One of my favorite things about moving is exploring and trying to figure out new places. Where is our new favorite grocery store? Our (my) new favorite coffee shop (his new favorite tea)? And best of all: anything great quality, great price, and nearby!

Today I found 2 new favorites. Danielle, our hostess and guide to all things South African, pointed me in the direction of a fabric outlet and a butcher.

Ok, I should probably never be allowed to visit this place on my own! It is multiple warehouses of ideas and projects just waiting to be brought to life!

I love the feel of it, the smell of it, the potential of all these racks of fabric!

The girls caught on to my enthusiasm! 😊

We will definitely be back!

And then it was on to the butchers’…

This store had our mouths water from the first moment. It smells of delicious cooked meat… Abi said it was the best smelling store she had ever been in!

And you can get your own breakfast haggis!

Or, more likely for our family, a delicious treat of ostrich steaks! Unfortunately, no crocodile, but I guess you can’t win them all.

The big score at the butchers’ today was fantastic biltong! It was the first time I actually thought biltong was better than American beef jerky. This packet didn’t last 5 minutes once we got home and I had to say “Take the last piece out of your mouth so I can get a picture before it’s gone!!” Yay for new favorites!

6 comments on “Exploring

  1. photojaq says:

    Can’t wait to see the things you will sew!

  2. Shan says:

    I am sooo envious of that fabric store.

  3. June says:

    We live too close to those two wonderful stores. Glad you found them, next is to venture down Beyers Naude to Westpack, once you move into your new home. Enjoy.

  4. Amanda Vieira says:

    I just love reading about your discoveries and happenings!
    I am so excited to see the things you will make out of those fabrics!!!!

  5. Kristy says:

    Oh, I know we will go to these places when I come to visit you!!

  6. Sally S Canright says:

    You are related to your mom. When you saw that fabric story your creative juices went crazy.

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