Posted by : Karen Saturday, July 28, 2012
At the end of last term I had reached the end of myself - I was shattered. And although the holidays had started, the pace of life didn't seem to change, and as they wore on I realized that we really needed to get away to have a break. As a homeschooling mom, there really isn't much downtime (hang on, as a mother, I don't think there's much downtime!), but Braveheart realized what a fragile state I was in, and so blessed us with going away for a few days.
A dear friend arranged for us to stay in their family holiday home in Pringle Bay. I think my children thought we'd left the country, as they were in the sea so often in the first few days! Can you believe the extremes? One week a day trip into the snow, the next a swim in the sea!
|I owe it to mention how much I appreciate the fact it is Braveheart in the water with them,|
and not me!
|Cold little bodies!|
|Love the delight!|
|In exploring we discovered a rocky area that so reminded me of a "moonscape" |
on the Rooi Els side, and loved rambling over the rocks
|We met a marine biologist on the rocks at Betty's Bay, and King Arthur learnt so much from her.|
This is definitely where is heart is leaning at the moment, into conservation and the environment,
and I'm loving watching him!
|One day we ran from the weather and outsmarted it, managing to find good weather. We stopped in at the Harold|
Porter Botanical Gardens...
Then the weather turned, the wind blew...can you believe this is sand not snow!
And then the rain beat us - and the cold front stayed ...
but we stayed indoors and played card games from my childhood, Rummikub and puzzles!
|Look at these fire damaged trees - we called them Tiger Trees!|
It was a gorgeous time away, restorative, refreshing and invigorating!