Happy New Year! It’s 2014

It’s here! .. it’s 2014!  Happy New Year!  My family and I Happy New Year 2014did not make a fuss about it in Stellenbosch, all of us retiring to bed well before midnight.   I did hear ‘Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, life goes on’ from celebrations at a farm or wine estate close by our house, but not enough to keep me awake.

In South Africa there will be a general election in April (but Pres. Zuma is likely to get elected again despite his unpopularity), and in the USA there will be mid-term elections in November.  And Obamacare is kicking in for real with the newly insured.

P.S. The protea flower arrangement is from the lounge at Cape Town International airport.   I have started my journey back to the United States, but will stop over in Munich for a day or two first.

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