Yes, I am warning you now this is going to be one of those blog posts that you might want to stop reading now as its going to be holiday, holiday, holiday, grand children, grand children, grand children.
We arrived in South Africa after a fairly uncomfortable journey. Nothing to do with the airline (they were great) but I was not very well, and quite a lot of the time the seat belt sign was on, so no escaping to the loo’s......but once down on the ground, Doctor visited, and grandchildren to make us smile - soon all was well.
We collected the children from school most days, and I just have to show you the school play area’s.
|This area is for the 4 -6 year olds|
|Nothing quite like a rope swing|
|hanging in the monkey bars...|
|No safety nets here....and definitely the Health and Safety non existent|
A lot was planned for our first week, the Science Centre is just up the road and a wonderful place for the children to play and learn.
Murray and Roberts, one of the big building contractors in South Africa, donated this building site for the children to play in, and the kids never forget to put on their hi-vis vests before beginning their "building".
|bricks on the conveyor belt|
|now taking them up to the first level... its going to be a high-rise building!|
|Computers for the kids to play on|
Fun in the garden in the secret ‘hidey hole’ complete with play camping stove.
|Make the most of it Little Miss I, the trees are going to be removed soon.|
|Mum could not resist buying these 'retro' Pink Flamingoes|
A date with the ‘wheel’ at the Waterfront in Cape Town, something we did last year but the children enjoyed it so much it was ‘on the list’ for this years visit.
|Not quite as big as the London Eye, but each pod is very personal|
|There always has to be the odd tourist that gets in the photo....Derrrr!!!|
|Traditional Wellie Boot dancing in the Waterfront|
Of course the swimming pool at Sea Point was a must especially as the temperature was 31 deg in the shade.
|Lions Head (Mountain) in the background|
|Few swimming strokes|
|Hats made especially for swimming in and always worn|
|Fun with Mum|
We also had some special times one to one with the children, cuddles with ‘Gaga’ (Mr D) while working on the 'Sticker book' and sewing time for Little Miss I
|Just love those books|
|So much fun|
|Good job the machine came with a 'quick unpick'|
We also were treated to 'high tea' at the Mount Nelson Hotel
http://www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/afternoon_tea.jsp for my birthday treat. We have been before, so its nice for us to look back at the photos of the children.
|I can't quite manage the little finger thing!!!|
This photo was taken in 2010
|Such a cutie|
|Oh my....look how you have grown.|
We did take some time out for ourselves, and decided to hire bikes and cycle along the seafront of Sea Point. The bikes were a little different from ours at home, they had no gears and no brakes........we didn't need the gears as we were on the flat, and to brake you had to peddle backwards...this took a bit of getting use to!
Yes, I miss those cycle rides, well who wouldn't when you have blue skies and sunshine.
|Can you see the shape of the tree just to the left of Mr D just shows how strong the wind can be.|
|Heading towards Granger Bay.|
Next stop Durban. x x