"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Sunday, 3 June 2012

and tomorrow is monday .... again!

A wonderful weekend is all but over but it was a great one with Matthew in town and family around.  Today was the most beautiful day in Cape Town and this afternoon while watching the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and the gracious Queen on her feet for hours waving at the crowds on a really grey, raining and dismal summer day in London, I cannot help but think that there is nothing nicer than a sunny winter's day in Cape Town, and be thankful.

The weekend started off with watching Kelly play in the provincial zonal trials for hockey.  She played like a star and was the only Oakhurst girl to go through to the next round.  Amy's team bumbled through to a 0-0 draw but it was fun to watch and observe parents at a hockey match instead of a rugby match for a change.  It is all very foreign to me who knows nothing of hockey, the rules or tactics but I am learning.

The fandamily and some friends came around for rugby and steak, eggs and chips last night. Dalene outdid herself and made a huge decanter of chocolate vodka (served hot as a dessert) delicious and pretty potent. It was a great night with lots of laughs and the bonus of a win from the Stormers.  The announcement of the rugby team caused some unhappiness and stern words from the couch but today everyone seemed over it and in a good mood.  After all it was the most beautiful day.   Matthew and I headed off to Kalk Bay for breakfast and browsing. 
The best breakfast spot C'est La Vie is closed until mid July (I think that is what the sign said) so we found a spot at the french crepe place on the Main Road and had pancakes instead of breakfast.  Not a bad alternative and sitting right on the water was awesome.
The view from our seat.  A visit to Kalk Bay has to include a browse around the junk shops and I was surprised at how Matthew embraced the shopping experience. 
He bought himself a very old and vintage cutlery tray but had to find a home for all the old cutlery items that had been living the in the tray for years and years.  The closest container on the shelf was an enamel "pottie".  I was quite keen to buy the pottie for a pot plant but at R125-00, it did not seem like a bargain.  So it is now home to a collection of knives, forks and spoons.

We finished off the day with a "Tom Special" of perfectly charred lamb chops, rolls and cranberry salad (and the last of the Chocolate Vodka).  It was time for the brothers to say goodbye to each other (always makes me sad) and for the cousins to have their usual photograph with their "faraway cousin".

I now sit here finishing off this post, while Michael and Matthew watch Sunday night golf.  I am now wide awake as Tiger Woods is heading for a victory (I hope) as the 2 M's sit on the edge of their seats hoping for his demise.  Come on Tiger!!

Hockey star, Rugby star and Super star!!!

A new week is about to begin, starting off with goodbye's to Matt.  Not my best and not the best start to the week (followed by a visit to the dentist) but I am getting better at it.  We are planning a road trip to Kimberley during the Currie Cup and hopefully it won't be too long until he is home again.
Yeah Tiger.  South African or not, I can't like that Rory Sabatini (especially in that ridiculous cowboy hat).

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