Last week Fysh and I packed up our little car and headed off towards Citrusdal for a week of relaxation, hot pools, waterfalls and big green trees at The Baths. Despite it being cut a day short due to the tent we borrowed not being 100% rain proof we had such an absolutely amazing time. I need a better work than amazing because it just isn't enough. We arrived the Sunday and I somehow managed to set up the giant 5 man tent and stoep thing all on my...

I am not really a beach person. I am more a river in a forest sort of person mainly because the forest is pretty and green and has shade which means I can hide from the sun that my body is allergic to. I do love the beach but the sand gets everywhere and the sun...

Today The Person got a bee in his bonnet and decided we should take a drive out to Darling to see the flowers. My mom and Fysh went last week and the photos were amazing so we thought why not. I really wanted to show him the weskus sneeu that blankets the fields up that side this time of year (it's a wild white flower that grows like a ground cover, usually it makes it look like it's snowed). Fysh didn't want to go again so dropped him...

So as a local earning local monies we don't go up the mountain really often because let's face it, most of the fun things like that are aimed at the tourists and the dollars and euros that they bring with them and hiking up there in my severely unfit state would probably require me being airlifted out of the gorge. BUT! The great thing is that Table Mountain has brought back #KidzSeason! Which means that until 30 September when one adult buys a ticket two kids get to ride...

I'm going to condense the last 5/6 days for you mainly cause I still don't have wifi at home and am blogging from my temperamental phone. I'll highlight the fun bits in separate posts. Sunday we left Southern Comfort with the intentions of heading back to warmwaterberg spa as a lay over so we could be home early Monday. Well it turns out our car had other plans and was done with the roadtrip so when we stopped in Sedgefield for some mothersday cake, snacks and cool drink it...

Southern Comfort Horse Ranch is in the middle of the forest in Haakenberg (just outside Knysna) and it’s as horsey as you’re going to get. A family run and maintained farm with the chattiest tannie and her daughter taking bookings. If you don’t like flies or the smell of farm or a communal kitchen with gas stoves then this isn’t the place for you, BUT if you don’t mind handmade bedspreads, old fashioned pots and pans and you’re keen on bottle feeding baby lambs, meeting some seriously friendly...

We packed up our goods and headed out at check out instead of staying an extra day like we’d originally had planned because of course the forest was calling. Being on route 62 we decided we HAD to go to Ronnies Sex Shop seeing as it was only 2km away. Ronnies is one of those places that has been glamourised and made a necessity on a route 62 stop. HOWEVER… the great place people talk about isn’t what we found there. Instead we were greeted with 5 or 6...

It was dark when we arrived so I didn’t get to see too much but we checked into a wooden cabin with a bed that sounded like it had seen better days and needed a can of oil, had a proper Karoo dinner and a southern comfort and lime (apparently another clue) before the restaurant closed then headed to spend time in the warm pool which was absolute bliss after being on my butt for 4 hours (remind me how I survived working in an office again?!) The following...

A while back The Person decided that we need a holiday and that my birthday would be a great excuse to have one so he planned out a road trip with secret destinations while I arranged for mama to babysit the Fysh as my birthday gift. I hate driving, maybe it’s a roll over from when we used to have to drive from Lüderitz to Paternoster every holiday or something but I can’t say I’m a huge fan, though I do love road trips. So long as they’re the...

We missioned through to Rosebank which was a good 40 minute drive (and that for capetonions requires padkos hahaha) for a birthday party and The Person headed there from Stellenbosch. For a party that was an hour and a half long.  So here we are, in Rosebank, in 2 cars. May as well do something this side to make the trip out worth the while yeah? Well we were walking distance from the train station so decided to park the cars and go on an adventure.  Fysh adores the train,...