Kokstad Kids in Cape Town – Dinner at The Red Herring

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!)

Fridge all nice and tidy

Fridge all nice and tidy

Laundrey to sort

Laundry to sort

Ironing to do

Barefoot in the Kitchen etc.

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 🙂

A rare treat for our Rural Grandchildren

A rare treat for our Rural Grandchildren

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.

View before sunset

View before sunset

Mountain on the other side

Mountain on the other side

Excellent cocktails

Excellent cocktails

The Lower Deck

The Lower Deck

This couple had us in stitches as the took a selfie - the joined us in our mirth and allowed us to take a piccie of them taking a selfie!

We laughed when we saw this couple posing for a selfie.  Hearing us put them off and had them laughing out loud too.   They tried again and allowed us to take this piccie!

It was magical sipping drinks and watching the sun go down

It was magical sipping drinks and watching the sun go down

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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!

A delightful dinner

A delightful dinner

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