Hi Welcome to my messy desk ! All the souvenirs of my travels last week are dumped here waiting to be sorted out !!
I missed you all last week as I was away on a food inspiration business trip to Cape Town - well I didn't miss everyone as you will know if you read Bella's blog last week !
Through the power of WOYWW I was able to meet up with her from the opposite end of the world !
It was so great to meet her !
We had fun seeing one of their scrapbook shops - some yummy things we don't see even in the UK !
We grabbed a coffee in the lovely Waterfront area of Cape Town - and later in the week she & her hubby Andrew were able to come to a foodie evening & Braai (BBQ) that was part of our week's food inspiration expedition !
How amazing is it to make a new friend, who enjoys the same hobbies, just by meeting up here on line!!
It was very hectic but such an interesting visit - we packed in visiting loads of inspiring entrepreneurial food producers, farmers, lovely restaurants, fun cafes and a trip to the Langa township where it was a real privilege to meet some great girls running their own food businesses really tuning in to their customers needs.
The Cape has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited - the scenery took my breath away along the coast - we made the bus driver stop for us to take photos !
And the charming town of Franschhoek - set in a ring of mountains with Dutch colonial style buildings lining the streets was just lovely - and the view from the top of Table Mountain made me feel you could almost touch heaven !!
And of course we had to squeeze in a visit to an animal reserve - and got up really quite close to the animals - so got some great photos !
So as you can see from just this small selection of photos I will be scrapping this trip for months to come !!
Bella made me this lovely tag - so watch out for it on a scrap page sometime soon !!
And we found some local die cuts - and a feather embellishment from the Ostrich Farm !
Bella also gave me a gift of some great stencils - but I'll save showing you those until I have had a chance to play with them !!
So wish me luck on my scrap-a-thon to come - I am itching to get started - but a pile of ironing bigger than Table Mountain is only half tackled & then of course I had to go back to work !
So Friday I was in a field in Wellington, just north of Cape Town - it was 38oC and I was patting a Water Buffalo on the nose - and today at 7am, in the dark dreary morning, it was zero degrees and I was scraping the ice off the INSIDE of my car window - talk about back to reality !!
Anyway have a great week & looking forward to seeing your desks !