Greetings! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Easter Weekend. We took Gorgeous Girl on her first road trip.
We headed out to Citrusdal with some friends and stayed at Koedoeskop Guest House. It was a lovely setting. While Gorgeous Man was out hunting for birds (to record not to shoot) I spent time on the stoep working on this.
The guest house is on a working citrus farm.
I managed to start and finish one block.
I also reached the toe decreases for a sock for me,
and graft the toe of one of the socks for Mum, but I seem to have neglected to take a picture of that.
The area was very nice, but we won’t go back to that particular guest house. They need to spend some money on the beds. They were extremely uncomfortable. The springs in our bed squeaked so much when you moved that you woke up.
It was extremely hot so none of us felt particularly energetic. My two Gorgeouses got to spend some time together. Like Father, like Daughter…
Citrusdal is about 2 hours from where we live and we discovered that Gorgeous Girl really travels well.
On the way there the sun started coming in the front of the car, so Gorgeous Man rigged up this to keep the sun off,
It worked really well until she decided it was a toy.
We’ve found that it’s easiest to have her car seat in the front (it doesn’t have passenger airbags so it’s ok to do) and one of us (me) sit in the back, she’s got someone to talk to and so forth. After about an hour and a half she started to complain a little that she was thirsty so we stopped, fed and changed and kept going. I’m not sure how long she will stay good at car trips, but we’ll enjoy it while it lasts.
We went home the long way via Ceres. The mountains were just majestic, photos (well mine at least) really don’t do them justice.
There was also some time for reading. Simone brought junk reading, and I finished two of those books. I can’t even remember their names now. It’s kind of like eating junk food – compelling and delicious at the time, but leaving you ultimately unsatisfied. There was also reading of a more serious nature.
2008 Book List
13. Gone – Jonathan Kellerman
I really like his early stuff, but this was disappointing. The early writing had lots of psychology and psychological insight. This was just a bunch of people running around doing weird things with no explanation.