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 !