Whether it’s Easter or a Passover or just enjoying time off work. Hope you enjoy it to the fullest!
Traditionally, Easter holidays are associated with great food; baked goods; loads of chocolates in different forms such as bunnies, eggs etc. It’s almost as bad or best, depending on how you look at it, as Christmas.
Hope you celebrated it to your heart’s content.
For me personally, as much as I associate with Christianity as a religion, I believe in spirituality not religion per se. So for me, it was a good celebration of my relationship with my higher power, appreciation of the scarifice that has afforded me his eternal grace.
Moreover, this month of the year holds even more sentiment in my heart. It’s the month my precious baby boy was born, so its just emotional all around. This weekend I decided to spend quality time with my him, bonding time. Appreciating time with him before he turns 5, it’s scary how time flies. Why does it fly so fast?
Anyway, I got a good deal from one of my tried and trusted site: http://www.booking.com. A two night stay in the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, a town of Stellenbosch. And the weather is just so perfect for a weekend outdoors!
We’re staying at the lodge in the Delvera wine farm, a travel review to follow… But I can tell you that it is just perfect, it caters for both our needs. And if you know me well, you’ll know how fussy I can be. Fussy in a good way, I think.
And please don’t get me started on the amazing restaurants and eateries in the winelands. OMG, the food is sooo amazing! It really gives Cape Town, the city, the run for it’s money. I now understands why the Winelands get their own category at Restaurant Week South Africa( which is starting in 4 days!!)
I obviously rely on my trusted sources for finding the best restaurants, often tripadvisor reviews. And the most beautiful thing about the wine farm restaurants is that most of them do fine dining while catering for children. I mean properly cater for children, not just ‘we’ll accomodate them if you decide to bring them along’. And to top it off, most of them offer wine tastings, completing the dining experience.
Did I tell you about amazing views of the mountains and the landscape of the country side; the hills with neat rows of the grape plantations; the dams you can at times even do fishing at, the farm animals at some farms, the play parks for kids in almost all wine farms. Just perfect!
When you get out of the farms and go to the town of Stellenbosch and you find little gems of eateries and restaurants. I found a Thai restaurant, Suki Thai, this evening with such fresh, delicious food and great attention to detail. Review to follow too.
I write this blog post thoroughly satisfied. And I hope you’ve had a good Easter weekend too.