Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tulbagh Christmas in Winter 2015

Sisters: Amanda, Jessica and Samantha

Last Sunday our family went to Tulbagh for the "Christmas in Winter" weekend event. You might think it's strange that I'm doing a post about Christmas in the month of June. While all my readers in the Northern Hemisphere are having fun in the sun, we're experiencing winter below the Equator. We don't get to experience a cold Christmas, so a historical town near us got this neat idea to have a yearly event during our winter in June that includes Santa and Glühwein (German mulled wine).

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Big brother, Jeremiah, and
little sister, Amanda

Youth playing xylophones
Hubby took this photo of
me and the girls.

Tulbagh had a well organized two-day event. Entrance tickets were not expensive and you only had to pay once for both days. Included was a brochure with a map and program as well as a Christmas hat. For a little bit more money you could go wine tasting at the many different wine estates with the wine glass that was included. Kids were for free.

We spent most of our time on Church Street looking at the various food and craft stalls, museums, and art galleries. The museums were included in the price of the tickets. We only visited two wine estates as half of our group wasn't old enough to do the wine tasting. We do want to go back, because Tulbagh has many wine estates and we would love to visit them.

Hubby and the kids

Baby Jesus in a baby carriage

Cat lying on a hay stack

Dog dressed up for Christmas
Tulbagh Country Guest House

Glühwein for sale at the
Tulbagh Country Guest House

Tulbagh Country Guest House

Tulbagh Country Guest House

Tulbagh Country Guest House

Tulbagh Country Guest House

Tulbagh Country Guest House



Cape Dutch Quarters

We bought Amanda a noise making toy
from one of the crafters


Great Dane

Little Dog

Gift Shop Tulbagh

Gift Shop Tulbagh

Entrance to an Art Gallery

Community Gardens Produce

Community Gardens Produce



Parade

Santa handing out sweets

The girls bought animal hats


This lady was in period dress
at the Victorian era Museum

Curious Cats Gift Shop

Curious Cats Gift Shop

Girls listening to live music at
the Saronsberg Wine Estate

Santa tractor ride at Saronsberg

Entrance into
Montpellier Wine Estate

View of a Little Church fromthe Montpellier Entrance
Hubby took this photo

Fountain at
Montpellier Wine Estate






All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

Another neat annual event near
us is the Nuy Valley Feast

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jason's Hill: Wine Cellar and Bistro


On the day we took Jeremiah to the Opstal Wine Estate for wine tasting, we stopped in at Jason's Hill Bistro for lunch. Both estates are hidden gems located in the idyllic Slanghoek Valley, which is part of the Breede River Valley wine region and both are really worth a visit.

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Jason's Hill






The landscape I painted in a recent
Art Workshop Weekend.








Jeremiah looking at the view
from the bistro's balcony.



Jason's Creek
Classic Red

Our eldest child, Jeremiah

Our youngest child, Amanda,
with her kiddie's meal.



Hubby took this photo of me

Amanda at the playground

Amanda on the trampoline

Big brother having a go

Father and Son


The Cape Wine Routes - Destinations and Attractions

Kap Weingebiete, Südafrika - Reiseziele und Attraktionen



All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

Jason's Hill - Part 1

Jason's Hill - Part 2

Jason's Hill - Part 3


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