Christmas Day we all woke up fairly early. Except Anthony who hadn't managed to get undressed or into bed the night before after going out with Sarah. We had breakfast and opened our presents in the living room with the whole family. We had decided to buy everyone a little present but were not expecting anything in return so it was nice to have some really nice present to open including a new rucksack for our travels and sleeping bags for our overland trip. Sarah also got a bottle of her favourite caramel vodka from her brothers.
Lunch had been booked at Rhebokskloof (Re-boks-klurf), a wine farm about 20 minutes down the road. There were about 20 of us at the table in total with Terry and Annabel's friend Jacqui, her husband and their family. There were lots of people there with many other large tables like ours and the food was buffet style which was good because you could choose what you wanted. It was a very hot day again and the main restaurant area was set up under a huge permanent canopy but they had to put big fans everywhere and still people were really suffering from the heat.
The setting was lovely with the big wine cellars behind you and the big gardens and dam. Not to mentioned all the vineyards. After our 3 courses both Sarah and I were stuffed!
In the afternoon the whole group returned to the farm where we all enjoyed the weather and messed around in the pool cooling off. Jacqui's sister was visiting from the UK with her husband and two young girls who were also enjoying the pool even though they had only learnt to swim the day before. The family are from Bovington so not far from us and one of the daughters also goes to Port Regis School where Claire and Guy used to work. Small world.
Once the sun had gone down we just spent the evening relaxing and playing games. It was a really nice day and everyone enjoyed it!