This morning I was collected at 8 by Annie and we ventured up into a very special public garden. Annie knows Kirstenbosch so well and it is a treat to go walking with her and have her point out spider webs, porcupine droppings and get taken on routes that I did not know existed. She has a keen eye for detail and while I am looking at all the big and wonderful things (and trying to get my breath back), she is taking pictures of tiny leaves, dried flowers and little insects on the ground.
Can you see Hangklip? We could. Camera's fault
Time to rest, breathe and take in the view
Still quite a way to the top
Second greatness of the day was to get back home to find emails in my inbox with orders for wine from the wine tasting I did at an art exhibition last night. I only took our 3 new wines - The Old School from Alkmaar Estate in Wellington and I felt really proud that they were so well received by the guests.
Did you spot the mistakes in the picture? Cap on wine and (worse still) empty glass. Taking my job a tad too seriously!! Also made the mistake of throwing a tennis ball to one of the three huge dogs in the background. He did not leave my side the entire evening and I nearly fell over the damn ball and into the flower beds a few times (no fault of wine).
Not too shabby!!
Can the weekend get any better? Will keep you posted. Keep warm Janet!!
Did I mention these three great new wines I am selling?