Sunday, December 30, 2007

A meander worth doing..........

We had a wonderful day. We ventured out into the country and did 'The Midlands Meander.' I would love to have seen a whole lot more of the area, but with 2 active boys, and one very 'in your face ' daughter,(none of whom care an inch about culture) , that was not to be!

The Midlands Meander is summed up beautifully in this quote. "So put away your watch, switch off the cellphone. Pack a bag or two, leaving space for inevitable new acquisitions, and escape. There is a life away from the fast lane of the highway, the boardroom, the committee meetings, the tunnels of the malls."
It is absolutely beautiful.The shops are quaint and have loads of character.

But firstly we had to eat, because MrGee went into 'Grumpy Dad' mode(A name he gave himself!) Lack of food does this to him. We have learnt to stay away from him when he is hungry. A delicious lunch of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding at Rawdons Guest House did the trick.

After Lunch we visted some of the roadside shops. My favourite was a Ceramic Art Gallery called Ardmore.

All the art is hand-crafted and painted by the local Zulu people. Each piece is unique, there are not two alike!

My absolute favourite was this lady bug bowl. It cost a cool R10 000.00 (+-$1700)!!!! When we saw the prices we quickly ushered Tanzi out of the gallery.

Happy New Year!

Hugs Fee


Halfmoon Girl said...

If I could dive into my compueter, I would be there in a second! Looks beautiful!

meNmykids said...

That is spectacular! I would have loved to have been a mouse in your pocket, keeping a wary eye on the "grumpy dad".

Jacki said...

I just stumbled on your blog from "The Mom Blogs" and I must have made me so jealous. I would love to visit South Africa some day, thanks for sharing a little bit of it with the rest of us!