Ian and Ann Jenkins
Wolverhampton - UK
19 January 2004
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I met Ian and Ann at the Lady Hamilton Hotel and after a short "getting to know you" discussion we headed out to the Cape Winelands on a Winelands tour.
Ian and Ann at the Afrikaans language monument
Ian told me that he knew of a steam engine yard at the Paarl Station and as I did not know about this venue we went hunting for the place and after much driving around we very happilly found the steam engine yard at the back of the Dal Josophat station
As can be seen from the below pictures Ian was in seventh heaven while perusing around the yard/museum of trains.
Ian with Robin and Andrew - two of the maintenance men at the steam yard.
We moved on to Nelson's Creek winefarm where Victor (seen in picture) introduced us to the wines of the farm and also told us all about the New Beginnings venture.
We stopped in at Cotage Fromage for lunch where I caught Ian snapping away at taking pictures of Ann. JJ
We moved on to Kayamandi and without doubt this was a highlight of our day for all as the below pictures show.
Handing out fruit to the kids of Kayamandi
Watiswa from Bani Bagosto showing Ann some dancing steps
Ian and Ann joining in with Bani Bagosto
Ian having fun with the young choir
On leaving Kayamandi we saw these young local kids having fun with their soap box go-kars in front of the Ikamva Lethu Centre.
After bidding Mzwake goodbye we travelled through Stellenbosch on a short tour before returning back to Cape Town.
What a wonderful day this was. I had lots in common with Ian and Ann that from th minute we met I knew that this tour would "work". Kayamandi was a super special event for us all especially when Bani Bogosto sang our very own Nkosi Sikelele. Ian and Ann went with the flow in all that we did and it seemed as if we clicked on all our ideas and thoughts. This in turn resulted in a marvellous day for us all.
THANK YOU IAN & ANN