I usually do a gratitude list on a Friday with the weekend starting just a few hours later.
However, today I’m doing one on a Monday afternoon as I’m filled with gratitude after a stunning weekend (and was on leave on Friday).
So my gratitude list for last week includes:-
- Great date night the Friday before
- Breakfast at one of our favourite coffee shops the Saturday before
- Cycled 45 km’s. Was exhausted afterwards but proud!
- The most delicious pasta which hubby made us
- Game night with my in-laws one evening after work. Had so many laughs!
- A crisp glass of wine
- Dam levels reaching 60%. The restrictions will be in place for a long time but at least the dam levels are improving.
- Realising that multi-tasking just adds stress and finding ways to be more present and in the moment.
- Morgan Taylor nail polish.
- 4 day week!
3 day weekends are the best. That one extra day combined with a weekend away felt like a little holiday. We went to Hermanus and anyone that reads my blog (or has known me for more than 5 minutes) will realise I seriously love this place. After a super long day on Thursday I was SO ready for Friday. We packed after work and I was so excited for our long weekend.
Friday morning we set off early and went to look at the Canola fields and stop off in Stanford on the way. The fields looked beautiful but I must say it is difficult to get a photo that does it justice. I snapped a few on my phone – obviously Mark’s photos were a lot better as he used his camera. Anyway I love the bright yellow and it felt like the earth saying “spring is around the corner”.
We had breakfast in Hermanus at a restaurant called Brasserie South. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I enjoy a restaurant that makes you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.
The weather was cold but sunny and we saw whales which were swimming so close by – always such an amazing sight.
We were so happy with the weather as we knew a cold front was moving in the next day.
We checked in, did grocery shopping for the weekend and then went back to the Canola fields so Mark could take some more photos.
Drove back, had a drink and then a delicious braai.
Friday refreshments on a beautiful afternoon 🙂
Saturday morning the wind had picked up and it was quite strong. Usually Mark goes to the Botanical Gardens to find waterfalls but he got there and turned around. We had breakfast and then drove to De Kelders and Pearly Beach. Came back and Mark started the braai – the wind was picking up as the storm was on its way and he timed it perfectly. As he finished, it started pouring! We ate inside listening to the heavy rain and feeling very grateful Mark started the braai earlier than usual!
After pudding we watched the rugby and then I took out my book, got comfy and fell asleep.
We woke up to hail on Sunday and it was lovely to roll over and go back to sleep for a few hours. After breakfast we packed and went to the Spur for nachos before making our way home.
And now it is back to work! What about you? What did you get up to over the weekend?