Yep, we’re back in the land of grey skies, jellied eels and warm beer after a fantastic three weeks in the land of milk and honey. Hope y’all didn’t miss us too much.
Where to start?
Food: In our first week we braaied (BBQed) every day except for Saturday night when we had a potjie. We also pigged out on some delicious seafood while visiting Cape Town. Last Thursday, we enjoyed a scrumptious leg of Springbok and I think I managed to finish off about 15kilos of kudu biltong and droewors in the 3 weeks.
Rugby. What an overdose! Not like in the UK where you’re lucky to squeeze a couple of games in between soccer matches. No! Last weekend I watched every single Super 14 game. Even the highlights of the games that were on during my brother’s wedding! And I watched 2 of the 3 Six Nations matches too. And to top it all, the SWD Eagles managed to beat the Cheetahs convincingly and the Sharks are top of the Super 14 table!
The weather was magnificent! Our first day of rain was as we were leaving Jo’burg on Friday night. Other than that, it was between 20 and 40 degrees every day. I even got sunburnt – no, none of that Pom lobster look!
My brother’s wedding was great too. We held it in my folk’s back garden. The day was stinking hot, but the attire was casual, so no stuffy suits to sweat in. The wedding was at 11am after which we sat around drinking beer and champers in the sun. It ended up in another braai at my aunt’s place, watching my team thump the Bulls. Told you it was a great day!
Photos will follow as soon as possible.
* Misquoted from a very old TV ad in South Africa. If you remember this, you’re probably about as young as me. 😉