Time for a post in here again.

I will show you some amazing sights here and you can guess where we were.
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Taken at a far distance this picture looked like a peaceful farm, but there is something else to do with the picture.

We bought a new used car and I had to take it out for a drive to test if it will last at a long distance. Thankfully, the drive was excellent and it is a very good car. 2018 model with 45000km on the clock. So in here I will show you some pictures that I took at our destiny, and I will show you later in the post the answer to where we were.
Come and look.

The picture is of a farm at the base of a big mountain. Lovely, isn't it?
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I then angled the camera towards the right-hand part of the mountain.
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I even got a picture of this bird that looked like either a Yellow-billed Kite, or a Brown Kite flying in front of the mountain.
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And further to the right, there were even bigger mountains in the background.
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Here is the answer about our destiny, as we were at the local airfield.
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And finally we returned back home.
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Now I am not an expert in many things, but one thing that I do know is cars as I had a few in my lifetime. These new fandangle things with their computer boxes and modern electronics, can give many headaches, and in all truth, I do not know Arthur or Martha about its many tricks.
In the old days, all that one needed to fix a problem on a car is a set of pliers and some wire. Nowadays, they are so intricate that it needs a professor to sort it out.
Be that as it may, I will figure out the car eventually. My first priority is to silence that irritating lady giving one the wrong directions. They call the thing a GPS, and I am an old road map book man:)

I hope that you have enjoyed the pictures and the story.

And That's All Friends.

Photos by Zac Smith-All Rights Reserved.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX70HS Bridge camera.

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The picture of the farm really look so peaceful and always at ease, the green colour of the leaves alone makes it talk about peace and fertility

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Oh yes, farms are indeed all of that plus so much more. They are also breadbaskets that feed the nations and should be respected for their purposes.

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What a beautiful natural landscape of mountains, I should say... You must be in a valley. The photos are great!

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Lovely landscapes indeed and glad that you liked it.
We were at a local airfield.

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Always have a look with your own eyes before you make a turn the lady tells you to do. Not only once she has lead me somewhere where I was not supposed to be 😁 !LOLZ

This is a place where I would love to live: on the base of a mountain, surrounded by mountains - lovely 😊


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You know! She will soon be no more 🤣 !LOLZ

Very expensive over here and I can only dream of staying there my friend 😰

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So you'll turn the lad, off? I have got used to her and I just don't believe all that she says 🤣 !LOLZ

The best places always cost too much 🙄


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Oh yes, turned off and gone now. I prefer the silent directions that my maps give me and they never make mistakes 🤣 !LOLZ

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I remember the times when we also used paper maps - we have had quite a bunch of them in the car. The only problem is that when they build a new road and close the other one, the paper map will not show it 😁 !LOLZ


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Hahaha, I still live in those same times still today. Every year I get an updated map to stay on top of things. But you are right, as some new developments end during the year and then new roads are not on the maps yet. So I also check aunty Google before I go anywhere 🤣 !LOLZ

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Oh, i's great that you get updated maps each year. I didn't know that there's such a service.
Auntie Google is the best GPS anyway, I also ask her all the time 😀 !LOLZ


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Oh yeah, it is a place called Map Studio and they update all of their maps annually.
Auntie Google is indeed a great help and we will soon travel for 2.5 hours in the same province where we live. I look forward to seeing the small wine farm towns. So I booked the car in for a free, full check up tomorrow at 10am. No doubt they will find something to charge us 🤣 !LOLZ

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They always find something to repair 😅 !LOLZ
Hopefully your trip will be successful, my friend ☺️


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I have just told you that and now I received a report on the condition of the car.
Wiper blades need to be replaced ZAR 700:00 and that's not all.
Car battery faulty and must be replaced with aq new battery ZAR 1700:00

We bought the car 2 weeks ago and now they dream of charging us for this. So I contacted the branch manager and told him that they are liable for any faults on the car and if they don't accept that, then we will return the car for a refund of our money, plus interest. No !LOLZ about this 😉

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Yep, I agree, no !LOLZ for such things 😈

The wiper blades must be made of gold. I have bought quite expensive ones for my caddy, and they were less than half the price of yours.

I'm looking forward on the reply of the manager.


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The thing is here that everything is imported and they load the import fees onto the spare's prices.
Notwithstanding the fact that Fords are assembled in our country. I can get a much cheaper set of wiper blades from one of the other motor spares shops 😉 !LOLZ

Still waiting for an answer!

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That makes everything more expensive, I understand. I don't think you will get a positive answer and should go to another shop where you can save money for the same thing. 😉 !LOLZ


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Now hear this, I took the car to another shop and asked them to test the battery. Guess what?
They said that there is nothing wrong with the battery, and we drove all day today on a long trip with no problems whatsoever from the battery.
People are real sharks nowadays 😡 !LOLZ

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Oh wow, I'm happy for you and not really surprised. I think the word shark suits quite well, although I believe that sharks are honest 😁 !LOLZ


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Real sharks are honest Hannes, human sharks are something of a different color. So now that they have agreed to replace the parts for free, I will make sure that I see the parts first before they put them in, and then watch them put the parts in. So I will make them honest 🤣 !LOLZ

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That's what I meant - human sharks are the worst, the real sharks 😀 !LOLZ

You're doing right by watching them. Maybe they use other used parts or even put the old "broken" parts back in - I have heard this happens from time to time.


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I knew that's what you meant as sea sharks don't talk about you behind your back 😉 !LOLZ

Thank you and I know some of their tricks, so tomorrow it will be fun time, as I am already not too happy about the break in our holiday. But let me tell you that it is hot up there in the mountains. Yesterday and today bordering on just below 40C 😵

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Right, they don't talk but bite you in your back 🤣 !LOLZ

I hope that they will fix everything to your satisfaction and maybe you can go back up there in Autumn or so when it's not that hot anymore ... it's 5:30 am and there are 2C outside - quite warm for this time of year, I believe.


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I would rather have them talking behind my back instead of biting me 🤣 !LOLZ

Yes, we had the Autumn thought and also early spring, so let's wait and see.
2C at that time is our winter numbers, as over here 10-15C is normal during summer at 5:30am 😉

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Sometimes the talking hurts much more 😁 !LOLZ

I have seen your today;s post and think that this palce will look awesome in Spring too.

It's getting colder now and in some parts of our country there's already a lot of snow.


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Hahaha, yes, as the real sharks are not gentle communicators, but the talk of the human sharks can penetrate one's heart with its hurts 😉 !LOLZ

Thank you and we also think that during the cooler months it will be much better to return.

Oh, I am so jealous, as my soul is hankering for some snow in this heat 😰

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So true 👉👍

It has been snowing today, but most time it was only sleet and all the white stuff is gone already.

Soon the cooler months will come and then you will wish it to be warm again ... at least here everybody moany about the heat in summer and a couple of months later they long for the summer because it's too cold 🤣 !LOLZ


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Not to worry as the real snow is on its way 👍

Yeah, we are humans and as you know, humans are never satisfied, as we will always find something to moan about. If it's not the weather, then it is something else to moan about, and if we can't find something to moan about, then we will moan about our wives 🤣 !LOLZ

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Right, it will be snowing soon - I think this Winter will be very white 🌨️

I have no reason to moan about my wife ... she's standing behind me 😂🤣 !LOLZ


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Then it will bring you some fantastic photos again 👌

Now I didn't mean that you moan about your wife, as we all now that you are a good Catholic saint, but I was referring to the general population of moaners 🤣 !LOLZ

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Thanks a lot, I do hope so too 😊

There's only a big !LOLZ left for me 😎🤣


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Ha! You mean that you know so too 🤣 !LOLZ

No comment as I have said my say 😜

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👉👍😂 !LOLZ


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Never switch those talking heads for directions, much easier to look at an up to date map before planning a trip anywhere.

Mountains looks like summer is starting to arrive slight shimmer over distance...

Have a great day when you have electricity, or go for a drive enjoying scenery, modern vehicles are a nightmare with electronic gadgets everywhere!

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Agreed with you Lady Joan and best to get rid of them. Shocking how many don't know how to read a map nowadays.

Summer is starting very weirdly here and today it's cold again.

I have still not figured out all of the controls that was built into the steering wheel and maybe I never will. As long as the car starts and it moves normally, then that's cool enough for me.

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I feel exactly the same too many bells and whistles, just get me from A to B without any hassles that is all one needs.

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Exactly, and the fancy stuff is really not needed, as they just take one's eyes off the road while driving.
We see this so often, as people are looking more at their phones in a car than what they are looking at the road.

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Too many distractions, rather concentrate on where you going looking at the scenery than worry about digital flashing lights all over the place. Perhaps we are used to having a vehicle take us from one place to the next not a statement about what you drive.

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Nowadays one needs to hoot at a car in front when the traffic light turns green, as the drivers are busy typing on their phones. Then some of them have attitude about their folly.
Cars have become status symbols for the empty heads.

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Today they will all be parked grabbing "Black Friday" specials getting into more debt.... !LOLZ

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Hahaha, like lambs to the slaughter and we fled to a farm this morning as the town was teeming with bargain hunting crowds. Not even parking space for a mouse.

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Wise move either get out or stay at home, shy away from any shopping centers.

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Madness all over, as we picked up a slow puncture in the left back wheel and took the car to a tire shop to have the puncture fixed. This new car has an irritating warning that flashes onto the screen with all of the bells and whistles to tell me that the wheel is not well.
So it was fix the wheel or go mad :)

Any case the traffic and the throngs of shoppers told us Black Friday has now also colored Saturday black !LOLZ

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Shopping frenzy will carry on all weekend, payday and possible bargains before holiday season begins. Madness!

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At one of my jobs I had a staff of 380, and I used to hate it when they made applications for loans in order to pay their debts. I hammered it into them, that one should never spend above one's income levels, but the temptation was too big.
Sheer madness indeed!

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Track record with many is to buy now and have repossessed in January, grand image over the holidays! Earning a reputation appears not to bother some.

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So many do that Lady Joan, in an effort to beat their neighbours and they have grown accustomed to having their goods taken back. Just their way of life.

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Planned for one month, my brother worked internal auditing for large retail furniture, it became apparent about 20 years ago this was the new "norm".

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Just doesn't make sense, especially as January is known as the broke month.
Instead of stashing the bucks to cover for January.

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Not much makes sense of late I was only aware of the big item purchases when my brother was explaining what was happening behind the scenes most do not know.

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Always nice to have insider tips as then so much becomes clear. Big items are expensive, but that doesn't seem to worry the buyers. The bigger the better and it's all for a temporary show.

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