Visiting Home

_DSF7569There is no place like home, something that we rediscovered recently when going back to Cape Town for a visit after living in the Middle East for the past year and a half.

After weeks of excited anticipation, the day finally arrived and we hit the Fairest Cape like a storm, ready for anything and everything!

We wined and dined, visited friends and family, took drives out into the country, visited wine farms – we just could not get enough 🙂

We definitely enjoyed seeing greenery and had the most beautiful weather in which to do so.

 

 

Table Mountain forms the background to some bright yellow Canola.

Table Mountain forms the background to some bright yellow Canola.

 

Beautiful Hout Bay.

Beautiful Hout Bay.

 

The Twelve Apostles.

The Twelve Apostles.

 

More Canola fields in the Overberg area.

More Canola fields in the Overberg area.

 

Jaunine sampling some of the early spring blossoms out in the Elgin valley.

Jaunine sampling some of the early spring blossoms out in the Elgin valley.

 

Being true Capetonians and very much loving the winelands of the Western Cape it did not take us long to visit some of the wine farms to sample some of the best on offer!

 

Some fine bubbles!

Some fine bubbles!

 

Magnificent Rosé

Magnificent Rosé

 

Exquisite food.

Exquisite food.

 

Riana, bubbly lover of note!

Riana, bubbly lover of note!

 

Tasting wine under this lovely oak tree at Villiera is always a pleasure.

Tasting wine under this lovely oak tree at Villiera is always a pleasure.

 

Jovial atmosphere at Simonsig, a well-known wine farm in the Stellenbosch area.

Jovial atmosphere at Simonsig, a well-known wine farm in the Stellenbosch area.

 

Rosé

Rosé

 

We were given a brief tour of the wine cellar Charles Fox, producer of some stunning sparkling wine.

We were given a brief tour of the wine cellar Charles Fox, producer of some stunning sparkling wine.

 

The beautiful tasting room at Le Lude in Franschoek.

The beautiful tasting room at Le Lude in Franschoek.

 

It was great to visit all the people we love and missed while abroad, and time flew far to quick.

 

Stefaans preparing the best steak around in his braai (barbeque) at home. We got spoiled rotten!

Stefaans preparing the best steak around in his braai (barbeque) at home. We got spoiled rotten!

 

Playing games kept us busy on many a night. Here Riana is contemplating extending the tower of blocks while a very amused ian is watching from the background.

Playing games kept us busy on many a night. Here Riana is contemplating extending the tower of blocks while a very amused Ian is watching from the background.

 

 

Our game of Scrabble often got interrupted by some debating :-)

Our game of Scrabble often got interrupted by some debating 🙂

 

Jaunine checking out the train tracks at Oak Valley.

Jaunine checking out the train tracks at Oak Valley.

 

Another visit at our favourite pizza joint.

Another visit at our favourite pizza joint.

 

In between all the fun we were having I also had some time for some architectural photography :

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

 

View of living area through the kitchen window.

View of living area through the kitchen window.

 

As was to be expected, our time drew to a close far too quickly, and we had to start packing to come back.

Jaunine came back a week earlier than me, which gave me some time to do some last minute things, such as watching friend Pierre extending his already impressive collection of aircraft models, and playing with a brand-new and yet-to-be-released camera!

 

Pierre flying his beautiful Piper Cub.

Pierre flying his beautiful Piper Cub. This image was shot on a pre-production Fujifilm X-T2 that I was testing.

 

The pre-production Fujifilm X-T2 camera that I was privileged to test for a couple of days - thanks to Cameraworld of Bellville and Fujifilm South Africa.

The all-new and soon to be released pre-production Fujifilm X-T2 camera that I was privileged to test for a couple of days – thanks to Cameraworld of Bellville and Fujifilm South Africa.

 

A big Thank You to each and everyone that made our visit home such fun and so memorable!

We really appreciate it.

 

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