Hi everyone!!! I’m back!!!! 😀 Been chillin’ at home for the last couple of days before starting work again on Monday (which I am not at ALL looking forward to… L )!!! First of all: hope you all had a great Christmas & New Year… all the best for 2012 J – – – I made some resolutions (for like the first time EVER!!!), so it should be a busy year!!! – – – Watch this space…
Let me start off with my holiday stories… 😀 Our plans changed constantly, but in the end I think we had a super enjoyable & a very relaxing time!!! We drove almost 4800 kilometres – – – C R A Z Y – – – 😀 !!!
Our first day of road-tripping down to the Cape included about 450 km’s from Pretoria to Bloemfontein. There we had a good catching-up with our friends & an early evening for the next day’s travelling!!!
On our second day of road-tripping, we again stopped at various small little towns. These include Phillipolis & Trompsburg. Our first stop was Trompsburg, there we enjoyed breakfast in a very quaint little shop/bakery. I have to explain this first: there are no tarred roads, no traffic lights, old old old houses & only the bare necessary shops. That we could even get breakfast there is a wonder!!! 😉 They only had 4 items on the menu:
- Fruit juice
- Pie (with/without salad)
Not quite the breakfast I had in mind, but it had to do!!! – – – Beggars can’t be choosers 😉 – – – We had quite a lovely chat with the owner (who definitely does NOT like people from Gauteng province, he claims they are always in a hurry – which us quite true!!!) 😉 Oh well!!! 😀 He had an interesting shop, full of old rulers & equipment, random dolls… & it was very VERY pink!!! 😀
& then we were on the road again… whizzing to the next town!!! 🙂
Our next stop was Phillipolis, where also only the main road was tarred with no traffic lights. There was a beautiful church & small little antique shops & art galleries. This is also the place where Emily Hobhouse was buried – What a legend!!! 😀 If you don’t know who Emily Hobhouse was, follow this wikipedia link or this biography link for her very interesting background & story!!! In short, she was a British woman, living in South Africa in the time of the Anglo-Boer War who fought for humanity & took care of the ill & wounded in war times…
We spent quite a bit of time in this little town… but were soon off again… on day two we arrived at the beautiful, gigantic Cape Mountains…
Here I conclude this first part of our journey to the Cape… Stay tuned for more!!!! 😀 **