Yesterday I had the blues - no reason - I just had them. It hardly ever happens to me and when it does, I feel like a dog because I have such a great life - It seems so petty and disgruntled.
My DH is a treasure though He just said: "Tomorrow we'll get in the car and head off for the day."
I was like: "Ja, ok then."
(Coz the blues make nothing seem very interesting)
But before we did that, he took me out to dinner and a movie.
We saw "Australia".
I liked it:
the Aussies know how to tell a story and this one had a gripping historical slant.
It did seem that that Kidman overplayed
who is an uptight English aristocrat
who has come to Aus.
Also, stretches of credulity are called for from
time to time
but overall, very entertaining
And the leading man is easy on the eye!
But be warned, the movie is LONG!
The blues had passed away by half way through
We headed out for Franschhoek today anyway.
I had forgotten how beautiful it is out there
We had lunch on the lawns at the Boschendal Estate.
They pack a gorgeous picnic hamper for you and bring it to the tables under the pine trees
Savoury tarts; crispy French loaves with different salads; cold meats;
brownies and cheese and biscuits
washed down with one of their excellent reds.
We wished we had thought to bring a rug:
some people had spread theirs under the trees and were
Seemed like a great way to wait for the food to settle!
On the way back to the car we strolled along this avenue of sculptures on the estate:
Among them there was this one:
Like a gossipy mama who was horrified that she had gone too far
Then in the curio shop, these vibey cups, mugs and dishes. Beautiful vibrant colours and ver-r-ry SA.
A great day -
DH told me it was also the beginning of my birthday celebrations:
this year is a biggy.
Since the day is still a few days away, this should be good!