Monday, 16 September 2013

Week in the Life | Sunday

This was defnitely not an ordinary Sunday in our lives. Instead of spending the morning in church, we were away on an overnight trip. Get-aways are not high on the priority right now, but a while ago Liam entered one of Kid's National Geographic's Birthday competitions and won a one night B&B stay for us at Maccauvlei on Vaal. You can read more about them here.  Their history is especially interesting.

We decided to make a little trip out of it and spent Saturday exploring Parys. Maccauvlei was one hour from there, in the direction back to Jo'burg, so a great place to stop over. 
We had a very good night in the hotel standard chalet. 

 Before breakfast we went to have a look at the Oak tree forest.

 We took quite a few photo's here.

More trees that reminded me of the classic Winnie the Pooh stories.

For Breakfast it was the full buffet.

We've done some buffet lunches with the kids, but since we've mostly stayed selfcatering since they were little, this was their first breakfast buffet.

After Breakfast the boys went to play large scale chess, and I went for a shower.

We had a nice surprise in that a spa treatment was included in the prize. Zorgvliet spa at the nearby Riviera on Vaal could only fit us in in the afternoon... we got to spend some time at the hotel while we waited.

As the name suggest, it is right on the Vaal River.

They had their 1st swim for the season.

His favourite part of the trip.

Reuben giving me a crash course in chess while we wait for Theunis to finish his 1st spa visit.
We both were super relaxed after our foot treatments.

We felt so blessed with how everything fell in place this week-end. Felt like God was really spoiling us. And the staff at Maccauvlei was very friendly and helpful in assisting with the spa arrangements.

After that we were homeward bound. Spent the rest of the afternoon catching up on other's WITL posts.

I'm really glad I decided to join WITL. Got such an objective look at & learned so much about my routines, and already making changes to do things better. Note to self: Do this every year.

Think I should just mention that I am in no way affiliated to/getting paid by Kids National Geographic or Maccau Vlei, or any of the other venues metioned, to post about them here.


  1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog (via Ali Edwards WITL links). How cool is that big chess set, my kids would LOVE to play that. I totally love this project even though it's a lot of work it's totally worth it in the end. I love your shot of one of your boys on the tyre swing as well..they are lots of fun also. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

    1. Hi Kathy, thank you too for stopping by. Yes, we also have a big chess fan on our hands. Agree, totally worth it!

  2. What a GREAT job you've done in documenting your week! My personal favourites from Sunday are the Winnie the Pooh tree and your son's first buffet breakfast !! Both put a big smile on my face. :-) Take care Alida.