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... settler taking comfort with Ida. Rod was very suitably amused and the suggestion was that it was also the origin of Eiderdown.
We stopped off at a small heritage shop, Oom Samie Se Winkel to view varieties of tea, the local moonshine, some interesting walking sticks and to buy koeksusters a traditional doughnut like ...
... with my mates over a couple of beers during which we spend hours discussing the meaning of life and how much better the results would be if we managed Manchester United.
Whenever I open the fridge, magically a chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc materializes. Yes - its a good life here in the Cape Town summer. Especially for anyone old enough to remember Second World War ration books.
In November 1963 I was in Kampala in ...
... didn't speak English. This was going to be fun. We sat down on a large outside table just before 10.00am and were given our 1st taste, a sparkling wine, Kaapse Vonkel. Colleen explained the history of the wine farm (not vineyard) and some interesting facts about South African wine making. She showed us how to drink it, slurping in in with air, but I found it easier just to swish it round my mouth then swallow. Spittoons were provided and we were shocked to see ...
... and made my dream a reality.
To end this blog I have decided to choose one photo of each of the 60 or so cities we went to (some cities repeat as we went through them again) I was going to choose the picture that would best represent that town but that was far too difficult so I have just chosen random photos mainly to recap all the cities we went to.
Hope all of you enjoyed reading the blog as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.
... I figure should tide me over during picnic lunches for the next couple of days.
By that point, we were all in need of some food to accompany all that wine. We had a nice lunch at a third winery, also in the Paarl region. I can't remember the name of it now, but we didn't do any tastings there; we just had a glass to accompany the meal.
After lunch, we were all geared up for the next round. We drove to Stellenbosch, which ...