Is that an Afrikaans word or does the English people know what it is? Well a quick explanation – tombola is a table at a fete where everybody donate all their junk. Each piece of junk then get a number and you can buy a ticket with a number on and the piece of junk that matches your number on your ticket is yours. What does the saying say: Your junk is another man’s treasure.
Anyway to get back to the tombola story. I went to pick up my cousin from school yesterday and as he got in the car he asked me if I’m having a tombola in my car. At first I thought wat a cheek from this guy and then I had a proper look at my car and I had to agree with him.
Herewith just a few things that I could see in my car this morning:
4 pairs of Zoe shoes.
At least 6 artworks of Zoe that came from school.
A witch hat
A witch cloak.
A bag with gym clothes in
A bag with running clothes in
A bag with old clothes that I need to donate to the maid
3 Blown up Balloons.
A skirt of Zoe
Some warm clothes of Zoe
Warm clothes for me after a run
Tape to close boxes
Bag with lunch in
A doll’s pram
A cycling helmet
And about 3 baby blankets because Zoe wrap a baby in a blanket each morning.
And that was just the stuff I could see. It takes me a good hour to everything out of my car and back in their correct places in the house. I think it is time to do that again this afternoon.
Just a quick Zoe’ism. After my run last night I was a wee bit wet and cold. I went to pick her up from Grandma and this was the conversation we had.
Zoe: I want to stay longer at Ouma
Me: No we have to go now – I’m cold and wet and I want to go and take a bath.
Zoe: A bath is just going to make you wetter.
I was silenced….
By the way – I do not drive a bus but just a humble Honda Jazz!!! 🙂