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We recently hiked the Hennops River hiking trail, I was looking forward to going but had no idea what to expect. Our girls did some research and said it was the best trail they could find in our area. They are seasoned hikers because of scouting, so we put our trust in their judgement and drove out to Hennops. The area was beautiful, with organised hiking and biking trails. We decided to hike at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can highly recommend this wonderful trail, it has breathtaking scenery and a pulley system contraption that you sit on to cross the river. I took one look at it when we arrived and thought to myself, (oh my word, I’m not sitting on that and crossing over the river!) but I did and it was fantastic!! If you stay near Hennops, do try to visit for the day, you won’t regret it.

Hope you are having a great week so far.

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Father and Son Time…

Cady and Rich Mtb Race

On Saturday, Richard and Cady did their first mountain bike race together in Nigel! They had a fantastic time and are already planning their next race in September and I hope to be joining them:)

Have a wonderful week.

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My Girls… Gig Adventure 2014

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All photos taken by Jen, Erin and the crew.

Jenna and Erin have just returned home from their Scout Gig Adventure weekend. They rowed down the Vaal River for 90km, it took them 20 hours. They started just before midnight on Friday and finished last night.

They had an amazing time, we are so proud of our girls! Well done!

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Creative Friday

Spiral-Cut Butternut spaghetti

I’ve had this spiral-cutter for quite some time and I’ve read about how people substitute marrows and butternut for spaghetti but I have never tried it. Well, yesterday Jen said she didn’t want wheat spaghetti so I suggested butternut. I was a little sceptical and really had no idea how this was going to turn out but I must say, it was delicious. We ended up eating a little later than usual because Richard also wanted to try some, so Jen and I baked another batch.

It’s so easy! Peel the butternut, spiral cut it and then spread it out on a baking tray. Drizzle some olive oil over it and some herb salt and bake until it’s cooked. It really is lovely with Bolognese mince or even on its own!

Have a great weekend!

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