Heritage Day

Nine hundred years of time and space, and I've never been slapped by someone's mother. Well, you're very similar heights. Maybe you should wear labels. Oh, I always rip out the last page of a book.

We are celebrating “Heritage day” today 20th as we will be enjoying a day off work on the 24th

Since 1995 we have celebrated our diversity of cultural identities and backgrounds. This day used to be celebrated in Natal, now known as Kwa Zulu Natal as “Shaka day” in commemoration of the death in 1928 of the Zulu king. I think most South Africans have an intriguing mix of ancestry. My sister has done an amazing job of researching the family tree. My maternal line goes back to a little Madagascan princess Lijsbeth Arabus captured aged 9 with her sister Cornelia aged 11 by a French ship the “St George”. There were a number of raids on Madagascar for slaves. She was given as a slave to Maria de la Queillerie, Jan van Riebecks’ wife in 1656. With ancestors from England and Scotland I have a wide choice of outfits I can wear but settle on a flowery dress because of the heat today. It is 31 degrees C. We each bring a plate of food and share a delicious lunch.

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