"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"

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

the last 10 days.....

29 June - Saturday afternoon Matthew arrived home and was bundled in the car after a flight from LA.  We headed off to Knysna.  Door to door time, he was travelling for 47 hours!!

A garage toilet with a difference just outside Swellendam - Amazing the difference a good attitude to your job makes and manages to cheer up weary travellers.

On our return trip the flower arrangement had changed and there were orange honeysuckle petals everywhere.

Leisure Isle and the first of many walks around the island.  Camera setting wrong - no glasses, sorry.
 The lookout points from the Heads

 After the wet walk, warm drinks at the Heads

A lovely dinner at Emily Moon

Leisure Isle.  What an awesome place.  We played games, laughed, rode bicycles, ate wonderful meals and generally just chilled and caught up with each other.  Thanks to Jackie and Hayley for the invite and for making us so welcome in your wonderful home.

 Dreaming of that holiday house with a white picket fence

 Plenty of lawn for visitors (or family) to camp on!!
  A visit to Knysna would not be complete without a visit and pizza at Carnuti's in Plett
 Matt and Marcel after running the Knysna half.
Home on Sunday to a very chilly Cape Town, got the fire roaring, the Old Brown out and settled down to watch the tennis.  
Not too many comments in case I lose friends (and family who are friends) but really did not think I would ever be a Djokovic supporter (I was). Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler more than made up for the loss and Andy's girlfriend was easy on the eye (so some consolation).  Well done to Murray though - he deserved to win and time for me to be less judgmental about his personality, his mother, the size of both of their Adam's apples, the anger in their fist pumps and appreciate the tennis (and the spectators).
Oh and did I mention that Matthew is home!!  Back on the couch, next to me watching tennis (but not keen on any Old Brown).
But now Gareth has gone away (only for two weeks)  Nic will be home on Sunday after a month of working and revelry in the UK.  Maybe sometime soon we will all be in the same place at the same time.  Will keep you posted.


  1. awesome stuff. Lovely bokkie Matt has going on there. See you all in September. Much love, deacs

  2. Hey Andrew - Hope you are having a great time on your travels and I look forward to seeing you in September. Take care, been thinking of you lots - love and hugs