Posts Tagged ‘braai’

It’s the weekend! Truthfully the days of the week matter very little to us right now but the weekend does mean that all of our friends are free to kuier!

Friday we took the kids to Weltevreden to the “trampoline park”. This has been at the top of Charlie’s list since we told him we were coming back to SA. The weather was a bit cooler (28 instead of 38) so we decided to take advantage and head out.

This place is amazing. The kids have the greatest time – not surprisingly since there are two huge playgrounds, a race track with bikes and cars (complete with speed bumps and roundabouts), two trampolines and a sand pit. Plus you get to make your own pizza and there’s a slushie machine. Jacob and I also had the greatest time since there’s wine, nachos, coffee and a place to sit where you can watch the kids.

We ended tbe day hosting Abri and his partner as well as Anlia and her new hubby for dinner. It was great getting to see Anlia again as we haven’t seen her since Korea.

We spent Saturday lazing around at the cottage and brunching at Doodles before heading to Janelie’s place for a braai.

Janelie just moved into a new place right on the beach in Melkbosstrand and the view couldn’t be more perfect. We eventually got two of the three kids to fall asleep and enjoyed some time with friends. Madeline somehow managed to stay awake until we ate (at 11 😂).

Today we headed to Warwick Wine Estate. This wine estate made every single “wine farms with kids” google result I read and it did not disappoint. The grounds are gorgeous. They have this beautiful lawn where if we had had our act together we could have booked an umbrella bean bag chairs and a picnic. Instead we scored the perfect table between the play structure and the water feature turned kiddie pool.

The kids had an absolute blast running around in their underwear, splashing in the “pool” and climbing the beautiful wooden playground. We had fun eating and drinking. Seriously guys I’m going to have to buy bigger pants to fly home in.

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Well we made it. Both kids did amazing on the longest flight of life. It feels as if we have been traveling for at least a week.

Turns out Charlie may have slept too well en route and therefore figured sleeping at night was optional. Our first night in JNB ended at 3:00 when Charlie decided he was rested enough to start the day.

We spent our first day putting kids and ourselves down for alternating naps. Charlie hung out in the pool where we were staying (Wendy’s lovely friends Elizabeth and Jakobus put us up for the weekend). We ended the night with a braai for Jakobus’ birthday. Charlie made a new friend Altie.

Night two was moderately more successful. We headed out to the lion and rhino park eventually. It took us two hours to wake Charlie in the morning 🙂. We had lunch with the giraffes before heading to visit the Rixs in Pretoria.

We had a great time for our couple of days in JNB. It never ceases to amaze me how welcomed we are here, often by total strangers. The weather has been hot and sunny. The company incredible and the wine and food never ending. What more could you ask for?

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