues in Amanzimtoti and friends in Hillcrest also don’t have water.)

The situation is dire and the news came on one of the WhatsApp groups that it could take up to 10 days to repair.

I went into shock and simply could not get my head around the situation. I am now surrounded by bottles of water, buckets and life is happening. Just differently.

Cliff and Sally Harrison of Coconut Village celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary recently.

I am amazed at the amount of water I was able to catch in the buckets outside. Boiled and used for washing dishes and the dreaded bucket bath which is being mastered.

The Umkomaas beaches were a mess. So much stuff washed up. Volunteers have come out in their droves to clean up.

Congratulations to Cliff and Sally Harrison of Coconut Village, Scottburgh who celebrated a wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 17 – 65 years!

The Umdoni Park Forest Walk which was planned for April 16 will now happen on June 11.

Pennington Recreation Club’s Mad Hatter’s party did not happen due to the weather. Another date will be announced. In the meantime, traders who are interested can contact Karen Verleur on 079 2415275.

ALSO READ: Tuning in: Forest walk and Mad Hatter’s party this Saturday

Recycling takes place at Relton Hall, Pennington today (20th) from 09:00. Items sorted as follows – cardboard flattened, office paper, clear plastic bottles, coloured plastic such as detergent bottles and yoghurt containers, soft plastic such as bread bags, glass bottles and jars, tin cans and aluminium cans.

The fundraiser for Shaninlea Visser had to be postponed. The new date is Sunday, May 15 at Umdoni Park Golf Club. It costs R250 per person. For more information contact 039 9751615.

Khanya Hospice is holding a Golf Day at Umdoni Golf Club on May 8. The format is a betterball Stableford at R250 per person excluding meals and cart.

Call the Pro Shop for bookings on 039-9751320 or Khanya Hospice on 083 597 8985. Tee off time will be at 11:00. Great prizes to be won. It’s a fun day for the family!

Non-profit organisations note – this is your column to advertise your events free of charge. Email: bronwyn@scottburgh.co.za

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