Balancing act !!
Ian and I had a lovely lunch with our dear friends Ray and Carol at the Goatshed, Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl … It was cool under the shaded terrace with bubbling water feature behind us. Lots of wine and laughter 🙂 🙂 🙂 A really enjoyable day 🙂 thanks Ray and Carol for coming all that way 🙂
Ian’s biker’s vest ..
Sequence of photos : I took these from the deck of Ian and Kathy’s home when Alan, Kathy’s brother, came to fetch her for work. They have a unique and special bond for siblings. Such a joy to witness !! He has recently moved to Somerset West to help out in Ian’s factory and has been a breath of fresh air, especially for Kathy, who is going through a third bout of chemo. I have deep admiration and love for her. She is truly an inspiration!!!
The photo below is from a visit last year to Mum. The Old Aged Home is not far from here … looking toward the Helderberg Mountain and Helderberg Nature Reserve. Last week, after visiting Mum I drove to the other side of the forest of trees on left of pic ..
This is the view from there, looking towards the Hottentots-Holland Mountain Range ..
Ian and Kathy’s stunning gravel garden with a view to False Bay, Simonstown and Cape Point …
Olive thrush ( I think! Our olive thrush’s on the Highveld are paler, but it sounded like one) ..
Lastly, an early morning view from their deck looking towards False Bay, Strand and Gordon’s Bay …
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m going back to see Mum in January