Friday, July 4, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Holiday Week

What a lovely week indulging in the pleasure of school holidays! Time to just shake off all the stress of term time, enjoy each day without the pressure of completing assignments or tests or getting to a class on time.Time for friends, time for extra rest, time for reading and watching series till late at night. It has been wonderful!

Zak and Keren have spent much of the week at church, preparing for the upcoming holiday club. It's meant early morning starts with packed lunches and a day full of work and friends. Keren is part of the core team and has spent hours preparing for the two fun filled weeks ahead. 

Zak is part of the "vibe team". They are the MC's. I had a good giggle when I saw him dressed up with his dreads! The theme for the holiday club is "The Croods".

On Monday evening Keren and I went to the movies.

Gosh, what a beautifully, sad movie. We cried so much but it was wonderful anyway. I would love to watch it again just to take it all in again.

Early on Tuesday morning we braved the cold and took advantage of Kirstenbosch's birthday celebrations which meant free entry for SA citizens to the botanical gardens. We made our way through the gardens to find the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway, the Boomslang (Afrikaans for tree snake).
It did not disappoint. 

It was wonderful to walk through the tree tops, 11.5m above ground level and take in the magnificent views of the mountains, though cloud covered, and the city sprawling in the distance. 

At first the kids were somewhat taken aback by the gentle movement of the walkway in the wind. 
Despite being a man made structure in the beautiful gardens, it is not an eyesore.

The forest floor below is lush and green. I am sure that in time, vines will make their way up the uprights and it will be even more beautiful. Well worth a visit if you haven't been yet. I am sure that it will be even more magnificent on a clear summer day or at sunrise. 
I treated the kids to milk shakes and enjoyed a steaming rooibos latte at the restaurant before we rushed off to get them to the church for their day of work.

On Wednesday a dear friend who I have not seen in a while treated me to breakfast. It was wonderful to catch up and we shared, laughed and cried our way through the morning (as only us girls can!) We forgot the time and chatted on way past the time she needed to leave. 
Zak enjoyed spending the day at a friend on Thursday, while Keren was working at the church. I spent the morning reading, a rare treat to have hours to do as I please. In the afternoon I enjoyed coffee and a catch up with our pastor's wife. Last night we stayed up till 1 in the morning watching Switched at Birth!
Today, the end of a lovely week, has been stormy and cold. Zak and I have spent the day relaxing, wrapped in blankets, catching up on sleep and reading. Tonight we will be celebrating our neighbor's birthday and snow is predicted on Table Mountain. That doesn't happen too often!

I hope you had a wonderful week too!
PS: Happy 4th of July to my American friends!

Weekly Wrap-Up


  1. Wow. My fear of heights would probably prevent me from enjoying the walk as much as you did, but goodness it would be tempting! Beautiful.

  2. Yes, so beautiful...look forward to another visit!


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