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June 2015 Archive (14 posts)

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A Cake Pop Class in the Making (2014-07-15) | Before Chantelle finally made the decision to wind down her little baking business and its unreliable income in favour of a job back at the guest house where things worked out financially a little better, we toyed about with quite a few ideas on how ... (Photo Gallery)
Wine Tasting at Grande Provence Wine Estate (2015-05-10) | Grande Provence Estate wears her 300-year history with dignity. Sitting in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47-acres with gentle vistas over the valley floor, with the rugged mountains beyond. This is heartland South African wine country ... (Photo Gallery)
Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Wine Estate (2015-05-10) | The first stop on our Franschhoek Wine Tram blue line trip (part of our fabulous weekend away in Franschhoek) was the tasting centre at the Rickety Bridge wine estate. From the website: "The Franschhoek wine estate, Rickety Bridge, has a winemaking history dating back to the ... (Photo Gallery)
Things to See in South Africa: Franschhoek Wine Tram | Franschhoek is undoubtedly the crown jewel when it comes to South African wine regions, based entirely on just the sheer number of successful and historic wine estates packed into this fertile valley. One of the best ways of seeing and tasting all this splendour is ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Ride in a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (2015-05-09) | I've spoken in length about the awesome birthday weekend out in Franschhoek that Chantelle planned for us back in May, and sure, there is still a couple of posts that came out of it still to come. This particular birthday surprise was however one of ... (Photo Gallery)
Things to See in South Africa: Franschhoek Motor Museum | If you love your motor history (or just motor cars in general), and find yourself in the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa, then you simply HAVE to take the trip out to the picturesque Franschhoek to visit Johann Rupert's sublime Franschhoek Motor Museum situated ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Things to See in South Africa: Huguenot Fine Chocolates (Franschhoek) | Billed as Franschhoek's famous Belgian chocolate shop, Huguenot Fine Chocolates is a tiny BEE producer of fine handcrafted Belgian chocolates. Located in the main street of Franschhoek, the self proclaimed gourmet capital of South Africa, this boutique chocolaterie offers a delicious range of chocolates, ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Birthday Weekend away in Franschhoek (2015-05-08) | The fact that I was going to be away for business in Sandton for my birthday back in May, meant that Chantelle and I bumped things up a little and headed out to breathtaking Franschhoek the weekend preceding Monday the 11th, free of the kids ... (Photo Gallery)
FASHKOSH 2015 Stellenbosch Airshow (2015-04-11) | Saturday the 11th of April saw Chantelle, the kids and myself make the drive through to the Stellenbosch Flying Club in order to hand over some money and spend the day watching all manner of aircraft blasting past with the most magnificent backdrop in the ... (Photo Gallery)
Beans, Stodels, Blaauwklippen and McDonalds (2015-03-29) | Found another folder of weekend photos that I forgot to post, dating back to the end of March this year. Another dad alone weekend, but man, looks like I once again found myself with the pony at Blaauwklippen Family Market on the Sunday. I'm beginning to ... (Photo Gallery)
A Sunday of Ponies, Bossa and Strand Beach (2015-04-12) | Back in April, only two months ago, the weather here in the Western Cape was still pretty good (as expected). Having already enjoyed a fabulous first half of a weekend thanks to the fantastic Fashkosh 2015 airshow at the Stellenbosch Flying Club, followed by a ... (Photo Gallery)
Visiting Butterfly World in Klapmuts on a Rainy Day (2015-05-31) | If you are ever looking for something to do with the kids then the zoo for small animals, Butterfly World Tropical Garden in Klapmuts never fails to disappoint. Essentially a massive green house where butteflies are free to flutter about to their hearts' content, Buttefly World ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Lunch at the Red Disa in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay (2015-05-03) | Back in early May, Chantelle and I took the kids out for a day, heading down the beautiful Clarence Drive to go and see the always cute penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty's Bay. For lunch we stumbled across a beautiful national botanical garden that ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Stellenbosch Flying Club Intro Flight (2015-06-06) | One of the big surprises Chantelle had organised for my big birthday weekend away in Franschhoek was a private flight with the Stellenbosch Flying Club over at the Stellenbosch Airfield. Needless to say, she was devastated when we arrived there on the Saturday morning only ... (Photo Gallery)
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