Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Date Ideas

Okay sooo we all have been in love or is in love or has been in love since day one! What ever the case is, being in love is probably one of the best feelings we can experience... there is a few good feelings but at the moment I am in the 'In love' feeling.

Because I am going on holiday next month and I want to treat my boyfriend for a date night. I googled just to get inspired....I know I want to take him to the movies and then maybe something afterwards... 

But here are a few ideas for a nice date - only you two!

  • Be silly - Challenge each other, go to the magic company, laser shooting even tenpin bowling (Carnival City).
  • Learn to dance - Go for a romantic couple dance class.
  • Have brunch together - Go to a coffee shop or a nursery (some nursery usually have really nice restaurants where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and something to eat).
  • Visit your old schools - Whether you were in the same school or different schools, tell school memories to each other - please don't tell stories about your ex's that's just a NONO!!
  • Get physical - and by this I mean do exercise together, work out a 'work-out' plan.
  • Hit the open waters - If you don't live near the coast, you can visit a dam or river close by. Go fishing or go out a boat with a bottle of wine and some snacks and maybe a beer for your man. 
  • Go see a show - whether it is a comedian preforming or a theater show. Pick something you both will enjoy.
  • Take a tour - Brewery or a wine tour is always a fun idea. Sometimes you get driven around by a bus (this is when you do the wine tour - not sure the brewery).
  • Visit a bookstore - Purchase a book of your choice, something you enjoy and make a swap, read what interest your partner has. 
  • Be cheesy - This will be ideal for a stay at home winter night in front or the fire place, experiment different cheeses and wine and just .... taste cheese! 
  • Document your night - Make a documentary of your night but be sure to make it fun... make memories! You can maybe ... just maybe play this back for your children one day.
  • Go to a Rugby game - it doesn't have to be Rugby, but Rugby is my favorite so obviously I'm picking this. Make sure you are supporting the same team to avoid disappointment! ;)
  • Go to the drive in - If you still live in a country where you have a drive in, take your girls or your boy! This is probably one of the most classic dates you will ever go on.
  • Dinner at the roadhouse - Messy burgers, milkshake and people running on roller blades... okay maybe I'm pushing the roller blades but that would have been pretty awesome.
  • Hit the club - Just go out and dance the night away with your partner. Have a shooter together, be surprised how your partner actually enjoy themselves. 
  • Masterchef! - I call this masterchef because this is what me and my boyfriend calls it we had masterchef Friday night and it was awesome! Whether you are baking or cooking together, cook like a chef, eat like royalty and clean like a servant! - ALL Together! 
  • Fulfill your bucket list - If you don't have toooo much expectations regarding your bucket list and you are a plain Jane, you can actually help tick off at least one or two bucket list desires for your partner. 
  • Road trip - Take a road trip, even if it is just an hour away or if your budget is a little bigger hit the coast or a place you both want to visit. 
  • Movie night - Have a movie night, watch something you both want to. Eat popcorn, drink slushy and have smarties and most important have a kiss session!
  • Drinks - If your partners day was too long, take your partner for a drink to help them relax.
  • Plan a picnic - Get a perfect spot with a perfect view and wine, snack and just enjoy each others company.
  • Play board games - Go back in time where we still used to play board games and order pizza with fizzy drink! 
  • Head to the spa - Book a spa treatment for you and your partner and just relax the day away.
  • Stargaze - Get lost in the beautiful night by packing a picnic bag and get a spot where you can just lay on a blanket and watch the starts.... Catch a fallen star and putt it in your pocket never let it fad away... Oh yes or make a fire and 'braai' marshmallows. 
  • Take a surprise trip - Arrange a surprise trip and just go away for a weekend or a few days, don't spoil the surprise by telling your partner where you planning to go!
Well if you have any other ideas for a awesome date or just something couples can do together feel free to mail me or comment.

Never ignore the person that truly loves you. 
Because one day you will realize you lost the 
moon while counting the starts.

I'll update you what I will be doing for our date night (with phodies)

Have a great day and be safe!


Friday, 15 April 2016

Holiday in May 2016

Finally... okay well not finally, but it is almost time for my holiday.

We are a family of 8 (well my brothers little one is bit to young to go with us and Koekie our fearless over confident Fox terrier doggy - they will not be joining us for the holiday) we are going to the coast...

This year "I" decided to arrange our family vacation to the coast but first making a few stops just to get into the holiday vibe! If you follow my blog, you'll remember we went to Nelspruit, God's Window, Kruger National Park etc. last year, well this year we are taking the opposite route.

Beaufort West
We will sleep there for one night and this is when the holiday vibes really start to kick in. Beaufort West is in the Karoo. 

Beaufort West View
 Young's Budget Accommodation
I love this place we always stay over when we drive down.

Map of Beaufort West

When we used to live in Mosselbay and visit our family and friends in Cape Town we would drive through Swellendam and this time I told my parents why don't we stay over for two days.

View from Swellendam

Map of Swellendam

I lived in Mosselbay for 3 - 4 years (finished school) and I miss this place sooooo much. 
So we decided to visit again. I am a member of the ATKV (Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereeniging) so when I booked the accommodation with them I kind of scored, as I was getting better tariffs. 

We are staying at ATKV resorts

 ATKV is busy at the moment to upgrading some of their facilities. So this doesn't look like this anymore - it seems its better now.


Sea view - Hartenbos

I love this center - there is a shell shop we always visit and we always buy a souvenirs there!

'Warm water' swimming pools. We are going in winter so think we will definitely be visiting.

Mosselbay Point - I love it as you always see school of dolphins.

Just a few more pictures...

Beautiful rocks

Santos Harbor

Diaz Beach

Map of Hartenbos/Mosselbay/Diaz - we will be all over the place.

This is what updates you can expect next month on my blog - Travelling content!

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I will also be sharing some of my own photos next month and just all the exciting things about my holiday..... Squuuuuuuck! Can't wait.

Have a great weekend everyone - remember be safe
And support the Emirates Lions!!! :D