Monday, September 28, 2009


A few weeks ago when we were at Granny and Grandpa's in Cape Town, I took a few pics of Dylan and Larissa with their gorgeous cousin, Dominic. As you can see, they are both quite smitten with the new addition to the Greater Shand family.
The last picture I have included because of the Naughty Monkey expression on Larissa's face. I just couldn't resist. Boy oh boy it is such a cute age - or am I just biased?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The week that is!

Sunday, Johan left for Cape Town. The kids and I spent the first half of the week enjoying some real summer weather in Joburg before heading down to Somerset West for 10 days. Johan is in Cape Town for two weeks, so we decided to join him instead of coming during the Spring Break later this month.

Thursday poured with rain and we all enjoyed a rare quiet day. In fact it was quite late into the afternoon before any of us got out of our pyjamas!

Friday afternoon we met up with Jodie and the kids at the usual haunt - Cape Garden Centre, where I discovered what a real adrenalin junkie my daughter is! On arriving, she climbed to the very top of the jungle gym and slid down the biggest slide - HEADFIRST! Oh my shattered nerves!

Today we went to visit Johan's folks in Fisherhaven and I have to say that I saw the funniest thing.... their dog climbing a tree! Just weird - apparently both dogs do it.

On the way home we stopped off in Betty's Bay to see the penguins. Dylan was absolutely fascinated and Larissa kept on pointing and saying "Bunny" It was really worth the visit and as cheap as chips (in fact we didn't even pay the R10 to get in)

We then detoured past the dunes where I used to dune board as a teenager. It is unfortunately closed to the public now, but Dylan had an awesome time jumping and flying off some mini-dunes

The week that was!

When I started this blog, my intention was to update it quite frequently. That was until my darling husband disappeared off to Cape Town last Sunday, with the weekend's photos still on his camera. But what a weekend it was!

Saturday night we hosted an inpromtu wine tasting / 30 seconds evening. The weather was stunning and the wine was absolutely awesome(Wooded Chardonnay) and there wasn't a single wine there that I wouldn't highly recommend.
30 seconds turned out to be a real hoot. None of us have actually played for years and we were all a bit rusty (and tipsy ... to be polite ... at least I was. I have averaged about 2 glasses of wine per year for the last 2 years, so you can imagine what tasting 5 different wines would do to me ) Pictured here is the winning girls team!

I think Johan's card said "Dick King", but we were all laughing so hard I don't think anybody got it!

Anyway, we were all in our own beds by 12pm. Quite civilised for such a super evening!