Simonstown, March 2007

I’m so full of snot today that I feel it may be a case of home-bathkids-dinner-bed. Thus, noting that blogging is not included in that plan, just before I instigate part one, a quota photo.

It was two years ago to the day that we packed the car and the 10½ month old boy and headed down to Simonstown for the weekend, staying in a house with an implausibly steep driveway and a seemingly infinite number of steps up to the front door.

The weekend was spent (as I remember), poking penguins and playing football on the beach. And drinking:


Yes, it was empty*

The rest of the flickr set is here.

I have just noticed that my plan for the evening also fails to mention any red wine. It would surely be foolish to miss out on the immune-boosting benefits of vitamin C that come as a helpful by-product of fermented grapes. Especially the rather decent (and rather local) Steenberg Merlot.

I shall be sorting that out with dinner, never fear.

* once he’d finished with it, it was, anyway.

  • Ahhh beach football with the son! Sounds fun.

    Yeah it would be a big shame to miss out on the vitamin c via the fermented grapes mate 😉

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  • po

    I love the look of leery satisfaction in his eyes. You have trained him well.

  • I’m a firm advocate of “start ’em young” – then they won’t go off on a bender when they’re 14/15 (hopefully!!). He looked rather cute then… as he does now! 😀 Enjoy the evening, however you choose to spend it!

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  • Ad Wizard

    Nice shiny pant

  • You look concerned – is it because he just downed YOUR beer?

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  • OrdinaryLife…. I think he looks concerned because the little one has downed a whole bottle of beer quicker than he can himself 😆

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  • Wiggy > the wind kept blowing my Winnie the Pooh ball away.

    HH > In bed as soon as possible.

    Ad Wiz > I learned from the best – I learned from you.

    OL > My worry was that he was going to over extend and fall backwards in order to get that last drop out!

    Wiggy > He can knock it back quick.

  • Black Label certainly does not qualify as beer 😮

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  • The place in the photo looks identical to the place my husband and I stayed when we went to Simon’s Town a few years ago 🙂

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  • Acidicice > Maybe it’s the same… oh no – never mind. NO! WAIT!

  • Cazpi

    hehehe started young 😛 Sounds like the perfect weekend – beach, soccer, poking penguins 😛