A family fun day (actually, “The 2017 Family Winelands Experience”, according to the poster at the entrance) (ja, I know, right?) at Boschendal wine farm was the order of the day. Arranged by a blue bank, we were invited as Mrs 6000 is a business client of theirs. I was dreading it a bit. But needs must.

I shouldn’t have worried. The gentle 6km bike ride around the estate heralded the start of a really cool day. Wine, very good food, friendly people, some excellent entertainment and untold amounts of stuff to do for the kids. Also, wine.

And all set under (appropriately) blue skies.

Sadly, the day ended on a rather sour note when, just as we were leaving, I accidentally dropped my wallet and it bounced through the cellar door and my bank card landed in the machine there. Still, as I explained to my wife, it was very nice of the staff there to give me a bottle of 10 year old brandy to make up for my troubles.

Thoughtful souls.