Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Weekend{plus some photos}

We decided to take a day trip to Parys on Sunday morning, about 200km away.
We started off at Hoi Poloi, having a lovely breakfast.  I had their SUPER Berry flapjacks with crispy bacon,just devine. What I love about restaurants like these is the fact that you can actually taste what you are eating, you can taste each and everything in your plate, sometimes i get the idea some of these places cook all their food in one pan, because all of it taste the same. This place is really exquisite.

We visited a few shops like these and there are plenty, let me tell you!

The river is coming down nicely, after the rain they had in the Free State.

Took my mom and dad along, they enjoyed the outing:)

Then, we stepped into this shop, the Candy Man.  Oh my word!!  Sweets galore, i only took these stolen pics, most of the shops you are not allowed to take pictures. So this is like 10% of the sweets that is actually in this shop.

I liked the atmosphere of this shop, just like a little farm stall.

Just one of the buildings in the main street.

This cross caught my eye at the entrances of a shop, they sell beautiful things, from handbags to crockery.

We ended the day by booking  a spot next to the river for just after Christmas.

This cake stand with dome, my mom bought me for Christmas, it is early I know, she will wrap it!!lol!! But I just fell in love with it, the minute I saw it! I can just see a lovely cheesecake under this one;) She bought it at a German shop, just out of town on Saturday.
For now, this is all I have to say!
Hope you are doing well and enjoying your preparations for Christmas:)
I am MISSING my Megan, I work a bit, cry a bit:(


  1. Looks like you had a stunning outing....I would love to visit Parys some day.

  2. Oh my gosh, look at those divine shops. I can see how much fun you had - i would have been in heaven!

    I LOVE your cake stand, truly gorgeous.

    My 'baby' is heading off to CT for a week next week, so we'll be able to console each other!

  3. AAAW....Don't cry! Love the look of Parys - you always capture great images that portray the feel of it & it definitely looks like somewhere I would LOVE to visit! Must check on our that cake stand is soooooooooooooo pretty! I have just bought one too...funny...but mine is very simple because our house & decor is more modern than shabby but I do love shabby a LOT!!! As in shabby chic - very chic!

  4. wonderful pics as always , hun ! not sure if I'll ever make it to Sth Africa but always love looking at pics like these . teehee !

    So sorry to hear you're missing Megan .... I do hope you keep busy , my dear !