The wind is still blowing great guns on the Cape Peninsular! The beach is therefore not a pleasant destination. The pool has been a wonderful substitute and the kids have had great fun swimming and playing whatever pool games amuse young minds!
This morning the parents went off to Access Park very early to shop for sunglasses for Allan. As I am without domestic help at the moment I decided to do some necessary chores. The season and full house has caused the refrigerator some extra hard work and it has become over full and in need of sorting – so after putting on a load of washing with many more to follow – I got stuck into cleaning out and rearranging said ice-box. Amazing what a little bit of organisation can do. Earl thought it very funny to see me do (wo)manual labour and valiantly helped by removing shelves and washing them off for me. (He was quite exhausted after this.) The kitchen got a thorough cleaning and then, I tackled the ironing, something I seldom do. (Aussie Cousins, I can hear you laughing!)
When the parents returned the moms rounded up the kids and took them back over the mountain to Blue Route, deposited them at the movies to see Night at The Museum 3 and then treated themselves to lunch and shopping – what better way for sisters to bond.
Allan, Earl and I enjoyed a quiet and peaceful afternoon chatting, reading, Facebooking and watching TV!!
Shannon and Simon, being Farm Kids, seldom get to go to movies, hit the malls or eat Mcdonalds! Today was their day to experience it all, culminating with MacDonalds for supper when their cousins left them to go to their friend’s teenage party. I would have preferred them to eat the left overs in the fridge but Lisa said they needed to have this very important experience 🙂
Lauren, Allan, Earl and I went to The Red Herring in Noordhoek for dinner tonight – their treat to us! We started by sitting on the deck upstairs for cocktails and canapes. Here it was sheltered from the wind and we had lovely views across to Noordhoek Beach.
Once the sun set it became chilly so we went down to our indoor table and ordered dinner. We shared Deep Fried Camembert starters and then Allan and Lauren had prawns and Earl and I had Grilled Calamari tubes. It was a most enjoyable evening – Thanks Lauren and Allan!