In March we spent a wonderful time with my aunt Merryl (Dad’s sister) who was out from Australia. Carryn (my sister) came down from Jhb so that she could also see Merryl . We had such fun taking Merryl everywhere we could think of – Midlands, SPCA charity shops, Animal anti-cruelty league charity shop, Lou Harvey, Waste Centre fabrics, Decorex, Fat Tuesday etc etc One of our favourites is always the Midlands trip.
We drove up during the week while the kids were at school. Neil actually had to fetch the kids for me as we took our time. Our first stop was Piggly Wiggly with its wonderful array of shops. It really is a one stop shop for the whole
family. You can have breakfast or lunch and coffee at the restaurant, play on the putt putt course and have pizza at
the pizza place, lovely jungle gym for the kids. There are lots of shops – gallery, deli, antiques and collectables, clothing, furniture, bath and body products, wine, books and leather shop.
It was a beautiful sunny and clear blue sky day and we took our time wandering into the shops and oohing and aahing over all the amazing items.
we took a short drive up the road to go to Tsonga. I had a R500 voucher that I had won at the
Rain Africa bloggers meet and was very keen to spend it. We were very impressed with the Tsonga
Midlands shop and their very helpful shop assistants. I was even more thrilled as they were having
a sale on selected shoes and I was able to get two pairs (by paying in a bit). Merryl also bought three pairs of shoes.
|The Midlands Tsonga Shop|
|Treasures & Trash and the Dargle Valley Pottery|
Howick Falls. What a spectacular view it was. I haven’t seen the falls flowing that fully ever. We took a table
situated under the trees and placed our order. Merryl, Carryn and I had delicious pies and my parents had the special of sausages and gravy. It was so relaxing sitting, eating and chatting.
restaurants on the Meander.