So Saturday was our anniversary, se7enteen years – I kid you not. Feels like yesterday and I don’t feel a day over se7enteen so how on earth this happened, I just don’t know. Anyhow we celebrated with a feast.
Thanks babe – for se7enteen great years, and a couple of kids and heaps of good memories…
Here’s a list from in the beginning:
- I brought Dr Suess and he brought Theology. Together we have a library.
- I brought a bike and he brought a car. Together we have an old rusty Kombi.
- I brought crayola and he brought computers. Together we have a bunch of artists.
- I brought a gym regime and he brought relaxation. Together we have Saturday ambles and Sunday naps.
- I brought chocolate and he brought steak. Together we have some great feasts.
- I brought a bench and he brought a bookshelf. Together we have a home.
- I brought myself and he brought himself. And together we have a great team. All ten of us, not forgetting the one under the table.
So I have blogged about our wedding before and I have blogged about our reception… So I thought I would show you a couple of things about our honeymoon… Just excuse the ancient photographs, they are taken from our ancient album.
- I took nothing, seriously I forgot to pack A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G, all my attention was focused getting to the wedding on time… and I didn’t manage that either… the beginning of the end, what can I say!!!
- We went to Knysna, a stunningly beautiful town along the Garden Route, with about a million things to do. We went for drives through the forests, we went for walks on the beach, we ate out in restaurants and we window shopped, we ambled through markets. Really Knysna is a bit of paradise on earth and we left earlier than we intended because we wanted to dash back and get settled in our new home!!! Now I know that was madness but then I thought we would be back from time to time!!!
- We visited Goukamma Nature Reserve for the day and it cost us both R4.00 (50 US cents)!!! Beautiful flowing river, perfect place for kids!!!.
- We stayed in a fabulous spot, Under Milkwood, a handful of log cabins overlooking the Knysna lagoon. Stunning views and a private beach. No one else was there, it was off-season. From the little beach you could walk across the lagoon at low tide and explore things.
- And it was luxurious, apart from crispy white linen and fresh scrunchy towels, there was a heated towel rail and we thought we had quite arrived!!! The cooking equipment was divine – le creuset pots throughout. I spent a lot of time cooking just because of them. A lot of time!!! My poor husband had a bit of an awakening to my mass catering skills, who knew I would be cooking thirty meals a day, everyday!!!
- I have often thought of going back, but just discovered our entire weeks stay cost less than one night would today!!! Also, much as we would like a tumble of kids on a mattress on the floor I don’t think they would go for that, in their four person cabins, well maybe not so well!!! A blogger at heart I kept the receipts, knowing we would look back and laugh, only I had no idea how loud we would laugh. What I can say is we had a totally brilliant stay there and if you are just two or four of you and you had a great tax-return then that would be my destination of choice!!!
- Meanwhile if I had to go back for a visit to Knysna there are so many things I would take my kids to see… Elephants; the father person (NOT ME) could take the big kids on a canopy tour; and we missed a trip to Featherbed Reserve because it was really raining the day of our trip… I could go on, but I will leave you to follow the links and drool over a virtual holiday yourselves!!!
That’s us… Have a good day!!!