After the train-wreak of last week; I was more than thrilled to submit my assignment on Friday evening and head down to Port Alfred after work. The weather forecast was for a whopping 95mm of rain so I packed lots of books and John packed his laptop.
We had dinner on Friday night at a really weird little Thai place on West beach. And by weird I mean, the cook/owners was shuffling around in her socks. None of the tables were set and the waiter looked like he’d been stoned since birth. Weird. But, having no other plans, and the fact that it was pouring with rain and a friend had said the food was good, we decided what the hell and stayed. The starters were excellent. A tad greasy, but really yummy. My mains on the other hand started out really well, but the more I ate, the less I tasted on account of the crazy amounts of chilli and lime juice in the food. I was in physical pain by the end! My eyeballs were sweating. So yeah, I’m not sure we’ll go back… It poured with rain on Friday night. We curled up on the couch watching an episode of “Revenge” (it’s excellent) before heading to bed.
Saturday we slept late. We were having friends round for dinner (I planned a curry) so I browned off the blesbok neck and put everything in the slow cooker (man I love that thing!!). Then I headed off to Rosehill around 9ish to have a look around and get the phone number for the hairdresser there who might end up doing my hair for the wedding. She was fully booked and very busy so I’ll make an appointment for another time. Then John & I headed off to the Guest House where we are going to actually get married. It’s stunning! The owners were incredibly friendly and excited for us! We will be the first wedding ever at the venue-thankfully it’ll be very casual and laid back! John also loved the place, as I knew he would so that’s that box ticked!
I spent the rest of the day periodically checking on my curry, snoozing behind my book and being brough cups of tea. Hard hard life. But just what I needed. I haven’t had the chance to lie on the couch and do nothing in many many months! Our friends arrived and we proceeded, first with and then without decorum, to drink 7 excellent bottles of red wine, devoured homemade sushi, the curry and delicious Woolies chocolate mousse and a homemade lemon-meringue pie. We took turns asking questions from 30 Seconds cards without actually playing the game. There were many jokes cracked and I laughed till teas ran down my face. It was an excellent evening.
We were all a little tender the following morning, but we managed to kill the hangovers with judicious application of bacon & eggs, coffee and walk on the beach. Best hangover cure ever.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and we packed up and headed back to Grahamstown around lunchtime. It wasn’t all bad though. There was the most amazing thunderstorm over town which meant unplugging from the world for a bit longer and sticking my nose in yet another book!
In short, it was a restorative weekend. Can’t wait to do it again!