Charlie's Bird

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

Wonderful weekend

…what a wonderful long weekend this was! I took the time off, made the most of it, slept and rested and ate and ran (a bit). It was good!

On Thursday morning we packed up and headed out to the beach house. we quickly unpacked the cold stuff and headed off to friends at a village nearby. The girls went for a trot while the boys watched children and dogs, and then after a beer and a shower, we had a great relaxed and lazy braai. Thandi decided that she has some new best friends too, after being completely enamoured with some of the older children she was hanging with. So cheers to Alyx and Marley who kept her entertained the whole afternoon! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on a perfect South African winter’s day…

Friday became a day of chores, when we arrived back at the beach house on Thursday evening we discovered that we had no hot water, so we had to get our tame and friendly electrician out to sort the blown element out on Friday morning. I had an appointment in town quite early, so I headed off, had a hot shower at home and headed off to our local Bowen therapy practitioner.  My hip and leg are still not better, despite conventional physio, rest and some exercises from the biokinetesist, so this was the next step to take. She reckons it’s some kind of an old injury, and will need a few sessions to see a difference, so here goes nothing. While in town, we ran some chores, got a round of Adventure Golf (modern day putt-putt) and then it was back to the sea for a glorious sunset walk on the beach…

Friday night we went to one of the neighbouring villages, had a great dinner with friends, and got to listen to some good live music – always a treat in our neck of the woods. It was another spectacular evening, with the kids all dozing off, and us enjoying a more grown up evening…

It was also really nice to solidify some friendships – people who you have touched base with on the odd occasion through your lives, and now becoming very special people to us – both Charlie and I have enjoyed that chance. Thanks BC and MC!

Saturday and Sunday were a lot quieter – we walked a parkrun – correct that endured a parkrun with our moany pants, and then retreated for a day of walking on the beach, snoozing and chilling… We watched the rugby with half an eye, enjoyed a nice family dinner, and then an early night all round. Sunday was another spectacular day weather wise, and a walk on the beach was a must. My parents joined us for a celebratory Father’s Day braai- another good day!

Here is to another good week!



  halberts2014 wrote @

Sounds fab, nice an relaxing, just what you needed

  the aunty formerly known as donzil wrote @

Moany Pants, whatEVA! She looked super happy to be dragged on a marathon jog in the photos!

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