Monday, 7 September 2009

Weekend in Pictures

This weekend we went to Swellendam to visit Markwin, in an attempt to salvage a little birthday cheer, after not being able to celebrate the actual day with him.

We decided to drive there via the Bain's kloof pass - please click on the link to read all about it's history.

Once we arrived in Swellendam and fetched a rather surprised Markwin, we headed off to find pizza for lunch. Generally speaking, finding good pizza in country towns is not an easy thing. But if you ever find yourself in Swellendam looking for great food and authentic wood-fired pizza -Woodpecker Pizza Deli is the place to go. There are lots of things you can't find in Swellendam - antacid anytime after 6.30pm or even a decent book shop - but restaurants and places to stay, you won't battle with!

Another gem in Stellendam is the Old Gaol Restaurant. This place has a wonderful "story" too.

The Old Gaol Restaurant was established in Swellendam in 2001 by Brin & Judi Rebstein of Jan Harmsgat Country House. Four local ladies, who had gained experience and confidence as employees of the Old Gaol, were offered a 30% equity shareholding in 2004, and are now empowerment partners, responsible for the day-to-day running of the restaurant. (read more here)

This is a silver tea service chanderlier, hanging in the Old Goal Restaurant - isn't is beautiful?

Another historical monument in Swellendam, the Dutch Reformed Church, which had a recent mishap while they were restoring the tower. You have to click this link to watch the drama unfold.

Un menage a trois!

Thanks to Caro's recipe, I was able to make Markwin's favorite - Turkish Delight, it was a huge success and since he is now writing exams, I am sure this will keep his energy levels at an optimum! Thanks Caro!

The best thing about Swellendam - visiting my darling son Markwin!

1 comment:

The Woman said...

Swellendam is such a beautiful area. And those Turkish Delights look super! I've always been a little bit scared of making them, but maybe I must try.

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