Charlie's Bird

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

Weekend games

…what fun we had this weekend! It’s been a while since I had such a busy weekend, but we thoroughly enjoyed every moment!

Friday night we had some of the medical crew over for dinner – we started with a delicious roasted pumpkin, onion marmalade (homemade) and cream cheese phyllo pastry pie; mains was curry dusted hake, served with exotic mushrooms, confit garlic (yum!) and beurre blanc sauce (double yum!), this was followed a Passion fruit Mess (eton style) which was totally decadent. We drank some flipping delicious wine, ending our meal with cheese and Fleur de Cap Noble Late Harvest which was a highlight – seriously delicious! Sorry that I didn’t take pictures to share – I impressed myself; bearing in mind I only started prep at 17h30, with guests arriving at 19h00!

Saturdfay morning both Charlie and I were up for a trail run – I did 15km, he did 5km. It was the annual milk run through one of the dairy farms in one of our little seaside villages. It demonstrated to me though, quite how tough last week’s run was, because despite a beach section, some dune climbing, lots of hills and that damn blister, I managed it in 100 minutes, which was significantly faster than last weeks. I was also the 9th lady home (I suspect the field was really small!) so I got a medal and everything! Being a milk run, we also got a litre of the creamiest most delicious fresh milk – so delicious!

I spend the rest of the day finishing off some biscuits for my cousin’s little boy’s party today, and making Thandi’s costume for the party – it was a Toy story theme, and we just had to go as Jessie! And then it was time to head to a friend and her husband’s combined 40th birthday party! The theme was Casino Royale, and we had to come dressed to kill! Everybody made a great effort, and it really was a festive evening – from the venue, to the food to the dancing (oh, the dancing!) everything worked so well, and we had a blast! This morning, my ‘dancing muscle’ was very tender…

However, a myprodol, and a ‘hot chick’ breakfast (fried egg and peri peri chicken livers) at a local farm stall we were back in tip top form. Then we headed off to Cousin Jared’s party, and the girl had the time of her life! She partied up about as big a storm as we had the night before! And didn’t she look supercute?


The rest of the day was spent in recovery – boerie rolls at friends for lunch (thank you for feeding me!!!) and then a killer nap!

And now it’s Monday, I’ve had a good rest, a great run this morning, and I hope I’m ready for this day!





  runnermum wrote @

Just reading this makes me tired! Have a good week!

  Alexandra wrote @

I just have to ask – how on earth you produce a gourmet three course meal in 90 minutes???

  charliesbird wrote @

Hehe! A lot of it was prepared as we went along – Starter got prepared and popped into the oven when everyone arrived, sauce and mushrooms prepared before, and fish grilled when we were ready for mains, and eton mess whipped up as we were chatting! Fortunately I have forgiving friends!

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