Creative Friday

This is not the best quality photo but I took it minutes before Jen left for her wonderful adventure…

I have been wanting to share this photo and its story for about a week, but with everything that’s been happening, this is the first time I am able to share this important news. Last Friday, Jenna and six other girls set off on a Gig Adventure with the Sea Scouts. They are the first all girl crew to attempt rowing 90km down the Vaal River. They started rowing at 12:00 AM on Friday morning in the dark and rowed non-stop for 18 hours. They finished on Saturday evening, exhausted but exceptionally proud that they had completed this amazing task of endurance! We are so thrilled for her and the crew!

We are thrilled that South Africa has won Gold Medals in the 2012 Olympic Games, well done to Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and our rowing team!! So exciting!!! All the Olympians throughout the world taking part in the 2012 Olympics are fantastic and inspiring beyond words!!!

Update for my dad:
My dad continues to sleep deeply and we continue to pray for his recovery… Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers, it means the world to me.


Welcome to Creative Friday!

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,

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18 Responses to Creative Friday

  1. Andrea from ziezo August 3, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Congratulations to Jenna and her team! Quite an accomplishment along with the Olympians in London. Goosebumps!

  2. Star August 3, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Thanks Linda for this space to link up, well done to your daughter.

  3. karen August 3, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I’m so sorry about your dad, i’m praying for his recovery. What a wonderful adventure for Jen!

  4. mary August 3, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Congrats to Jen and South Africa..I am really pleased with the olympic coverage this year and am watching as much as I can…. thoughts for your dad..

  5. Wonder Why Gal August 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Hooray for your daughter and her friends. I’ve been very frustrated with the Olympic coverage here. It’s always swimming. I’ve yet to see Track or Gymnastics.

  6. Danielle Sheridan August 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Thank you Linda! I’m very sorry to hear about your dad, I hope he continues to improve, and recovers speedily. And congratulations to Jenna, fantastic effort, sounds fun!

  7. Natalie August 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    What an accomplishment! Something they will probably remember for the rest of their lives. Good for her.

  8. Sandy August 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Watched some of the rowing on the tv last night. Made my arms and legs and back hurt just watching. Such a difficult sport that requires so much strength and endurance. Congrats to the team. I’m sorry to say I’ve not been around as much , and am not up to speed with regards to what happended to your Dad , I hope things improve.

  9. Heather Woollove August 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Linda–What great news about Jenna!! Athletics + girls = success in life! 🙂
    I continue to keep Bryan in my thoughts and prayers…and you, my friend, as well! XXO-

  10. lori August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    oh please give jenna our congratulations and yourselves too!! how wonderfully exciting, i loved reading this. happy creative friday linda, and continued prayers for your dad. xxx lori

  11. ~ joey ~ August 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Congratulations to Jenna! You must all be so proud!
    And sending more healing thoughts to your Dad too.
    I find Creative Friday is always a nice distraction to whatever else in going on in life.
    ~ joey ~

  12. Patti August 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Continually praying for your dad!!! So glad Jen & her team met their goal!!! WOW…that’s amazing!!! BLESSINGS!!! patti

  13. Marie August 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    What an adventure, it is always a joy to be here Linda, cheers Marie

  14. Lisa Lord August 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    What a joy for Jenna! Maybe we will see her rowing in the Olympics one day. I remember the Vaal well. Continuing to pray for your dad–that his rest will mean recuperation and renewed health and strength.

  15. Alessandra August 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Hope your father will get well soon, hug xxx Alessandra

  16. Woolies August 4, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    Wow, they rowed for 18 hours?? We went kayaking last week in the ocean, for 2 hours. Very fun, but definitely strenuous.
    Thanks for the update on your Dad. I continue to send prayers from the other side of the world.

  17. Tracey August 4, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Linda, how very exciting for your daughter, congratulations. I will continue to pray for your Dad, and you too. I hope this weekend brings nothing but beauty and smiles to you.

  18. ulla August 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh dear, I think I messes this up. The title is wrong. Maybe you can fix it. Need more coffee…
    Dear Linda, I hope to see some pictures of the girls on the river. It sounds like such a neat adventure! I am glad they got to do this.

    Also, I am thinking of you and your dad a lot. I hope you can feel the good thoughts that so many people who care about you are sending from all over the world. Yes, it’s like the Olympics, when we watch the athletes compete we know that we are not that different. We come together as a family who loves sports and competition.

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