Thursday, January 18, 2007

I'm still around...

To say this post is long overdue is definitely an understatement.

First of all, since I’ve been back from university, I’m using a slow internet connection so blogging has become a nightmare!

Nevertheless, I hope everyone had a great festive season and that you’re all back into the swing of things…

And now for the really sad news…

My uncle (dad’s younger brother) passed away while he was on holiday in the Philippines with his wife and daughter. He was involved in a freak accident where a motorcycle hit him while he was waiting for a taxi.

My aunt called us at 3am (South African time) to alert us about the accident, but we didn’t know the severity of it. A few hours later we received another call saying that he was being taken off life support. It all seemed to happen so fast, and writing about it now makes it feel like it happened a long time ago.

Meanwhile, here in SA we carried out the necessary prayers (following Hindu custom).

My aunt Aurora and cousin, Trusha arrived back in the country on Saturday, 13 January 2007 with my uncle’s ashes. From the airport we proceeded to the crematorium to bury my uncle’s mortal remains. It was very emotional and heart-wrenching to see the remains of an adult man in a plastic packet which sealed in a black plastic container.

Today (Thursday) my mum and I took my aunt and cousin to my uncle’s workplace to clear his desk and empty his drawers. There’s still so much to be done – lots of admin.

My internet connection seems to be behaving today, so hopefully I can be more regular with my blogging from now on.


Mosilager said...

So sorry about your uncle, Sheetal.

Maja said...

My condolences Sheetal, I'm sorry for your loss.

It's nice to "see"/read you again, I've been wondering where you'd disappeared to. I hope the year continues better for you than it started!

Sheetal said...

Thanks very much :)

Hi :> Thanks for your message... hope you've been well. (nice to know I was missed!)

Sudarshan said...

Sad to hear about your uncle. May his soul rest in peace.

Glad to see you blogging again!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sheetal said...

Thank you for your message. As I said in my post, I hope to be blogging on a more regular basis now :)

Have a good week-end too!

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Gregor said...

Heya, I have moved Gregoogle to a new domain, now also known as Could you change the link name on your blogroll (to Groogle) and the url ( for correct referral. Thanks a mil, G

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krystyna said...

Hi Sheetal!
Thanks you came back. I miss you!
I'm so sorry about your uncle.
My condolences Sheetal.
Take good care!

Sheetal said...

Sure thing - and congrats on the launch of your own domain :>

Hi there :)
Thanks so much for your sweet message! How've you been? Will visit you soon... till then, big hugs :>

Daddy's Girl said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle, Sheetal.

It's great to have you back, I've been checking your blog for updates for a long time. Please don't go away again!

Anonymous said...

Hey sheets

Hope that everyone is ok after the tragedy, once again, Im sorry for your loss.
This blog is freekin great man!..really cool. I LOVE the pictures of Grahamstown, very innovative ...

Sheetal said...


hey tene! i'm so happy you popped by - thanks for visiting!

hope you've been well, will mail you soon!

lots of love

Sheetal said...

daddy's girl
hi! how are u doing? thanks so much for ur message, it's good to hear from u! will visit your site soon...

take care & chat soon!

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