And then the Loeries were but a memory. Remember my blog post about last year’s experience? This year was same same but different, as I didn’t jet along to Durban with the rest of the team but was glued to my laptop in Cape Town for five days straight sorting out all sorts of admin, last-minute changes and uploading of content. Husband was up in JHB for much of that time to attend his Gramps’ funeral so t’was an odd, stressful time all round but we survived.
Highlights of the past two weeks below…
Friday, 12 August 2016: Hills Special Stews
Saturday, 13 August 2016: Beach Tavern breakfast, brief Woodbridge Island beach walk and meeting Zeplin
Sunday, 14 August 2016: Family birthday breakfast
Tuesday, 16 August 2016: Business Day Wanted Online launch at Smith Gallery
Thursday, 18 August 2016: Husband flies to JHB, rest of us decamp to the parents’ house
Saturday, 20 August 2016: Collecting Husband from airport
Sunday, 21 August 2016: Doppio Zero breakfast
Monday, 22 August 2016: Sleepy doggies while mommy attends online lessons
Tuesday, 23 August 2016: Business of Design conference
Wednesday, 24 August 2016: Team lunch at Jerry’s, Obz
That’s all, folks. Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, all! Next week’s update will include how we celebrated our ninth anniversary. 🙂
This blog post may seem slightly longer than usual as we’ve had two public holidays in the past two weeks (hello voting day and Women’s Day), but I’ve condensed the 200-odd pics I’d taken since my last update so as not to bombard you too much, as you’ll see below…
Saturday, 31 July 2016: Doggies’ pajama party at their grandparents
Wednesday, 3 August 2016: Voting day Village breakfasts, doggy beach walks and Asian dins
Thursday, 4 August 2016: Winter menu review at Blowfish, Dolphin Beach
Saturday, 6 August 2016: Women’s Day Being Boss brunch, Mexican burgers at Mexican on Long and SANCCOB’s penguins
Sunday, 7 August 2016: Parents’ pre-birthday lunch at Blues
Tuesday, 9 August 2016: Women’s Day breakfast at Black Forest Cafe, Portalia pizzas
That’s all, folks! Have a relaxing weekend, you deserve it. 🙂
*Disclaimer: Obviously our meals at Blowfish were part of our review package. All else came from our own pockets. All enjoyed equally.
What do you do if you’ve already reviewed a wonderful winter’s weekend getaway town, then get the opportunity to review different accommodation in the same town? Why, you post a second ‘What to do in…’ review, of course, and make sure you do everything new and fresh so that there’s no resemblance to the last time.
That’s just what we did this past weekend when we got to stay in Franschhoek for the second time in as many months.
Of course these pics taken on our cameras didn’t even do the landscape and history-steeped buildings justice. Click here to click through the galleries I added in my official review, which includes eye-wateringly beautiful pics of Leeu House and The Conservatory restaurant’s food, owned by the Leeu Collection, as is Le Quartier Français, which we reviewed over our former Franschhoek stay. Click here for a reminder and scroll through our not-repeated fresh new Franschhoek highlights below…
Stop to sightsee (different sights) on the way in…
Sleep over at Leeu House and don’t miss the Conservatory’s delicious, non-conservative menu
Take the (other) long road home
That’s all, folks. We can’t recommend it enough. Thanks for stopping by, check in again next week for my next update. If you missed my overview of what to do in Wellington last month, click here. 🙂
*Disclaimer: Obviously our accommodation at Leeu House and meals at the Conservatory were part of our review package. All else came from our own pockets. All enjoyed equally.
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