Friday, 7 October 2016

Five for Friday 20 - The October holiday edition

1. So why is this little holiday so, well, little? Honestly if you ask me they can take one week of July and toss it in here so that all can have a bit of a rest before the busy 4th term starts

2. Holidays are made of fun, rest.... and a visit to the Emergency room. On Monday night Mr C dashed open hi skin just above his eye and we spent Monday evening waiting for his 4 stitches to fix it. He was very brave indeed. And all that waiting was great to help me complete reading my book before Tuesday nights' Bookclub.

3. Speaking of Bookclub  - it is always great but Tuesday night was really special as I cooked the most fantastic meal - inspired by the fantastic Afrikaans movie the two of us saw on Saturday "Dis Koue kos Skat". The movie is like South Africa's Tortilla soup of Like water for Chocolate - you can literally smell and taste the wonderful food prepared. It has English subtitles and is such a great movie - go see it! She treated us to chicken risotto, flash fried asparagus and artichoke salad. I can still taste that yummyness.

4. Due to no 2 above I could not take the kids, each with a friend, on our planned much anticipated Zambibush fun day (it's a water park with slides). I was a bit at a loss as what to do with 6 kids that will not have me bankrupt, an eye busted open again or involve water. But we settled on a picnic at Rietvlei dam. It was a great day out -we saw so many rhinos and eland - and lots of other animals. All the rhinos had their horns removed so it was quite odd to see them like that but I guess we will have to get used to it. The kids had such fun climbing trees and playing at the picnic spot that I even had the chance to read a bit. It was a great (but tiring) day.

5. We have never had the luxury of a grandparent or aunts or uncles to look after the kids for a night or so. But now that the kids are older and my mom is more mobile than she has been in the last 3 years, staying over with Oumie is now an option. The kids slept over on Wednesday night and spent the whole of Thursday with her . It was a huge success and a lot of fun for them and gran. Hunter and I had such a lovely (very quiet without the kids) evening at home - I can see us doing this more often in future.

With that - I hope you have a great weekend> What is your five for Friday?