I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed weekend.
Here is a glimpse at what I got up to....
PS: Be prepared for a photo overload!!
|At the Roman bath which is not in use in winter but has an amazing view of the dam|
|Waiting to register|
|The package includes lunch and was it divine...chicken pie, avo salad and homemade farm bread and real farm butter!|
|Champagne to kick start the pampering...|
|Before lunch they washed our feet and slipped on some super soft and comfy slippers|
|Arm and hand massage with lavender oil...|
|My leg and foot massage|
|Tuschka's leg and foot massage|
|Getting ready to lie down for the full body hot stone massage.....it was heavenly I actually fell asleep...|
|Having a break between treatments and enjoying the awesome weather (can't complain about winter...although I still|
do) and a drink before our orange blossom facials.
|After your treatments Zau treats you to a dessert....this chocolate cake was so yummy!!|
|One of the clues I sent Tuschka was that we were staying "grand" ....knowing I had booked the Grent room at the|
guesthouse. "Grent" is the way many Afrikaans speaking people pronounce "Grand"
|Our beautiful eclectic room...I will blog about the spa and guest house in detail on Wednesday|
|All pampered and covered in lavender oil but the bed looked so comfy!!|
|Little touches.....the candle light bath was so relaxing|
|The basin....warning not very short people friendly....|
|Some sherry....we drank some when we got back from dinner while lying in bed|
reading....bliss I tell you bliss!!!
|As has become tradition when visiting the spa we had dinner at "As Greek as it gets" it is the most amazing little|
Greek restaurant.........Stavros the owner is a force to be reckoned with and adds his own special flavor to your
|Chicken fillets filled with feta cheese with potatoes wedges.|
|On Saturday we took a couple of photos at the spa and the guesthouse for a little bit of fun...|
|Oy vey....you cant take me anywhere|
|We headed into Cullian for breakfast. Cullian is a little mining town about 30km from Pretoria. It has become|
a town with a lot of artists and it has that arty eclectic feel to it
|Sitting in the garden at the Whispering Oak restaurant|
|The roses are beautiful which makes sitting in the garden a fragrant affair|
|I know it is not good for my heart but man I love me some bacon and eggs....|
|One of the shops had this unique Chandelier .....it is made from metal coffee mugs which used to be used by the|
|This is where all the stuff we through out comes to find a second life...|
|Those are metal coffee pots in a bath turned into a fountain...|
|I love smellies......so I ended up spending a fortune in this little shop called...wait for it....Love is.....|
|Sweet little strawberry patch bike with flowers|
|Getting ready to leave......so sad but the weekend was a resounding success with both of us resting and relaxing|
I really am blessed to have been able to surprise my friend but also to enjoy the surprise with her!!