Monday, 13 October 2014

Going Pink

This past Saturday one of my favourite local events coincided with the windiest day on the planet.  Boo.

The Cansa Pink Walk is an annual 2.5 and 5 km walk in aid of our local branch of Cansa, the Cancer Association of South Africa.  I've lost some very special people in my life to cancer, so this is a cause very close to my heart, plus I always try to do the walk with my two besties, Tanya and Annemarie, which makes it even better!

Tanya, me, Annemarie and the kids - all pink and ready to go!

We chose to do the 2.5 km walk this year, since I wasn't too sure that J Bear would tolerate sitting still for a 5 km walk (he easily "runs" 5 km in the stroller, because it's over fairly quickly, but I think that covering the same distance at a slower speed might be a different story).  We started way at the back (and pretty much ended that way too) - if there were to be a prize for the most baby blanket adjustments, dummy (pacifier) searches and baby swaps fitted into 2.5 km, we would surely have won it, ha!  But all of these were interspersed with plenty of laughing and catching up - one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday morning.  

By the end of the walk we were literally covered in dust - yikes, what a windy affair!  But, just like every other year, this event remains one of my local favourites.  No bells, no whistles, but plenty of friends, and that makes all the difference.  

Post-walk: Annemarie hiding from the wind with Baby J. 
Thankfully the wind let up by sunset, allowing us to end the day in the traditional South African way...

Hope you had a lovely weekend too!


  1. Looks like a great day for a great cause! Maybe baby J needs a pink shirt for next year?! At least before he gets too old to not want to wear pink ha ;)

    1. I did, for one fleeting second, consider dressing him in one of Miss K's pink t-shirts, but I just couldn't get it over my heart... I don't think he will appreciate it when he's a bit older and looks at the pics...! I did pack them both pink hats, though ;) .

  2. Sounds like a lovely time!! :)

  3. Lovely day for a great cause. I must admit I don't do pink easily, even for the pink drive. But my arm gets twisted eventually. :)

    1. Haha, Will is the same, Johann. I twist and I twist and I twist and eventually, if I'm lucky, he'll go pink ;) .


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