|Streets Cafe, Stellenbosch Square shopping mall, a must visit for anyone in this area!|
The title of today's post is the isiXhosa expression to say, "Farewell!"
IsiXhosa is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa, and a very beautiful one at that, ranking second, with English coming in at 5th place. Of further interest, Nelson Mandela is of isiXhosa origin.
Anyway, as a proudly South African citizen, I have chosen to use this expression, in particular, today, as a tribute to the final day of 2010. Furthermore, my wish for 2011 is that this wonderful country of ours will make even greater strides in our 16 year old democracy. Let us all build on the tremendous successes achieved in 2010! Please click the read more button below to continue...
How did YOU spend the very last day of the year 2010?
My husband and I had some shopping to do for the weekend ahead and drove through to our favoured mall, which is situated a leisurely 15 minute drive from home and on the outskirts of the very picturesque town of Stellenbosch (I will blog about this quaint historic town in a future post).
The mall is named Stellenbosch Square and is a delightfully convenient set up, not too big yet it has a good selection of shops and we find it ideal, especially when everywhere else is super busy.
The meaning of the Street in all ways and at all times is the need
for sharing life with others and the search for community
~ Virginia Hamilton ~
Anyway, as we quite often do, we had lunch at one of our favourite spots, a charming little restaurant named "Streets Cafe," which is a husband and wife owned and operated concern.
We really do enjoy going there. The range of meal options is good and varied. The food is of a consistently high quality, always well presented and, fairly priced. Everything is produced on site and is unfailingly fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is friendly, laidback and exactly as I assume one would find when patronising Street Cafe's around the world.
The decor is quite delightful, a trompe l'oeil extravaganza of beautifully depicted Street scenes from around the world, representative of the menu choices on offer. Today, while we were waiting for our meal to be served, I decided to capitalise on the moment and snap a few pictures to share with you on my blog.
|Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending|
~ Maria Robinson ~
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment
wisely and earnestly
~ The Buddha ~
And now, as each of us looks forward to the dawn of tomorrow, 1st January 2011, it would be prudent if we try to practise the following:
Resolve to be tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving,
and tolerant with the weak and wrong.
Sometime in life you will have been all of these.
~ Dandy Lion ~
HAPPY NEW YEAR