For some odd reason & yes i cannot pin point it i have not posted a blog for a good few weeks, however i have been busy with odd bits and bobs, catching up with old and new friends-I met our very own Inspirational Foodie Tandy Sinclair & what a pleasure it was to meet her and learn so much about blogging & etc. Tandy gave me a wonderful bottle of vanilla and lavender sugar that she bottled herself.
Over the Womans Day weekend we had a huge (65 guests) family get together-yes my sister has a holiday house at Pecanwood and she invites the whole extended family for this weekend on a yearly basis & she really goes all out. Most of the guests stayed over from Friday till Tuesday, I am not going to go into all of the details of the weekend, but needless to say it stems from a very sgnificant day in the Hindu Calendar–RAKSHA BANDHAN which is the day all sisters tie a sacred string (RAKHEE) on their brothers wrist, asking the lord to always protect and guide him and in return the brother gives the sister a token gift. This year the date year marked for Raksha Bandhan was the 13/08/2011, but for convenience we celebrated it over the long weekend so that all my cousins from Durban and Cape Town could come. I have no brothers so we sisters usually tie for our cousins.