I am going to write my thoughts, the bits and bobs that I remember of how it was for me, during my almost fifty years spent in South Africa.
So, a special entry, but this week it will have to be a slimline entry, not because it begins with “S”, but there is just not time!
And off to a sizzling start!
Sangoma, Socialise, Splashy Fen, Sugar Plantations, Snakes, Spinnach, Scottburgh, Shelly Beach, Sabie, Sardine Run, Sosaties, Sasolburg. Sunsets
We socialise a lot in South Africa. No excuse is needed to light a fire in the back garden and stand around it. That is where news is shared, business partnerships sealed and the problems of the world solved by the end of the evening.
And for S, there is no better treat than, the sosatie, a (Cape Malay kebab) and traditionally made using lamb, “Afrikaans style”, however you can use meats to your own preference. One recipe captured for you!
And one picture, Mmmmmm!
From yummy outdoor eating to outdoor living, easily done when the weather is so good for most of the year. But not always so when the Splashy Fenn music festival is on, its that time of year. I was there once in 1995, as part of the side stalls, not on the stage!
My pictures are unique and from another life. Found in the bottom of the box, but not forgotten, never that!
It was really cold at night!
Music all around.
Our house for three nights!
My very personal story of when the sardine run came to Scottburgh, may have to be condensed because of time. It involved driving up and down the coast finding any beach road to watch the frenzy that people get into when sardines ‘beach’ during July. The weather and sea conditions have to be right for them to swim so close to the shore as they migrate northwards.
My story involved a certain traffic officer, who tired of his duty. Traffic was bumper to bumper most of the day, up and down coastal roads. We too had given up the fight to ever get our car full of children away from the beach, so we stayed and opened the wine. He came upon this happy group and stayed too. Removed his cap and badge and joined us!
That’s it for today. I leave you with a sunset, and hopefully a sundowner!