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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

9 April, Wednesday: Home again

I had a wonderful holiday in Cape Town and the beautiful Cape winelands. I grew up in Cape Town and it was the destination of all our family holidays for 30 years. But after the death of my husband, I just couldn't quite face a visit. Now the time was right. I spent a great weekend with my brother and family and as we toured the peninsula I just soaked up the beauty of the familiar sights. This photo of Hout Bay was taken while having a picnic lunch on a scenic drive, Chapman's Peak.
We bought angel fish at the fishing village for a barbecue on Sunday evening.
After Cape Town, I met my daugher and grandchildren for the rest of the week in the Cape winelands in the historic village of Franschhoek. And where did we stay - Lavender Cottage, of course!
The girls were delighted with their holiday home with its long porch, wicker fence and rose arch.
The historic church in the centre of town and the blue mountains beyond.
Vineyards and olive trees right in the village.

8 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm glad to know your are back safely at home and that you had a nice holiday.

The Feathered Nest said...

That is a beautiful cottage y'all stayed in! Lovely pictures and sounds like you had a great vacation.

Manuela

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

What lovely pictures!
Hugs ~
Alexandra

Sreddy Yen said...

Beautiful pictures. Cape Town looks like a scenic place. Hope I get a chance to visit it someday.

Mary said...

So glad you enjoyed your holiday. What a beautiful spot!
xoxo,
Mary

Mary said...

See, I just knew people weren't fibbing when they said how beautiful it is there! Lovely pics of gorgeous scenery Eleanor. Looks like you had a great vacation, and saw your grandchildren, which made it even more special.

Welcome back home - look forward to more tales from sweet Thatchwick Cottage.

Cottage Contessa said...

Welcome home Eleanor! I'm happy to know that you are home safe and sound sweetie. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday, and what a beautiful place to holiday in! The photo's are just gorgeous! I never knew SA was so stunning, but I am really enjoying learning about your country through you. Have a lovely relaxing weekend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

willow said...

I found your place through Mary at Across the Pond. What a lovely, lovely blog. I'll pop in again soon. I love the verse on your header! :)