Better Late Than Never: My Festive Season Was Super Festive!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beach Days: Summer in Cape Town is hot and dry and windy and going to the beach in December can often be super freaking painful because of the sand blowing all over. Most Capetonians have a secret list of wind free beaches they frequent on those blustery days. My favourite one is about 1.5 hours outside of Cape Town (a bit of a trek) and its called Church Haven. Follow the link for the deets. 
Above: Dani & Ella playing on the beach, me and my bump seeking out the shade under the umbrella :) 

Needless to say I am overjoyed that my first day of holidays started on this wonderfully secluded wind free beach. 
Christmas Anti-Shopping: How horrible is Christmas shopping in a mall? Honestly every year I swear I will not put myself through it and every year I end up doing it. My only saving grace was countless decaf latte's and cappacino's. Also my poor swollen elephant feet needed constant rest. 
Holiday Vibes: Happiness was leaving for Greyton :) 
For those of you that haven't been, Greyton is a small town (hardly worthy of the label "town") about 2 hours outside of Cape Town. I absolutely love Greyton because it is beautiful and completely charming. There are tons of wonderful places to each, a delightful Saturday market and beautiful little cottages. Its is picture perfect countryside charm. 
Something I love doing when visiting small towns in South Africa is going to the thrift/gift shops. Greyton has quite a few and in most of them you will find gorgeous vintage crockery such as the plates pictured above. I am gunning for a wall of vintage plates above my dining room table so this was right up my alley. 
 The market on Saturday is filled with lots of small town goodness, home made preserves for example. I got a very effective bottle of natural insect repellent which only kind of worked against the bastard mosquitoes. 
The highlight for me were these super size milk tarts and lemon meringues. Mmmmm! Delish! 
Also, how can you not love a town where donkeys roam freely? 

Hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays and that 2013 is off to a fabulous start! 


  1. I'm so sad I won't get to see you pregnant :(

  2. I love donkeys! Your holiday looked pretty awesome, sans the elephant feet.


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