After a couple of weeks in London sorting out the admin of getting Bambi and Cali on a boat to South Africa, we enjoyed a third week relaxing and catching up with family and friends and doing a lot of very muddy trail running. We then flew out to Cape Town, stopping in Abu Dhabi to catch up with Moe, Tarryn, Jamie and Jenna. Leigh’s quest for adrenalin was more than satisfied by being the only one of us brave enough to go on the Liwa Loop ride at Yas Water World; I got my art fix at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair, but sadly many of our plans (and half of the Art Fair) were washed out by the unseasonal rain and the biggest storms since 1993! The girls were pleased as school was closed and we watched the various flooded roads being pumped and cleaned as half of the surrounding desert was washed in to the city.
We’ve now reached Cape Town and have had our fair share of the infamous South-Easter wind. We realise despite the Middle Eastern rain storms and wind of the fairest Cape, that we of course have avoided the worst of the European winter and are greatly looking forward to a South African summer. We’re starting a separate blog charting our progress in setting up a business in Cape Town: watch the blog tab for updates.
Hi Leigh and Lucy
I hope you are enjoying a fine South African summer.
Enjoy and good luck for your new venture.
I have automatically checked your blog on my Favourites EVERY morning, not really expecting more but today I was thrilled to find the “beginning of a new adventure” – may it indeed bring lots of fun, success and satisfaction!
M and T.
I just found your blog address sent to me by Crispin, so we are coming in at the tail end of your wonderfully inspiring trip. Well you have taken the long way around to get back to SA – but it seems you have found the perfect business opportunity. Our SA lawyer and media friend has just moved to Mauritius and bought a coffee house franchise but still keeps a place in the Cape. By the way I was surprised to see your yummy pics of veggie dishes in Nice – we always struggle in France. When you get a moment do get in touch and have a Wonderful Christmas. Suzy & David. x
Dear Leigh and Lucy all the best for 2014
Have a good time in south africa.
All the best
Chris Paula Loes and Lucas from Holland.