Le Manoir de Brendel Estate
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... of it! This year I hosted my first Christmas eve in honor of my role model, my grandmother. She was the most supportive and accepting person I've ever known! For most of my life we celebrated at her house.; She's been gone for 5 years now and I decided to host one myself. I made my first turkey! It was delicious! I was privileged to have some of burkes family join mine for a great dinner and celebration! Burke and I had our first Christmas tree and decorated the yard beautifully ...
... his car. I decided to risk it anyway, asking if he happened to be free. He wasn’t- but I guess he sensed the panic in my voice, because he persuaded me to tell him what was wrong. I guess my frantic “WE DON’T HAVE TORTILLAS!” was not what he was expecting. But I explained the situation, and he told us that the grocery store closed in ten minutes, but that’d we’d make it, and to get in his car and to please be careful not slam the ...
... sauce. The scallops were a bit different from those back home, being much smaller and with lots of "gubbins" attached to them. The creole sauce was fantastic, made with tomato, chilli, and loads of finely chopped garlic. We ate so much garlic we don't need to worry about vampires for some time to come!
After a drive through Mitchell's Pass to and from Ceres, we drove to Franschhoek via Bainskloof, yet another mountain pass. Kloof means ...
... to my mainstream English class the other day before admitting that I don’t get it either. People also get a kick out of my accent (which of course is strange to me as everyone always assumes that they themselves talk normally and it is everyone else that has the accent! But when everyone around you speaks the same way, you suddenly realize that maybe you have an accent after all! HA) I was asked to repeat the words “turtleneck sweater” about 10 times for a group of ...
· There were only 8 on the bus – 2 from the Netherlands, 2 South Africans, a Scot & 3 Aussies.
· The first stop, Bergkelder included a tour with the tasting. This place is a bottling plant. The wine was the best of the day.
· The tasting at Beyerskloof was free, but we didn’t like the wine at all.
· By now it was time for lunch, so off ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center