"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"

Monday, 7 April 2014

have a lovely day

I love Sunday nights when you sit and reflect on a weekend that seemed to fly past. Then when you finally work your way back to Friday afternoon and the weekend that followed, you realise that quite a lot was crammed into the weekend.  

A weekend of perfect weather in Cape Town meant taking advantage of the last of summer and appreciating what we have on our doorstep.
Mountain from my doorstep on Saturday morning

On Saturday morning I met Gareth and Alfie for a walk.  I had visions of a leisurely walk in the park, a visit to the Oranjezicht Farm Market, which I had not been to yet, and an easy Saturday morning.  Gareth had other ideas.  He took his mother up the steepest hill in Cape Town, to the Deer Park trail walk, we did stop once so that Alfie could have a swim.  If I had had half a chance I could have jumped in too.

Mountain from Molteno

Mother left for dust

A lovely walk through Deer Park, dogs, runners, mountain bikers.  A beautiful spot which I had never been to before.  I thought Deer Park was the cafe and small park attached to the restaurant!

On the way down, we did stop in at the Oranjezicht City Farm.  What an oasis in the middle of suburbia.  I bought a box of the most divine black figs and a variety of the best samoosas ever.  There was still a way to walk so shopping was curtailed.  Definitely heading back there soon.

De Waal Park
Gareth and Hayley were off to yet another wedding - No. 11 for the year and I had Alfie in my charge for the rest of the weekend. What could be better than sushi (and wine) in Kathy's courtyard?  A first of many for Alfie.

 Bet you can almost taste it?
Did we really leave some behind?

Alfie is now the honorary male at our lunches, since Nic decided to bail on us

He got tired of girl talk and decided to flatten the groundcover
 Two favourites
and another two favourites

A lovely one for the start of a new week

1 comment:

  1. These photographs make me want to jump on a plane to Cape Town post haste! So beautiful...