It’s been a hectic few weeks after our house move. There’s been a lot going on at home, at school and at work. That’s why when the opportunity to get away to the cottage for the weekend popped up, we jumped at the chance.
Right now, I’m next to the braai with a beagle at my feet. Later, I intend to be in bed for a long, long time, and beyond that, aside from walking on the beach, I have very little planned.
OK. Just a few things you need to know about the last 24 hours.
Firstly, after a drive down to Agulhas and lighting the braai, I indulged in a selection of Milk Stout, Carling Black Label, a Hidden Valley Pinotage from 2015 and a Carel Nel brandy nightcap. Delicious, from start to finish. Especially the finish.
And then I fell asleep. And I slept for 12 hours.
This is very, very unusual for me. I’m one of those people that is more likely to sleep for 1.2 hours than 12 hours.
But it’s been a hectic, stressful few weeks and I clearly needed a bit of rest. Like 12 hours of it.
And then, without any feeling of guilt at all, I lazed around for what was left of the morning, before wandering down onto the beach with the beagle and my daughter. 4km of windswept, sandblasted walking later (the last km of which I had to carry the exhausted, windswept sandblasted beagle, because it had simply given up).
And then a quick cycle around the village. Again, in the wind. So much wind.
My legs are like jelly and I have completely earned this Windhoek Draught chaser and this upcoming Swartest of Swart labels. And the phat ribeye steak which is calling my name from the braai.
Tomorrow: more relaxing, and then a leisurely drive home. Hope I remember which house to go to.