People and spaces – I

On the 6th of December, at the bidding of Guust Flater, we headed to the home of a Dutch couple who settled in McGregor during 2013.  An auspicious evening for them:  it is on the 6th of December that Sinterklaas delivers gifts to Dutch children.

Guust Flater's invitation
Guust Flater’s invitation

What a celebration of people, their home and their heritage.  Their house is perched at the top of a hill with magificent views – every which way you look.

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And on the veranda:

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The carefully chosen menu consisted of their favourite and traditional Dutch dishes;  the taste of another home and another country, lovingly shared with us.

J&C_Menu_2014All accompanied by local wines from the McGregor and Roberson valleys.

As perfect as our meal, was the spectacular sight of the full moon rising over the valley.

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That full moon was high in the sky when we left the table and bade farewell to our marvellous hosts and a lovely evening.

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