Mardi Charli - I do hope you have some luck finding your donor soon.
Nic1970 - Welcome! You are in the right place, you will find a wealth of information on here. Yes that will definitely be enough time between January and May. Also with regards to payment, I paid CFC by credit card and paid EDSA via direct international transfer. All was done without incident.
I am just back from SA and we stayed at an apartment in Green Point. We found this on AirBnb. Great central location.
Hope for All - We just told people we were going for a holiday. Just said that my fiancé had too much leave and was told to take leave. (which is kind of true). Some friends were quite surprised at the location, as its not really a place many people go to, so they thought it was a bit random, but I just said that someone had suggested it and you can say how the exchange rate is amazing so everything is really cheap once you are there. They didn’t wonder why we didn’t go elsewhere in Africa as I just said there was so much to do in Cape Town and we went on Safari to Sanbona which is 3 hrs away, instead of having to fly to Kruger and have to get shots etc. So it all sounded feasible.
We did get souvenirs for people, but there are heaps of shops at the Waterfront, so one-stop-shop for them.
GirlfromSydney - How lovely that you will be having girls! Congratulations! An exception to the trend it seems.
Luca - Enjoy your amazing Holiday and good luck with the transfer.
Hi to everyone else.
AFM, I have signed the consent forms and will be heading back to SA for transfer on 19th September (pending appointment confirmation of course). So will need to apply for a couple of days leave. Gosh, so soon after the last lot. Will have to think of an excuse. It’s only 2 days so shouldn’t be too hard. I’ll be nice and tired on the Monday! All worth it. Fingers crossed it works this 2nd time around.