12 October, 2008

come and gone.

So my Mom has come and gone already, it was that quick. Why does saying goodbye never get any easier? I only get to see my family again in December, and it feels like a life time away.

But in the mean time, I have these great memories to look back on...

After picking up my Mom at the airport, we headed to our favourite little restaurant in Gordons Bay, Miguels Al Forna. We basically live there, it's right on the beachfront and its one of those places that does not look like much from the outside, but has the most amazing food and atmosphere.

Eating ice-cream from the little shop next door. I don't think this shop has changed since the 80's and neither have the prices. I even feel guilty buying there, because it is so cheap.

Saturday, we headed of Canal Walk for some retail therapy, and then spent the rest of the day relaxing home.

On Sunday we decided to head out and see if we could spot some whales. We saw a whole of none! So we headed over to Kalk Bay harbour, and had such an awesome time. Kalk Bay harbour is a little fishing harbour, so the local fisherman bring their catch and sell it in the harbour. Besides the fish being as fresh as you can get, it's pretty cheap and the fisherman are hysterically funny. So you just have a good time.


We also got to meet the other locals too, the seals. Who hang around waiting for any scrap of fish they can get, and judging from the size, they ain't doing to badly. They are way to cute and the kids (okay us too) love them...


We then had lunch at Live Bait, what a great little restaurant. Before heading back to the airport we stopped off for a quick walk on Muizenberg beach. What is it about those little beach huts that always get me excited, no matter how many times I see them?



Another great weekend. Thanks Mom for an awesome weekend and for even better memories, we miss you already.




12 comments:

allie said...

Its easy to see what a bond you and your Mom have, Hayley.

A mother/adult daughter frinedship is one of God's great gifts - I know, I have awesome grown kids too

Ness said...

I love how you do those collage things, how do you do it? Picasa?

Keith said...

Hi Hayley, love the pictures. Thanks for sharing the weekend we us.

Heather Nicole said...

Haley, I am so glad you had a good time with you mom. You are a wonderful photographer!..and you make cute collages. Like I said before, I love looking at the photos of SA. The water looks beautiful! I have heard that they are shark infested tho...is that so? Anyway...take care! Heather

David Richardson said...

Looks like fun. I'm happy for you. Now you've got me missing my mom too. Ha! Ha!

Hayley said...

Hi Ness, yip its Picasa, saves some space, else my post would be forever long.

Hayley said...

hey Allie,
I know, she is seriously one of my best friends!

Hayley said...

Thanks Keith, when are we seeing your photos?

Hayley said...

Thanks Heather,
So glad you like the photo's and I love 'showing off' our country ;-)
With regards to the sharks. Yip, there are great whites here, especially in this bay, False Bay. Surfers get attacked but very seldom, its still safe to swim.

Hayley said...

Thanks for the comment David, glad I made you think of your Mom too :-)

Mom said...

Hi love it was great spending the weekend with you and Faf. Don't worry the time will soon pass. Love Mom

Miller said...

So you guys had muscles I guess at Miguels - lucky fishes!

Sounds like you had an awesome time!