Picnic at Doolhof, Wellington

When my father moved to Saudi in 2002, he was neighbors with fellow South African school teachers, Paul and Angelique with their two children Reinhardt and Carmen (then 12 and 9). When my mother and I moved there later our families became great friends. As they moved back to the Western Cape a few years […]

Bernard & Corli’s Big Adventure: Day 4

Sunday was the last day I spent with Corli, and fun was had by all. We went to visit her family outside of Malmesbury, a part of South Africa’s Swart Land wine district. Erica and Anthony have a boutique winery called Franki’s. They opened their home to me as well as some of their choice […]

Bernard & Corli’s Big Adventure: Day 2

First off, my apologies for the delay to my avid readers, but here it is. Yesterday we continued our awesome spree with an early(ish) trip to what is referred to as the Bo Kaap (literally Up Cape), a traditionally Cape Malay / Muslim area known for its brightly painted houses and vibrant culture. We visited […]

MRI, Corli, beer and pizza

Yesterday morning I had my MRI at Vincent Palloti hospital where I bonded with the tech over Saudi where she also worked. Afterwards, we went food shopping. Or actually my parents shopped while I found a coffee shop to pass the time and enjoy some coffee. 2PM saw the arrival of Corli, my awesome friend […]