hey stoffel, it’s your birthday

19 Oct

It was Stoffie’s birthday on Friday 15 October. I initially felt a small bit guilty about dragging Stof away from CT for his last birthday in SA for the next few years. So I regarded it as my responsibility to find us somewhere special and (importantly) cheap (cruise fund!) to stay for the night before his birthday.

My lovelies, I did good.

We stayed in the Marakele National Part in their tented camp. It is pretty frikkin gorgeous and perhaps one of the most lovely places we have visited as a couple.*So I raided the interwebs and have lifted some photies from this site (sorry and thanks) just so you can have a peek at the loveliness.

On the night before my beloved’s 36th b-day I cooked artichokes for starters (yum) and ostrich kebabs and a delicious salad for mains. Then, we sat by the fire looking up at the stars while being serenaded by the frogs and crickets. We retired as early as we could drag ourselves away from the night vista in order to wake up early-squirly. We drove to the top of the mountain (because one can in the Marakele National Park) and watched the sun rise over the Waterberg by ourselves on top of the world.

We saw many beautiful things.

Vultures gliding on the thermals of the rising sun. We (obv) did not make this video. Our amazingly talented friend did and it is lovely beyond any singing of it.

 

Majestic cliff tops. **

 

Rhinos and giraffes and kudu and impala and warthogs and snakes (long ones, crossing the road) and sable antelope.

We also went through a pretty awesome tunnel. Which is quite a metaphoric thing to do on a birthday.

Happy birthday, my love. May it be a year full of magic.***

* Which is saying a lot.

** The pics of the mountain, giraffe and tunnel are of dubious quality because I took them with my ‘berry. It was too lovely not to record in some way.

*** How can it not be, huh?

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4 Responses to “hey stoffel, it’s your birthday”

  1. Sid 19 October 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Man this looks like so much fun.

    Happy birthday to your husband.

  2. Agirl 19 October 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful. What a birthday! 🙂

  3. Che Kershaw 19 October 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    looks lovely! happy birthday to your lucky man!

  4. stofnsara 20 October 2010 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks Lovelies! It was a winner of a place. Although I’m fairly confident that next year’s birthday (probably in Fiji? or Vanuatu?) won’t be a disappointing one either. 🙂

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