I have not stopped blogging. I am on holiday, and the plan was to write about my wine experiences as I tour mainly Paris, Reims, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch as it’s colloquially called) and Amsterdam. What I got totally wrong in my theory was that much as I will be on holiday, I would NOT have time to gather my thoughts and share my experiences with you.
I have not posted to the blog since mid-December (I have been counting). I am in Verlorenkloof, with limited access to the internet. I am still on holiday. I have all the time in the world to get lost inside my head, bond with family and friends, while also getting to go on long nature walks. I am surrounded by these green carpet like mountains. Birds, that are foreign to me, chirp away, with their unique vocal chords on display, as I wander.
Bo-Kaap Development Approved is the headline of the article that caught my attention, and I can’t say that I have seen this story covered in mainstream media. That in itself adds to my suspicion, that the City Of Cape Town is really trying to sneak this in. The Bo-Kaap, for those of you
not familiar with the name, is the colourful, visually charming area in Cape Town, nestled on the slopes of Signal Hill.
If you love a home away from home, then allow me to give you a glimpse of the reception when I last went to Verlorenkloof. Growing up, one of the shows I used to enjoy watching with my dad, was Cheers. A sitcom, set in a Boston Bar, where everybody knows your name! When Norm would walk into the bar, he would receive a warm and cheerful welcome, with just about everyone, in concert, greeting him by his name. I felt pretty much like Norm, when I stayed at Verlorenkloof, where we had our first holiday of 2016.
I have struggled to blog with the rhythm and intensity that I set out as a goal, when I created this site, driveclt. I wish I could say that I was suffering from writer’s block (well a part of me wishes it was that easy). I know better though, and to be honest, I think it is because of fear.
South Africa is a beautiful corner of the world, at the bottom tip of Africa. Our most famous claim to fame, will always be Nelson Mandela. That, together with this beautiful country, rich with a history of trials and tribulations, hope and courage, makes it a definite holiday destination for the worldly.
It’s not only a great destination for a holiday, it is in my opinion one of the best countries in the world to live.