I’m holidaying in SA.

I have been in SA for the last two weeks, which will explain my silence. I’ll make up for it when back home. I’ll still be here for another week before we turn back for home in France.

Some scenes from around us here under the Southern skies in Stellenbosch :

The Atlantic is cold, but simply beautiful…


The baboons welcome us around every bend…


Breakfast by the sea tastes different…


Proteas, our national flower, growing in abundance on the mountainslopes…


Eating is the most popular pastime, with Calamari followed by soft serve ice cream, and bobotie followed by homebaked South African delicasies, and seafoodsoups followed by long walks by the sea…and…and…




We taste the sun, the salty sprays of the seas, we hear the cry of the gulls,  we pick up shells and turn them into memories, our heads spin from the Merlots and Cabernets, we drown ourselves in the magic of the breath taking sunsets and revel in the beauty of the mountains. We laugh with our friends and family. We sail on the blue waters with billowing sails…

The sun makes room for the the moon far too soon, but we don’t think about time, we just live each glorious day to the full, filled with gratitude and appreciation and a healthy zest for livin……life is good.



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16 responses

  1. Wow! Looks beautiful! Hope you are enjoying yourself!

    24/02/2008 at 21:13

  2. These photos are beautiful!!

    25/02/2008 at 02:50

  3. Ann

    It’s so nice to imagine you in the these photos. Thanks for letting us know… I was wondering. :-)

    Have a wonderful rest of your vacation!

    25/02/2008 at 12:25

  4. Absolutely glorious photos! I’m simply taken with them. Have a splendid time, and when you return please drop by my blog to pick up an award:


    25/02/2008 at 13:05

  5. oh such amazing photos again :-) have fun ronell we miss you.. btw, i’ll be in vacation too next week

    25/02/2008 at 16:23

  6. hi! i was just browsing and came across your website – great recipes! and looks like you’re from SA, as am i.
    hope your vacation home was great! :)

    26/02/2008 at 22:18

  7. Sounds like a fabulous trip. Thanks for sharing those stunning photos. I would love to visit there one day…

    27/02/2008 at 17:40

  8. WOW….beautiful pics, Ronell! Enjoy the rest of your vacation ~

    28/02/2008 at 12:05

  9. Sounds like you are having a blast! Thanks for the photos!

    01/03/2008 at 21:07

  10. Hey – we should have co-ordinated our diaries better – I just got back from SA (and Cape Town) on Monday morning! Glad to hear you are having as much of a glorious time as I did and enjoying the STUNNING weather :)

    05/03/2008 at 15:55

  11. Hi there my name is Jeena and I have started a food recipe forum that I thought you would like to join here Click here for food recipe forum

    I would love to see you on there to chat about food and cooking you can talk about anything you like and start your very own topics. :-)
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    Hope to see you soon


    Jeena x

    06/03/2008 at 23:38

  12. You take the best photos. I can feel the sun and taste the sea salt through them. Happy holidays.

    08/03/2008 at 08:14

  13. So pretty! There is nothing like Stellenbosch to take your breath away.

    12/03/2008 at 21:18

  14. Mmm – can just smell that sea air… makes me want to go back to the beautiful Cape immediately. And get hold of some calamari!

    18/03/2008 at 10:28

  15. Hi Ronell – just checking to see if you are back :)

    22/03/2008 at 18:33

  16. Sorry I missed you here in sunny SA. I live here in CT. Lovely blog. My first visit and I will be back.

    28/03/2008 at 14:06


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