I couldn’t believe my luck, regarding the weather, as well as just how nicely everything worked out for my stay in Johannesburg.
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It was supposed to be cold weather and so I’d brought the requisite jackets.
But there I was at 4 PM, sitting in a beautiful garden at Morrells Boutique Hotel in the old-rich neighbourhood of Northcliff, in Johannesburg, in a sleeveless sun dress.
Thank goodness I’d actually even managed to pack a nice summery dress into my luggage, considering it was winter.
I would have been sorely out of place in my usual African safari attire of a white or black shirt, a long khaki jacket, slim pants and long boots.
The rest of my luggage was full of safari stuff as I was heading on to a safari in the Northern Cape and then to a second safari in Pilansberg National Park, after Johannesburg.
|Our afternoon tea hostess in Joburg,
the lovely Chantalle Pietersen
I was the last to arrive as I came from a morning at the spa.
30 of our friends and readers were arriving in Joburg for a trip with me around Northern Cape in two days’ time, and I’d purposely flown into South Africa earlier than everyone to get a little bit of sorely needed “me time.”
And when I got to the venue, in front of me was a table so beautiful that I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
The setting itself in a gracious garden was lovely, but the table was straight out of a wedding magazine.
It was full of the most exquisite cakes, the daintiest sandwiches and truly the loveliest flowers.
I’ve been to many fancy and glamorous afternoon teas all over the world, living a Travelife.
No kidding. You name it, I’ve done it.
It’s been a truly lucky and wonderful life, as someone on our Facebook Fan page commented just the other day.
And not a single day goes by that I don’t remember how lucky I am to be living the life I want — which is a never-endingly eventful Travelife.
|Just before lunch in the middle of the Moroccan dessert,
at a gorgeous Relais & Chateaux property
Almost everyday is an amazing and a busy day.
Every day is full of meeting such nice and interesting people and having happy and memorable experiences.
But I work hard as well. In fact, I work 20 hours a day on average, but it just doesn’t seem like work when you’re on a never-ending Travelife.
It’s not a perfect life, as no one’s life is. But it’s certainly a most wonderful life.
And one of these truly happy experiences in my recent Travelife was afternoon tea with the ladies of Johannesburg last May, at Morrells Boutique Hotel.
The afternoon was perfect, the ladies were fun, and the endless food was just wonderful.
And never have I seen a table so beautifully done with sweet and savoury treats as that spread on that enjoyable afternoon at Morrells Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, in May, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.