25 March 2012

A Weeks Reprieve

We decided to take the kids out of school a week early and head off before the masses.

Our first stop was Old McDaddys....our favourite getaway. Only 45mins from Cape Town - we loved the relaxed, remote yet luxurious quality of this place. We hired the Villa and were overwhelmed with how beautiful it is - the views breathtaking and the place is kitted out with wahite linen, speciality teas and a beautiful outdoor bath. The entire frontage (main bedroom, lounge, second bedroom) are fitted with glass wrap back doors - just spectacular.
View from main bedroom

Ensuite bath

The kids have freedom here like few other places. They are able to amble between our Villa, the pool, the playroom, the tv room and the restaurant without adult supervision. The staff are friendly and kid-wise.

Levi ambles up from the games room with backgammon.

On the Wednesday my FH folks and my boet came through to have lunch and spend the afternoon with us. What a lovely surprise -it was the perfect way to end our stay.
Soaking up the sun on our deck

Thursday morning we packed up and headed to our home away from home - Mcgregor. We spent 4 glorious relaxing days here. Reading, baking, drawing, pottering, swimming and more.

Downtime with iPad

Madam spending a LOT of time bonding with my iPod!

Some of us prefer pencils to iPads/iPods!

Ha! They can only resist for so long - getting their *art* on. :-)

On the last morning we headed down to have breakfast on the Breede on one of the local barges. Spectacular views, gorgeous homemade eats and very special memories.

Grandpa - always the joker!

Grandpa and his future 'Bok Wing' 

The folks and the big kids.

All in all a wonderfully relaxing, well deserved break for my man. I managed to read 5 books....that should give you a good idea of just how *much* relaxing I did!! :-)

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Beautiful photos Mel. That place is awesome...and spending time with the family is always so special.