Friday, April 20, 2018

Two weeks ago in Cape Town!

On the 5th of April I took my first flight in about 3 years! I flew down to Cape Town to surprise my friend Louzanne for her baby shower. I went a bit earlier and also spent 2 nights with my other close friend Ditha! I have a slight lack of girl-friends in Joburg, so seeing two of my favourite ladies was soooo good for the soul. Very glad my Doctor agreed to me flying!!!

I stayed with Ditha and her hubby on the Thursday and Friday nights. They've got a new house in The Strand, which is so perfect and cozy. We walked down to the beach, had our nails done, went to a market on Friday evening where we had supper, and her brother hosted us for a great meal on the Thursday evening.

On the Saturday morning they dropped me off at Louzanne's parents' house where the baby shower was taking place. Louz and I have been friends for about 29 years... I'm so excited about the upcoming baba in their lives, they are going to make the BEST parents ever! It was also great seeing her parents again too, as well as her brother. I took her mom's car to go and fetch her for the shower. It was awesome, she was super surprised to see me!

I stayed with her and Wouter on the Sat night. We had a braai and just caught up on everything. On the Sunday we went to Babylonstoren, a massive farm with huge gardens where they make all sorts of products. We ate brunch at The Glasshouse (the more informal restaurant there)... awesome scones with cream and jam, and some earl grey tea. One of her friends Uli also joined us. Back in 2012 when I visited her in London, Uli was also visiting her, and the 3 of us had an amazing time. So it was great seeing him again too.

Hopefully the drought in CT gets some relief this winter. It's so bad that they have switched off all taps at the airport. You can flush the toilets but then there is only hand sanitiser to clean your hands with, Felt quite gross. Luckily I had disinfectant wipes too, which made my hands feel a bit cleaner. It's also sad seeing the gardens struggling. Louzanne had a beautiful garden but most of the plants have died now :-(. Really quite tragic and alarming.

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