My youngest son Nick lives and works in the Congo and comes home for a two week break after a period of six weeks. This time has been particularly busy. Table mountain was ablaze and our house is pretty close to the mountain giving us a birds eye view of the action.
My Mum turned 90 and had a wonderful birthday party in a shady spot under the trees at a wine farm called Vergelegen in Somerset West. Besides its award winning wines, this estate is known for its history spanning over 300 years and its gorgeous grounds.
Nick is a Mauy Thai fighter and instructor and had a fight arranged on the Saturday evening. Despite losing, it was a good show and after a few years away, he felt good to be back in the ring. He has a small group of people at the mine where he works who have joined him for training in the evenings. The Congolese love it !
Betty’s , a lovely little spot about an hours drive outside Cape Town east.
On the one side, there is the rugged coastline and on the other, a gorgeous botanical garden. As the hot summer days get a little shorter, and particularly now in February and March, the light is amazing !
These are some simple shots of my weekend there and can give you an idea of the wonderful area.