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Monday, June 21, 2010

HOLIDAY!!

I started this post completely different, (a few times) it is always hard to write about my own life, but here goes, short and sweet, we took a short, much needed holiday. Drove down the coast some 300 kilos towards Cape Town. It rained all the way there, and no, I am not complaining, I love rain, even when on holiday.

I took a few pics and thought it wise to share with you.
On the way we had to pass through a lovely little town called Knysna. It is best known for "The Heads," the entrance to the Knysna lagoon.

This is what it looks like from a viewpoint just above it. We fortunately had a few moments of just a light drizzle to admire the view. It is breathtakingly beautiful and the photograph cannot begin to bring you the whole picture, you have to be there, hear the birds and the surf and smell the clean, salt air.



This is the Knysna lagoon on the other side.



Rain could not keep us from enjoying the view. At that stage it was just a soft drizzle. Yolande, Amore and Jesse braving the cold and wet weather. It didn't seem to bother Jesse as much as it did mom and daughter.



Stunning view from here.



Had enough cold now, cannot wait to get back in the car.



Because of the soccer in South Africa, George, which is normally a very quiet holiday town, was buzzing with people and air transport. This helicopter took off close to a large shopping center, and both Jesse and I had a blast watching. He is as crazy about anything with wings as I am. He was only a few months old when he had his first experience in a DC9 airplane.



This is where we stayed, the name of the place is Boscia, it is a small farm few kilo's out of George, quiet and peaceful farm atmosphere.



The view from the front door. I cannot tell you how great it was to wake up to farm noises, no cars racing past, no screeching tires no horns blowing. Just birds, horses and donkeys. And yes, I am a morning person, and I especially love horses and birds.



When Bartholomeo Diaz set foot in South Africa in the 15th century, he was sailing this tiny little boat they called a Caravel. This is a replica of the little boat. It seems like a miracle, sailing all the way from Portugal, right down the African continent, past the Cape of storms, and into Mosselbay, in a tiny boat the size of this one.. (I do apologize for the poor lighting and the wrong date on some of the pics, I couldn't edit it out without loosing half the pic, I have now subsequently removed that annoying feature.)



Yolande and Jesse, don't know what it was that amused Jesse, but it obviously got his full attention. Amore was not with us, she was playing in a school squash tournament, the main reason for your trip.



This is what Mosselbay looks like, quite a beautiful view.



The Eastern Province under 11 squash teams, not sure how many teams there were but there are 4 players in each team.

Amore won all her matches, so needless to say, we're very proud of her. She definitely inherited her mother's ball skills and has the potential to become a great player. Her mom plays a mean game of squash.



I guess that is my story, back to the salt mines and earning a living.
Have a lovely week.

28 comments:

Nuheila said...

Looks so beautiful there.I'm glad you had a great holiday.Thanks for sharing it with us.




Nuheila

The Evil Shoe Fairy said...

I'm glad you had a good time and that Amore won all her matches.

And once again, rooster are only good for making Coq au Vin. ;)

janettaylor said...

I'm glad you had a great Holiday,Colin! :)

Ferferi said...

Thanks for sharing this, looks like a perfect holiday! And your beautiful wife sure were them heels everywhere, love it!

NAUGHTY WEB said...

90 degrees here in Boston!

Nishant said...

Looks so beautiful there.I'm glad you had a great holiday.
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Tayebug said...

Congratulation to Amore for her wins! The pictures are beautiful and I would love to wake up to that view! I'm a morning person too.

moabhw said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday. The pictures and the story you painted really drew me in. You really have a beautiful family.

I laughed when I saw your wife's heels. I have to admit, I would have been in my Ked's or sandals.

Great post!

stilettolover91 said...

Beautiful photos!

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Looks like you and your family are having a lovely time despite rainy weather =)
I realized I had an email saved with my blog that I no longer check. I checked today and got your email from a while back! So I wasn't intentionally snubbing you; just user error when setting up my profile =)

Pedro Garcia Millan said...

YOU HAVE A GREAT BLOG & GOOD LOOKING FAMILY AS WELL!!

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These people, and there’s obviously more of them (Cheney, Rumsfeld etc.) than the ones mentioned, control KEY positions not just in government, business, society etc. They are GRADUALLY erroding MORAL/FAMILY VALUES in society. SO gradual that it's like hairloss! You see it ever so slowly and you have to be a keen eye to boot!

For example, women in the workforce...they go to work so WHO takes care of the kids? Some goofs getting minimum wage who could care less about those kids. Family split apart because NOW both parents work and the cost of life itself purposely increased to perpetuate this separation. Kids grow up with NO moral/family values. Repeat this a few generations and before you know it, you have mindless zombies that don't know RIGHT from WRONG! Easily programmable to get in debt, be anti-christ-like etc.

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I can go on for days & days as to the subtleties and more examples but i think you all SEE the points i make here. It's all SUBTLE and GRADUAL negative changes day in & day out that these M.A.D. demons (because they are demonic and have placed their trust in demons in exchange for their souls and material possessions here on earth) are passing into laws in Canada, USA, UK, SPAIN, FRANCE etc.

MissNeira said...

Have fun my dear!


xoxo
Miss Neira

beingdena said...

I love these photos. makes me want to come to SA more than ever. amazing views...

Jesse has grown so much and your girls look amazing. Your wife is such a family woman, love it and the best part she does it all wearing heals - makes her super woman in my book.

Hope you are well, thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Dena x

FashionJazz said...

Hi Colin, I love seeing pictures of your family, they are all so gorgeous : ) The pictures are stunning too, I have been there to the look out point, in fact it was this time last year( before I started my blog) and so beautiful there!
Hope you have a lovely week, thank you for your kind words, I am doing much better thanks xx

Leslee said...

wow, beatiful shots. I've been hiking which is nothing close to this but it's a sublime view.

Noble Beeyotch said...

You must be having so much fun now that the World Cup's in full force! Did you meet any hot footballer just strolling down the street?

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Dorothy L said...

Wow Collin...you need to go on more vacations...it looked as though your family really benefited from some time out from the busy schedule.
Your photos definitely gave us an awesome peak at your little private getaway.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Keith said...

Great photos. It looks amazing there. I bet it was a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing those with us.

KIRAFASHION said...

Hello my sweet friend Colin!
Such a gift this post! I am more and more in love about South Africa among the matches, I am taking the opportunity to know more about this great country that I will discover and visit so soon!

Your wife is such a bless, so beautiful woman, your baby boy is also so cute...you have a fab. family!

mY love for all of you,

Kira

Vic said...

oooooooohhhhhhh...this is so amazing...thanks for sharing...of course lovely views and even lovelier family;) xoxoxo

The Seeker said...

Sounds you had some really nice and relaxed holidays, how great!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us!
Hope you'll have a fantastic weekend

xoxo

MINAKICHU said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my site and for the lovely comments. My fiancé is like you too, very critical and fussy about how women are supposed to look. I find it so amusing and at the same time I agree with you guy's point of view. I enjoyed reading your posts and you have a beautiful family and SEXY wife! Cheers!:-)

Lannie said...

very nice pictures! looks like you had a lot of fun. your family looks lovely.

thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment!

xoxo.

MT Days & Nights said...

wow those pictures of the coastline are beautiful. would love to go there someday!

Veronica Anita said...

wow, the place is so marvelous, the pictures are awesome
hope you had a great holiday! :)

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Fé... said...

Nice story, I had a lovely time.

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