29 September 2012
I love Cape Town. It is a beautiful, colourful, cosmopolitan city with a mountain to die for. Its the place where I was born and bred so of course nowhere else can possibly compare to it. But – that does not mean that I cannot appreciate other parts of our outstanding beautiful country. In Cape Town I forget that I am actually in Africa – although more of it is rapidly creeping down south – and I love that too! So every time I visit KZN I am freshly struck by how ‘African’ it is. It is closer to the Tropic of Capricorn so of course the weather is warmer and the vegetation greener – overwhelmingly greener! This morning our destination is Kokstad where our daughter Lauren lives with her husband and two children. There is also a collection of other relatives that we live a rural lifestyle there.
Yesterday’s stormy weather is forgotten and we head off in the glorious African sunshine.
Its a beautiful drive along the south coast then into the Transkei. En route we see many colourful African scenes
We arrived to warm welcomes from the dogs, horses, Shannon and Lauren. But Simon decided to hide! The promise of a present finally coaxed him from his hiding place and then we got warm hugs and declarations of “I missed you Granny and Grandpa!”
After the tour of the garden was over we went in for tea and gave the kids their presents. Earl was pretty tired after all the driving and had a nap but I decided to sit in the sun and watch the grandchildren play while I read my book and chatted to Lauren. When Grandpa woke up they all went out for a walk but I decided to stay in the sun and read my book – such luxury to do so after a long and hectic term.
To be continued…….