Tag Archives: rain

Summer in South Africa…

A few weekends ago a sudden heat hit us – followed by 2 weeks of gloomy & rainy weather… Not that I care – I love rainy/dull weather!!! On this day a few weekends ago, this is what my car registered…

40 degrees Celcius… Hot hot hot!!!

Thank goodness it hasn’t been that hot since – but then… it is only the beginning of summer!!! … 🙂 **

Paris, France – Versailles Gardens

Visiting Versailles is such a special memory – although it was cold & misty on this day in December 2004 – it did not seize to take away the from the grand, majestic & royal air that Versailles presented to us that day!! 🙂

It amazed me that I could not see the end of the gardens – it was huge!! & beautiful… bustling with people & tourists!! The weather could not keep anyone away!!! 🙂

Endless stretch of Versailles gardens…

On our way to the train, after our visit to Versailles, me & my mom bought ourselves scarves at a vendor – I still wear it today!!! & each time I do – the memory of that day makes me smile – and wish to turn back time!!! 😀 **

A rainy day in Stellenbosch (& an expensive steak) – Part.7

On this day we did not have anything specific planned… And thank goodness for that!!! 😀 When we woke up it was cloudy cloudy cloudy!!!! We decided that to visit the winery that we are staying on!!! 🙂 Stark-Conde has exquisite wines… a well known fact!!! 😀

Our short-cut from our home to Stark-Conde
A stunning back road through the forest…

 Yes…. it started raining lightly while we were on our way there… 🙂 it is not a long walk… probably only a mere 200m or so… but at least we were under a thick green blanket of trees!!! 😉 **

What greeted us once we emerged from under the trees!!!

It was beautiful!!! The mountains (or a least, what was visible of the mountains 😉 ), the little dam, the lovely view, the gravel walkway, the green….. we were in awe!!! 😀

Water lilies in the dam…

 Quite a few photo scenes presented itself!!! It was a gorgeous location!!! 🙂

Looking back at the hidden mountains!!!
Crossing paths with a boat!!!
The roofs & weather made this feel like somewhere in Asia!!!

This was the roofs of the wine-tasting location… seeing that we haven’t had anything to eat yet, we decided that wine-tasting was not what one of us wanted to do… 🙂 Instead we headed up towards the restaurant & shop areas… Finding the perfect spot (for the perfect setting) we ordered our breakfast/lunch… peach crumble & baked cheesecake!!! Yummy yum-yum-yum!!!! 🙂 I know, not exactly healthy… but oh so delicious it was!!!! 😀

Our breakfast/lunch!!!
The 3 pine trees on the hill behind this beautiful farm!!!

We walked back home (not the short-cut) 😉 and about 2minutes into our walk it started pouring!!!! At least we had an umbrella…. but it was a super small one…. my legs got wet wet wet… & so did our clothes!!! But it was fun – can’t remember when last I walked in the rain!!! & it was so beautiful, the me & he-who-thinks-he’s-boss (HWTHB) 😀 savoured every moment!!! It was an unforgettable experience!!! 😀

That evening we went to a highly recommended restaurant that apparently serves the best steak in the country!!! Coming from a culture that eats a lot of meat, we really do appreciate a good piece of steak!!! 😀 We ate the “best steak in the country”… Paid the enormous price for it…. (& I mean enormous!!!)… & decided that the steak we prepare at home is way better!!!! (& I mean way much better!!!!) 😀

Best steak restaurant – Hasser’s Grill

At least it was a restaurant with a very nice feel to it…. very classy!!!! We headed home for the rest of the rainy evening!!! It was a gorgeous day!!!! Very enjoyable!!! & super relaxing!!! Just what we needed!!! 😀 **

First Summer Rains!!!

Today… today it was officially summer!! Why today? you may ask… Answers quite easy – – – it poured with rain for a long enough time to be classified as our trademark summer rain!!! Yay!! I am super happy… LOVE rainy weather!!! 😀 Bring on the summer!! 🙂 **

Celebrating by posting a beautiful s-u-m-m-e-r flower 😉 !!!

I hope you like it!! & that you had a great day!! 🙂 **