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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... leaves us to enjoy anything that remains in any of the bottles he’s opened. Nobody else is particularly keen on the Verdict so Erik helps himself repeatedly, continuously grinning like a boy up to mischief. We are pickled by the time we are ready to move to our table for lunch.
The view is divine. Our table is set elegantly. Our food is sumptuous. I have the aubergine lamb and the crème brule for dessert. Erik has the ...
... hotel. People we met there were there in a timeshare apartment. There's some kind of timeshare scheme where you can use apartments all over South Africa.
We test wines at Excelsior and Van Loveren around the town of Ashton. Both have very nice cabernet sauvignon and pinotage red wines. Both ranches are built on beautiful places. The views are breath taking. I have to come here in the spring when everything is in full bloom.
... wine tasting -- our first proper one at that. The sommelier was charming, regaling us with tales of South Africa, educating us on tasting etiquette, and slipping us loads of freebies and upgrades. We had a wonderful time and sampled a great many wines, ending the affair by embarrassing the wine steward when I asked him whether or not we should tip him (we were first timers!). After leaving him some spare ...
... then it was time to say goodbye. As I hugged them, they both whispered kind and inspiring words to me, and I thought about how truly amazing and supportive people they both are, and how lucky I am to have known them.
Our group of 23 got smaller as we embarked for different final destinations across the United States, which led to a constant stream of goodbyes and tears. I’m sure we were a sight to see. The first flight to London (13 hours, ...
... pain, and lots of love! I didn’t cry (*as much as I thought I would at least*) But it was all very sweet and sentimental. We also got the chance to thank them for the many, many ways they’ve helped us- dealing with our frantic phone calls, being there when we need to talk, allowing us to make our own mistakes and figure things out, and just being grounded, positive people.
Saturday I was up at the crack of dawn to do a couple of ...