Monday, August 26, 2013

Crazy Birthday

The craziest part is turning 55... wtf, where have all the years gone?!!
My birthday started off with a 4.15am wake-up to get to Westville by 5 and in the air with Louis in his Savannah at Cato Ridge by 6. The idea was to fly to Johannesburg to deliver his plane to his buyer, pick up my plane at The Airplane Factory and fly back together in my plane in time for a family birthday dinner. 
The dinner happened on Sunday night instead and the luncheon with my mom and our aunts and couzins went ahead without me.



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Best sunrises

There is something glorious living near the sea.. just to see the magnificent sunrises over the Indian Ocean as well as incredible moon rises at full moon.

Sunrise captured from my bedroom

East London

I did a quick jaunt to East London this week with my mate Louis to have his plane fixed at the factory there. It was also a chance to land at my favourite landing strip at Port St Johns, do a low fly-past of the hole-in-the-wall along the Wild Coast and also visit my mates grave-site in East London's West Bank cemetery.. prime spot on the top of the hill where the lighthouse casts an eerie torch over the tombstones.

Family Dinner

Llewellyn's Dad and Karen were over from the States, so it's about the only time I get to make bread-and-butter pudding so we all tucked in..

Friday, August 9, 2013

Good Food and Wine

We enjoy the annual Good Food and Wine Show and Llewellyn, Kate-Lynn and I sampled the wines and snacks last night. Yummy!

The Protea is South Africa's National Flower and this one from the Show last night is a beaut.. you can see why it's our favourite.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Llewellyn's birthday - 43!!

It's a giraffe cake!! Well done Liesl. And congrats to Llewellyn on his 43rd birthday. We also did a night flight to Margate for dinner which was awesome.

Birthday flight to Margate for dinner