Holidaying in a retirement village!!!!!!

Holidaying in a retirement village!!!!!!

True !!!

On our recent trip to the Cape …

Hubby and I spent our last few days with his sister Cheryl, and Bob in their new home in Hermanus.  A few months ago when their name came up on the waiting list, they decided it was time.  They were ready to move into a retirement village.  Hubby has an ex-colleague in the same village, who we have visited several times and have always been impressed with the village and it’s surroundings.

I am even more impressed!!!   Staying there for a few days and walking in the evenings with their dog Tanna, my eyes were certainly opened to a stage in one’s life that you never want to admit it’s looming!!

I only took my camera on our last early evening walk when we didn’t walk up the hill to the frail care unit.  That has the best view !!!  And a lovely building too.

Every time new residents move in they upgrade the cottages to a more modern look.    There are different layouts with  1,2 and 3 bedroomed cottages, and really super facilities including a gym!!   That sold me!!  They offer pilates and yoga 🙂 🙂 🙂    We ..  I .. am definitely not ‘ready’ but now the prospect is not that bad 😉

I might add here that we passed many residents walking up and down the hills, all keeping fit, with or without dogs.  (there are ‘poo’  bins along the roads)

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The Clubhouse : administration, dining room, pub, library, gym and pool …

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One of the larger 3 bedroom cottages currently being upgraded …

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On the boundary at the foothills of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve are a few lovely freehold stands with gorgeous gardens …

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We stopped at the pond to give Tanna a breather.  He an old chappie and the hills are quite tough for him.  For his whole life he has walked the cliffpaths with Bob and Cheryl as they lived a few roads inland from there.  Always lovely to walk those cliffpaths especially when it’s whale season whereby Southern Right whales come into Walker Bay for calving.  Such a privilege to watch those huge beautiful mammals of the ocean

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Beautiful small inter-denominational chapel ..

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Bob and Cheryl’s lovely cottage ..

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The other side with steep small garden (still under construction) behind the hedge and another patio, partially closed , an ideal spot on inclement and windy days …

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Thank you so much Bob and Cheryl for a wonderful few days with you both  xxx


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