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Greetings from a beautiful and chilly Franschoek, the second leg of my Africa trip. I finally have a moment to sit down and enjoy a moment by the fire to write stories of my trip so far and perhaps share a recipe or two with you in the hope that you’ll feel like you too are having a little getaway.
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It’s just so stunning here, the craggy mountains enclose this tranquil little town bursting with character and culture and personality…and tremendous wine!

Franschoek is if course right in the heart of the Cape wine region, and I of course choose to be here, but even though I strongly suspected it would be beautiful I must admit it is a bit more than that. Also, the beautiful manor I booked over the internet has far surpassed its promise of looking gorgeous in it’s website photo gallery and it is in fact breathtaking.
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It’s not only stately and vast and luxurious but it has a certain charm that I couldn’t help falling instantly in love with. That and that I feel like a princess or duchess and a private vineyard…I think I’ll battle to leave this place in three days.

I’m expecting all my guests in a moment so must start to prepare the feasting!

I’ll be back soon!