Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Let there be HAIL! And believe me there was!

Saturday we went to go buy our bridesmaid dresses for my sisters wedding!
We are going to look so pretty, one of those "outshine the bride" moments, haha no not really, it is going to be extremely hard to outshine that fine sister of mine! No but really, she is going to look ggggggorgeous!
So, as we walk out of the shopping centre the clouds were already grey and dull from the terrible rain that's on it's way. Luck was on our side, as we climbed into the car it started to hail, but smallish hail, lets say the size of a small nicker ball. So not that big, but sounds like a rock hitting your car when it hits.
There we are driving in heavy rain and hail hitting the car now and then (more then than now) and as we get closer to Alberton the rain stops.
Then my sisters phone rings, it's her fiance, he just informed us that his fathers car's front window was hit out by the hail they encountered. He tells her it was the size of a tennis ball and we were like "yes whatever, you're exaggerating"! haha were we wrong, because then we drove through Dinwiddie (area in Alberton) and that's where we saw it, the biggest hail BALLS lying on the lawn of the houses. No jokes. The ones there was the size of golf balls.
And to think if we drove through there 15min earlier we would have probably had the same damage. Can anyone say excellent timing???
So here is the proof for all of you thinking that I am being a tad bit imaginative now -
Water puddles we had to drive in
Streams of water over the roads
 Now this is proper cooler box ice! Drinks will stay ice cold for HOURS!
 Anyone for game for a round of ice golf?
She's got them balls in her hand!


And after all this I came across this -
I am a big ladybird fan!
 And the red roses are proper proof that summer is here!

Tequila Tuesday baby!
"About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age." - Gloria Pitzer
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21 comments:

  1. Wow!That hail is pretty big! Glad you and your car are ok. Beautiful ladybird photos ;)
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    1. Thank you! :)
      Yes we can be happy we didn't drive through that hail. Cars and homes lost windows! That's just scary!
      xxx

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  2. recently this happened here too, I have an even stored in the freezer, lol.

    want us to follow the one to the other?

    http://losviajesysibaritismosdeauroraboreal.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. haha good idea! Saved water by not making your own ice and rather going au natural! well done!
      following you!
      xxx

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  3. Oh my goodness, can't believe the hail was that bad in Jozi, it must have been daunting driving in that type of weather. The hail stones are ginormous, nice for making ice pops, lol. Shopping for bridesmaids dresses sounds so fun, hope you get to try hundreds of pretty dresses on (just for the fun of it). The photos of the flowers are beautiful!

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    1. It's terrible, makes you wonder if the end of the world is really coming? hehe!
      No we didn't really shop that much for dresses, I found dresses on the internet and that's what we bought.
      xxx

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  4. stunning pictures of flowers, and thats a big hail!

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Oh my word!!!! Those are HUGE!! Love the ladybird!!

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  6. OMG, so huge thanks god nothing happened, sometimes sames happen here in Valencia, crazy storms.
    I hope you will show us the bride and bridesmade dresses, I just love special occasions dresses.
    kisses and have a wonderful week.
    city-aholic.blogspot.com.es

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    1. I will definitely do a big Wedding post after the big day! :)
      Cannot wait!
      Have a great weekend! (almost weekend)
      xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness, that weather looks crazy!!
    Cant believe those were actually ice balls?!
    Very cool blog :) Glad I stopped by.
    Let me know if you want to follow one another?
    www.simplysiyaam.com

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    1. Glad we found each other, followed you!
      Waiting for you :)

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  8. Our electric fencing was hit clean off. Other than that we didn't have damage, but other people I know had some hectic damage.

    My damage was more emotional, because we were in Pretoria for the day and all I could think is my dogs are going to die!

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    1. Oh gosh that sucks! I saw pictures of peoples cars! Crazy what damage it caused!
      Poor doggies! :(
      Hope they weren't too mortified by the time you got home!
      xxx

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