Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

Continuing celebrations

…what fun we had this weekend! After a rather frantic friday finalising goodie bags et al, we headed off to Mpotshane Private Game Lodge in the fair Eastern Cape, We arrived in glorious sunshine to a well kept lodge, on the edge of a krans, with the sound of running water far below us – kestrals, hornbills and a small hawk lazily surfing the thermals… wowee! The rooms were beautiful, neat and spotlessly clean, I popped a goodie bag in each one, and we waited for our guests to arrive. After everyone arrived, we settled down for some introductions and casual chatter. As the afternoon cooled down, we headed off for a game drive – sadly, there had been a hunt on the farm earlier in the day, and the animals were a bit spooked, but we did spot some impala and blesbok. And as for the bird life – if you’re a twitterer, it was a treat. The game drive took us down to the mighty Kei river, watching the sun go down – golden rays highlighting the water – just stunning! Then it was back to the lodge for a drink and supper. We started with Butternut and gooseberry broth – delicious as always; then followed with a venison roast with all the trimmings – gorgeous and tender too! Pudding was a malva pud and custard, yummy, and we finished the evening with coffee and my (modified) black forest cake, which seemed to turn out very well! Then the ‘geselsie vuur’ burned bright, and long into the night the wine, whisky and conversation flowed… Sunday dawned clear and crisp, and after a traditional english brekkie, we baked in the sun like dassies, before slowly making our way home. What a wonderful weekend! If this is what turning 40 is all about, I might even look forward to it! Happy Birthday Charlie!

Some photos from our lovely weekend….

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  charlie wrote @

Thanks my Love , i truly am spoiled ! keep up the good work đŸ˜‰
What a fantastic way to celebrate life …… xoxoxoxox

  MJ wrote @

Photos look divine – glad you had fun. xxx

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