On Sunday morning, right after church our friends picked us up to go for brunch. Funny thing is that I didn’t actually make it to church. All of us (them, Elijah and myself) slept late (both of our alarms were not set properly — oops!), but I didn’t think that I would be ready to join the others in time, seeing as I had to feed and dress Elijah after I had to got ready. They were kind enough to offer to pick us up after church and take Elijah and I out for brunch anyway.
We decided to got to Willowbridge Shopping Centre located in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. This is an open-air shopping mall which features art, shopping, dining and entertainment. Many of the restaurants have outside seating areas, so after perusing around for a bit, we pulled up a few chairs at Primi Piatti and relaxed in the shade. This Italian inspired restaurant serves a wide variety of meals, and also has a decent breakfast menu too. We were all looking for something light, but the best dish (of those that we ordered) was the Crispy Bacon & Chunky Salsa (pictured below).
Sweet Tayla, my god-daughter, was the self-designated babysitter for the day. She took care of little Elijah the entire time. We never had to worry about whether he was okay, because she was entertaining him and giving him lots of love. We eventually put him into the Ergo carrier so that it was easier for Tayla to carry him around, and before long he was asleep and stayed that way until all of us had finished eating our food.
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We missed Justin very much but by this stage he was already on the first of three flights that were bringing him closer and closer to us. Here are some pictures from our Sunday morning brunch. Most of them are of Tayla and Elijah, but what can I say, they are just too sweet not to photograph!
|Crispy Bacon & Chunky Salsa|
This is definitely something we will have to try at home – Two soft tortillas, served with fresh avocados, cherry tomatoes and spring onions. Mixed through with crispy bacon and garden-rsh rocket. Drizzled with salsa verde and a feta and yogurt dressing. With two poached eggs to top it all off.
After lunch we grabbed some droewors (dried sausage – another South African favourite) to munch on while we drove home. We gave Elijah a piece to gum on, and he absolutely loved it. When we tried to take it from him to check that it wasn’t coming apart, he reached out his arms, flexed his fingers and his eyes went big. Gimme gimme gimme!
|Now you’re South African, my boy!|
Thank you to our sweet friends for taking Elijah and I out for brunch – I promise to set my alarm properly next time. I am excited to go to church here in Cape Town again. Next Sunday Justin will be able to go too, so it will be nice to attend as a family for the first time in South Africa.