My folks were in town these past few days. They stayed in a stunning B&B just down the road from us because we recently got rid of one of our two queen-size beds in the lead-up to the conversion of the spare room into Goran's room proper. It all worked out really well; my dad would drop off my mom at the house with me and Goran in the mornings on his way to a conference he was attending at Wits Medical School, then come join us all for dinner in the evenings.
While they were here this time, I really wanted to show them two places that I love and consider quintessentially Jozi, one being Melrose Arch (where Lee proposed to me on our ten-year 'going out anniversary' back in 2004), the other being 44 Stanley. Below are a series of shots I snapped whilst meandering around the latter on Sunday.
My mom is a serious bibliophile, and was thrilled to find a copy of this out-of-print book she's been wanting for ages now. (It was actually one of my personal faves growing up).
After that we headed to the charming Cape Dutch-style Carvers restaurant near home for a fabulous buffet lunch (R135pp). Their beef-and-beer stew is to die for, although I wasn't too impressed with the puddings.
A lovely little shop I came across at Lifestyle Home Garden yesterday.
It's one of the few places my mom and I found that stocks winter onesies in 12 - 18 months, the size Goran is wearing now. Yip, at almost 10kg my sproglet is already as big as the average one-year old! Hard to believe when you look at pics of him born only seven months ago, at a paltry 1.78kg. On Monday this week (Madiba's birthday), Goran was officially out (in the real world) for exactly the same amount of time that he was in (my womb). Thirty weeks apiece.