Weekend Wrap

I had such a lovely weekend, which was mostly spent out in the winelands with family and friends.

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On Saturday, Tom and I went to Stellies for a braai with Damian and Thomas, and some sneaky strawberry picking beforehand. We popped into Mooiberg, filled brightly coloured buckets with berries and then rewarded ourselves with a massive waffle and soft serve afterwards – an ideal reprieve from the heat. Following that, it was braai time, and we sat drinking strawberry G&Ts whilst playing Cards Against Humanity and listening to the cicadas frantically calling from the trees. The boys made a frangipani apricot tart for dessert, which was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!

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Sunday involved another road trip to Jo and James’ farm out in Paardeberg. It was such a special family gathering, and a wonderful afternoon filled with music, love, laughter, and exceptionally delicious food and wine. My family are ridiculously gifted musically (I missed those genes somehow), so we had a makeshift concert with people reading poems, singing and jamming together. I won the golf competition – just kidding – I missed the target and hit the cows instead, and Tom and I went for a little row around the dam, with Thomas pretending to be a viking and me relaxing in the sun and not contributing to the actual rowing effort at all.

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After dropping Dave and Lau off in Hout Bay, we headed to the beach to get Mimmi to Go pizzas for supper. We went for a little seaside stroll while waiting for our takeaways, and I was in complete awe of the beauty surrounding us. The sky was a perfect honey gold, and the light reflected like stars from the luminescent sand. There were a group of nuns walking behind us, and one of them started running with her white veil flying out behind her – it was such a beautiful moment – she just looked so free and joyous. Tom found a cuttlefish shell, and I took endless photos of the sunset; it was the perfect finish to a wonderful weekend.

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