The last time that I wrote to you was when I was 27. Now, at 28, I don’t feel any different than when I was a year younger. The day that I wanted to pass by so fast, is in the past now. It is literally an end of an era for me. Life happens, whether you want it or not. You just need to learn how to deal with the things that are thrown at you.
|Weichardts & me: 2008 vs. 2012|
28 has been good so far. I met up with the Weichardts in Amanthunzi, about two hours away from Cape Town. It was really good to see Rolf, Lizzie and Mikhail again. During my time as an intern with YFC Cape Town, Rolf was still the director of the centre. After I left, he became the national director of YFC South Africa. I love to listen to Rolf when he speaks. That man has a lot of wisdom and great stories. I used to have good conversations with him and he always valued my opinion on things, because he thinks that I’ve been blessed with a good set of brains. Emelio & Claudine were kind enough to take me to go and visit him and his family. He used to live n Edgemead (Cape Town), but they moved to Amathunzi in April. They are managing this A-MA-ZING nature reserve that is absolutely beautiful. You really should check out their website.
|Rolf, Lizzie & Mikhail's new home|
I loved seeing Lizzie and Mikhail again as well. We used to have Monday night dinners at their house in Cape Town. I always loved to help Lizzie cook and play board games with her. Mikhail is their youngest son. Back then, Mikhail, Gabe (an American volunteer who became my little brother) and I used to hang out a lot. It was fun to be able to hang out with him again, now that he’s turning twelve on Friday, he still want to hang out with this old lady! ;-)
|Bottom right: Mikhail & me in 2008. |
Now he's almost just as tall as I am.!
Other than that, I’ve been hanging out at the Blouberg house. I’ll devote a full post about this special place (to me) in the coming days. What I used to love to do at the house is to cook and bake things. Well… I’ve been reliving my passion for this. Good thing is that the volunteers love to eat, so I’m very content to be in this element again! ;-)
|My first batch of shortbread at the house|
|Back at the farm:|
Chesne, Desiree, Kaylie & Natalie
Have a good Monday and enjoy your week!