We’re back !!!!

We’re back !!!!

Actually we’ve been back since Friday but haven’t had a chance to sit at the computer.  Family time, wine tasting, coffee dates and lunches .. couldn’t get better than that !  It was lovely having our UK cousin Gavin and his wife Kathy with us this time .. any excuse to do and see more !!!!

Sooo .. an overview ..

Glorious early mornings over Gordon’s Bay and the Strand.  I never tire of this view from my brother’s deck.  No clouds = no rain = not a good thing as the Cape is desperate for rain to fill the empty dams

A neighbour’s huge oak tree hangs over a corner of the deck, which is laden with acorns at this time of the year.  Squirrels scamper up and down branches at a rate of knots !!  I love to watch them while I sit with my morning tea 🙂

We took a drive to Franschhoek for coffee ..

Spectacular Franschhoek Valley ..

Lunch at Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch for their deliciously succulent and tender sirloin accompanied by the estate’s excellent Syrah …

Morgenster for a spot of wine tasting and lunch the following day  …

Our last day with Gavin and Kathy :  cappuccino’s and a stroll around the beautiful indigenous gardens at Lourensford …

.. followed by a lovely light lunch at Ernie Els Wine Farm with an amazing view …

We spent every afternoon with my sister in law Kathy, who has cancer and who sleeps every morning.  In the afternoon she sits in the lounge, from where she has this magnificent view.   Pastels shades as evening fell on our last day ..

… and a glorious sunset in the western sky  ….

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