On the 16th August, on what turned out to be a gorgeously sunny Sunday, Heinrich and Sonja tied the knot at Schoone Oordt. I honestly believe that hosting such happiness feeds this old house’s soul, never mind the old souls that live here!

We set up one long table in the conservatory for 36 adults and 8 children for lunch and Roy conjured up the most delicious Mediterranean Peasant-style menu… Fresh tomato & basil, Roy-made olive tapenade and mozzarella & anchovy bruschette serve with bubbles after the ceremony… Starters of spicy tomato soup topped with fresh cream & chives served with chorizo frittata.. Then buffet of Mediterranean-style lamb, fresh herbed roasted chicken pieces, chargrilled aubergine salad, tuscan bean salad, pine-nut, parsley & celery stuffed and oven-roasted red peppers and mint & roasted almond couscous…

Then to end it, delicious chocolate mud cake from the Old Gaol Coffee Shop up the road and Malva Pudding with Ali-made vanilla ice-cream from real double thick cream from the farm… Yummy!

In true South African style, the men moved into the lounge to watch rugby on the big screen, the girls drank a little too much wine and all in all a very good party was had by all…

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