|Saturday 20th October - South Africa - Cape Town (Days 2 - 4)
Most people who visit Cape Town immediately go round the many impressive, typically Capetonian tourist attractions Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront etc. etc.
Well, we havent and weve been here for 3 days so far. We have spent the last few days in and around the apartment and Canal Walk. We used the time to phone/text/email to arrange things for our return home, buy some gifts, swim, get hair cut and, for the girls play, Play, PLAY! Every one of the last three days has included a good 3 hours at Pop, Canal Walks play area. Its a great place and the girls have loved it bikes and trikes, sandpit, climbing frame, wendy house, dolls houses, soft play areas . We didnt grudge it to them and besides, they sell cappuccinos so we couldnt complain. Typically one of us would wait with the kids while the other dashed off to get things or do stuff.
The other important thing that we took advantage of at Antoinettes apartment was the laundry facilities. We did a lot of laundry, including the girls teddies and blankets. Its been months since their cuddly toys were so clean and colourful!
Of course, this was an important weekend for South Africa. Being Scots, we all wore our Springbok rugby tops on Saturday. Throughout the day people came up to the girls saying Bokke! Bokke! Bokke!. Keziah and Naomi just looked blankly back, not aware of the impact a new t-shirt can have on people. It would have been great to watch the match in a bar in Cape Town, surrounded by enthusiastic supporters, but our girls flake out by about 7.30pm and the match didnt start until 9pm. Instead, we put the girls to bed, put on our braai and watched the match in the apartment. With the patio door open, we could hear the whooping and cheering around us when the final whistle blew.
On Monday morning, Antoinette arrived back in Cape Town, so we had an opportunity to say our thank yous before leaving the apartment and moving to a backpackers lodge in the town. Once again thank you so much Antoinette. It was a lovely place to be for a few days and it was so kind of you to trust us with it!