Yes, you read right…2nd!! 2 July 2008, I had a bone marrow transplant, so technically I am two years old! ha ha! To celebrate my rebirth, J took me away to our favourite place, Greyton. This is the place we can see ourselves growing old. We stayed at Barnards. Sneaky J organised Champagne and a mini birthday cake to be sent to our room, aahhhh!
Off we went for dinner downstairs next to a roaring fireplace, so warm and cozy! I was cold and hungry so I had lipsmacking ribs and full on handcut chips! J had an amazing steak. Very simple menu, but what they offer is good. I would’ve enjoyed a choice of starters though. So we made a toast, for my mini Bday and for the launch of CRUSH online magazine. Go check it out http://www.crushmagonline.com/ . We had alot to be excited and grateful for this weekend!
In the morning we were served a sit down brekkie and then walked to the Saturday market. We left with bags of pastries and cheese! We pretty much ate and drank all weekend visiting Vanilla Cafe(cutesie cute!), Oak and Vine and Via’s. And of course made time to watch the Germany and Argentina game at Barnards pub! Lots of beer and snack baskets consumed. Well done Germany. We had another toast for Germany – we support them because my bone marrow was donated from a guy in Germany…and the fact that they play so damn well!!!
For dinner we tried Savannah Restuarant in the Post House. I just adore this place. Wooden floors, fireplace, friendly and efficient staff. Also simple menu, but great fresh flavours. Lots of wine consumed. No space for dessert. Went back to our room and munched on our stash of bikkies from the market. I read my book in bed and J listened to his I-pod. Bliss! I just love quiet time. Especially when you can have quiet time with your other half and feel no need to talk, but just BE!
Another BIG Brekkie on Sunday morning, packed and took a slow scenic drive home.(I just want to add that the staff at Barnards were extremely friendly and accomodating. We will be back there next time!) We stopped at every farmstall on the way back, one I must mention is, Dassiesfontein. This place is food stylist’s dream come true, old school kitchen ware, enamel dishes, antiques and bits and bobs. Also a lovely buzzing restuarant.
So here’s to new beginnings, a new week, another year of being in remission, being married to a wonderful man, being part of a new and exciting online magazine(Thank you for believing in me Michael!) and many more years of blogging!
Although we loved our US time, we really missed our little sons(Charlie and Fred), and were happy to be home again!
Will blog about some food soon!
See some of my yummy Monday to Sunday recipes in CRUSH! http://www.crushmagonline.com/
Happy Monday all!
Luv from a very inspired and grateful Carey