Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The visit to Cape Town in review

The usual thing happened.  I/we planned to do many things that just did not happen.
  • On Friday 18 December we drove the +/- 700 km to Cape Town.
  • On Saturday, DH and BIL played golf and then went through to Pearl Valley in Paarl to follow the players in the SA Open.
  • On Sunday 20 December we went to Mark and Herlien wedding in Morgenhof.  Herlien could not ask for a better day for her big day.  The wedding was beautiful and enjoyable.
  • On Monday 21 December DH took me through to Uitsig wine estate in Constantia to meet up with blogging buddies Joanne and Melody. There is nothing quite like meeting the people that have become such great cyber friends.  I was thankful that I could meet Joanne before her move to the UK.
  • Tuesday Ansie and I took the little ones out and then had a leisurely meal at Southeys@Manuka where the boys could run after the chickens and the ducks.  William, aged 3, insisted that he could not catch the chickens because "me have no powers."   We giggled a lot and drank too much champagne. (the men went to play golf)
  • Wednesday we drove through to the Casino complex and had breakfast there.  DH and I then hit the shops for last minute Christmas shopping.
  • Thursday was spend in a place where it is always hot and there is no wind.  You can't guess?  THE KITCHEN WHERE ELSE? We cooked the chickens and the legs of lamb, made potato salad, trifle and pavlova for Christmas. (the men played golf...YAWN...)
  • On Friday we had 24 people over at Ansie and Willie's home for Christmas lunch.  A very pleasant time was had by all.  For the first time EVER there were no undercurrents and feelings between any of the family members.
  • Saturday saw us shopping at Somerset Mall.  My sister Anita and Stefanie drove through to meet us for breakfast.  In the late afternoon I met Meriel for coffee.  Yup...still at the mall:) (the now you should know...played golf!!!!)
  • Sunday the 27th was my mom's 71st birthday and BIL, Colin's 48th everybody gathered for a bring-and-braai at Ansie and Willie's home again.  The sisters giggled a lot and drank too much champagne AGAIN.
  • Yesterday we left Somerset West at 9:30, got stuck in took us nearly an hour just to drive the last 5 km into the town.  Next time we will take the Langkloof Road.
  • So you will see that nowhere here you see the words Kirstenbosch!!!!  Nowhere do you see that we drove from Sea Point to Strand along the coast!!!!  But the men saw the golf courses in the area 4 times.  Makes you think doesn't it?
Just want to share a snipped overheard in a conversation.  "Blogging is all about!"  Needless to say it went right over my head.  Clearly some people have no idea of  the relationships formed through this medium and the incredible support we give each other.  Why read MY blog if you are not interested in what is happening in MY life?

What do you think?


  1. Blogging is a wonderful way to express your creative side. Its a wonderful way to meet people all over the world. It makes the world seem just a little bit smaller and more homey! Plus its a great way for people to keep up with what is going on in your life. I think blogging is GREAT!

    I have some friends in Cape Town who run a Christian children's camp called Camp Sonshine.

    I was a counselor at the United States camp. Several of my fellow counselors who are from South Africa had a vision so big from God that they decided to start the camp in their own country!

    Thanks for blogging!

    Have a lovely New Year!


  2. it will go over my head too.. my blog is about writing what and how i feel... of course, it will be about our own self.. we cannot be gossiping about someone's life, right?
    Lynette, just carry on blogging.. as long as we enjoy what we r doing now, let nothing hinder us.. :)

    Happy New Year to U!!

  3. I dont make any excuses... I called my blog semplydone so I feel 100 % fine letting people know what we've done/ LOL.
    I enjoyed my time with you and the sisters very much too, it was a lekker kuiertjie.

  4. O that cartoon is too funny ! i can almost relate tho' ! lol

    I dont know of too many South Africans ! lol - so knowing how Christmas went for you is just awesome !

    TFS !


  5. It sounds to me like you had a really wonderful time away. You saw the people who you wanted too and that's more important than the sights? no?

    Blogging is certainly not just for oneself. If it was why would we want to meet up with our blog buddies and form an IRL bond with them?

    Now you have to come and visit me again i think - DH can play golf in Stutt!

    Amazing how they never tire of the golf course.

  6. Wow!! it seems as though you had a great time Lynette!! well, at least you got some time with your sisters while the men were playing golf.Love your photos. thanks for your comment will tie up with you in the new year!! enjoy the rest of your holidays.
    Oh, by the way,i am VERY glad that I started blogging, what lovely friends i made in the process,i consider them all very precious to me!!

  7. Blogging is about us. Because we are sharing what is going on within our lives, the lives of our children, our spouses, friends, etc. It is about expressing yourself through the written word! I think its a great thing to have around for real. I cannot imagine not blogging and getting my feelings out and sharing with the world!

    Happy day!

  8. Ah Lynette, it was so special to meet you and chat. I was (again) so amazed to hear about your ministry.

    Lynette, the way you blog is all about warmth and inspiration and sharing and kindness......couldn't be further from me-me-me.

  9. I love reading about YOU because I know that you are reading about me when you visit my blog, it has been great getting to know you as with the other bloggers. We are all so different and it shines through over time. xoxox

  10. Lynette--love it! That cartoon is hilarious.

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time with friends, family, and champagne :)

  11. Sounds like you had a lovely hectic time & so did the men LOL. Enjoy your time left & carry on blogging I enjoy the way your put things "out there" on your blog.

  12. So what, blogging is about you and I want to know about you. I got such a smile about your re-cap - so typical, we miss the things we wanted to and do the usual stuff.

  13. Happy New Year Lynette - people who don't blog have no idea what they are talking about so should rather not comment because it comes from a place of ignorance - blogging is actually a very generous way of life - I have learnt more about scrapbooking & photography this past year of having my blog & visiting others, than ever before, because of all the tips people have shared.

  14. Love reading your holiday report. Glad you got meet up with dear blogging friends.

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