Friday, 2 May 2014

Workers Day ... 1 May 2014

Yesterday was a holiday in South Africa and instead of attending our Region's Family Fun Day I decided to spend the day with my boys ... My hunny didn't feel like working in the garage so I took full advantage of the hours we had with him.

We started off the day very slowly and after getting showered and dressed we drove through to Melrose Arch ... Connor had mentioned to me a while ago that he would like to go and see what it is all about.  This is what it says on their internet page ...

Melrose Arch’s new urban design creates a rare quality of in and out-doors residential, commercial, retail and leisure spaces. Bustling with boutique browsers and café culture, Melrose Arch offers a truly international high street fashion experience, alfresco style, leading to the sparkling retail galleria that provides the stage on which over 100 of the country’s top retailers re-define the face and future of shopping.

Savour the unique tastes of twenty restaurants and coffee shops on the Square, Piazza and street-sides. Live, work, play, shop or stay, you’ll enjoy Melrose Arch’s people-friendly meeting places, amazing buildings and curved streets and a vibrant atmosphere that is simply out of this world! Discover why Melrose Arch has been voted the place to see and be seen for 8 consecutive years by the Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards. You’ll believe it when you see it.

We took a liesurely stroll around, popping into Clicks and a toy store called Trains Planes & Automobiles and of course a visit to Exclusive Books where Connor bought me my Mother's Day gift ... The War of the Wives ~ At your husband's funeral you don't expect to discover his other wife ... by Tamar Cohen ~ I have never heard of this author however the title caught my eye.  We then looked around for somewhere to eat and settled on PIZAeVINO.

 The boys tried their craft beers and I had a delicious banana milkshake ... it tasted like it had fresh banana in it.
 Richard ordered a pasta dish with meatballs and along with the dish came an apron which the waiter fastened for him ... he really enjoyed his meal.
Connor settled on a calzone which he did justice to ... It was brimming with fillings.

And I had a Cinderella Pizza which had butternut, pumpkin seeds, red onion and goat's cheese.

When we were finished we took a slow stroll back to the car and mozied on over to Mandela Square in Sandton ... Connor wanted to see what was on offer at their Exclusive Books.  While he was scouring the shelves we ordered a hot drink at
Tea for my hunny, latte for me and Connor had a MochaNilla ... Chocolate and vanilla syrup in a latte.
After another stroll through Exclusive we took a slow drive home stopping at McD's for an ice cream.  We spent the evening on the couch in the lounge reading.  What a wonderful holiday day.

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