Monday, July 19, 2010
So this past weekend hubby and I had friends of ours look after our kids and we went away for the Friday and Saturday to a town about 45 minutes drive from us, called Franschhoek. I've posted about this place a few times in the past. I love it, it is gorgeous. Surrounded by mountain peaks, vineyards, streams, rivers, ponds, horses, country roads and a distinct French heritage and influence. The houses are very French inspired and they really live up to their cultural heritage in their food too! We got there at 2:30pm and went to get the key for the cottage we were to be staying in and then headed into town for lunch.
the view from the patio
the view from the patio looking left
upstairs from the loft, the skylight
the view out of the skylight.
the fire place in the lounge
the loft bedroom
where we ate lunch
We walked around and looked in the all the cute shops
some ware from a shop
far too many nice things...
And of course you cannot go to Franschhoek without going to the Huguenot Fine Chocolate shop!
They have the most divine chocolates!
We got a few...the best one I thought was the chilli chocolate, a nice spicy bite!!
It was Bastille weekend, so lot's of activities going on.
Taking a drive around we found that the orchards are starting to bloom, which is quite early for this time of year. They normally start mid August and 1st September is our official start of Spring.
We went out to eat Friday night there at the Grill Room, such amazing service, so fast. The food divine! We were in and out within an hour!
The next day we had breakfast next to the river outside, a beautiful day. And drove around the country roads and enjoyed the amazing views and scenery before heading back! Such a peaceful, lovely time.
This is my hubby!
He took this one of me.
and this one too.
The sunset through olive leaves.
Before I go, I was very happy to see I won The cream in our coffee badge for playing at the play date cafe last week for This card.
Anyway, have a great week!! I will definitely be back during the course of the week with more cards, and other things!