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Hello lovelies,

And welcome back! ^_^ During July I had the chance to explore the town of Tulbagh, on a #visitWitzenberg trip with our content team. After spending a weekend here, I can safely say that Tulbagh is one of my new favourite gems in the Western Cape.

The lush winelands, beautiful country homes, charming cafes, friendly locals, and outdoor wildlife definitely made the trip memorable. Instead of gushing on about our time here, check out the photo’s below, and let me know what you think of Tulbagh! ^_^

Guinevere Guest Farm (C) Roseanna McBain

A visit to Guinevere Guest Farm resulted in driving along country lanes, tasting heavenly olive oils and wines (including a Pomegranate one), making friends with Shasha their friendly puppy, and touring the property.

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The cosy Saronsberg Vineyard cottages were our home during our #visitWitzenberg trip, and wow, is the property is gorgeous! The cellar tour and wine tasting is well priced, and highly recommended – I loved the 2012 Saronsberg Shiraz.

Things I love (C) Roseanna McBain

Things I Love decor (C) Roseanna McBain

If you want to eat out while here, I can say that Things I Love, and Readers Restaurant & Curious Cat Cafe, in the heart of Tulbagh, serve delicious dishes. Both also have plenty of eclectic items available for sale.

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With snow on the Matroosberg mountains, our team took a day trip out to Ceres early on Saturday morning, and I finally had my chance to touch snow, and build a snowman! If you plan on going to see snow in Ceres, going in a 4×4 or bakkie is recommended. Pack a second set of shoes and socks, wear gloves, a warm hat, hiking shoes, and take a bottle of water – the muddy hike up will ensure you’re thirsty when you reach the snow-playground.

Ceres Zipline Adventures (C) Roseanna McBain

While in Ceres, do go on a zipline tour. It’s fast-paced fun high above the river and you’ll get outstanding views of the area. No prior experience is necessary, as the guides will explain the what’s and how’s you need to know.

 

Until next time,

Ja ne,

Daughter of Dreams

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Hello darlings,

Thanks for tuning in again! ^-^

Sorry for not updating in ages, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, and here’s what I’ve been up to:

 

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Going to Indaba was an incredible four-day adventure which consisted of meeting interesting people, creating brand awareness and networking, and of course, bonding with my wonderful work colleagues.

African Sensations Lodge and Spa (C) Roseanna McBain

During Indaba we stayed at African Sensations Lodge and Spa, which is a little European-styled gem in Morningside. If you need to stay somewhere close to Durban central, I can highly recommend them! I’ll link to my “what I packed for Indaba” post soon enough – as I’m amazed that I fitted everything I needed into a weekender bag! Can you believe I’ve finally joined the ranks of minimalistic packers?

Half Day Bus Tour (C) Roseanna McBain

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Don't miss the bus (C) Roseanna McBain

In June, I went on a half-day bus tour with  the amazing Elana E. We rode in style on a Hylton Ross bus, and stops included Andiamo Restaurant in the Cape Malay Quarter, Lagoon Beach Hotel in Blouberg Strand, and the gorgeous wine estate of Allée Bleue in Franschhoek. To keep spirits high during our #dontmissthebus trip, there were some interactive bus games provided by Dynamic Corporate Activities. All in all it was an educational and fun trip, with lots of special moments in between.

Rosie and Darryn @ Once in Cape Town

If you’ll be heading to the Mother City anytime soon, a stay at Once in Cape Town is highly recommended! This backpackers offers kitted-out rooms, good value pricing, a full restaurant and bar, and very friendly and helpful staff. They also organise weekly events, such as movie nights at and braais!

vWeekend trips and beauty (C) Roseanna McBain

With some sunny days in between all the rain and cold Cape Town was throwing at us, afternoon trips to Kalk Bay, Tokai forest, and sunset drives were in order, to fully make use of the rare, warm spells.

My beautiful sister and Ava.

My beautiful sister Desiree gave birth to my equally gorgeous niece, Ava Sophia. Welcome to the world little one! ^_^

The Hollow Cast (C) Roseanna McBain

And I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get on stage again as Doris the maid, in “The Hollow”. It’s an Agatha Christie crowd-pleaser, and the cast and crew were wonderful! I ended up doing an acting workshop right after the show ended – which was quite insightful – and helped to combat those post-production blues!

 

As you can see, I’ve been a busy, busy girl!

I have a few more upcoming trips for July and August, so you’ll get another photoblog update soon!

Until next time,

Daughter of Dreams

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