Janet and Tony Richardson
Linden - New South Wales -Australia
17 July 2004
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I met Janet and Tony and the Spier Hotel where they were staying and after we got aquainted we made our way to Rust en Vrede winefarm
We enjoyed a wine experience and tasting on the farm
Janet and Tony in the Cape Winelands
We stopped at Mooiberg Farm stall where the Richardsons had their first taste of witblits (white lightning) JJ
After our visit to Mooiberg we made our way to the Afrikaans language Monument in Paarl.
On our way to the language monument we met up with the kids seen in the above and below pictures. We gave some of them a ride back home and afterwards we had an incident with them which showed that they were not as innocent as they seemed to be however in the long run the event did not affect our tour at all.
Tony and Janet silhoutted by the Afrikaans language monument
The Richardsons with the Paarl Valley behind them as seen from the Afrikaans Language Monument area.
After our visit to the Afrikaans Language Monument we moved on to Kayamandi
The two teachers Janet and Nozandile in Nozandiles's home
Having fun with the kids in Kayamandi
Joining in the "Trash for Fruit" project.
Tommy showing some of the kids in Kayamandi the video footage he had taken of them.
Janet with a lady who was balancing 10kg on rice on her head as if it was as light as a feather.
Having a discussion with Mzwake in Nozandile's old shack home.
After our journey to Kayamandi we all went to Die Volkskombuis for a traditional Afrikaans dinner and thereafter I took the Richardson's back to Spier where we unfortunately had to say farewell to each other.
The Richardson's were such a wonderful couple to tour with. It actually is hard to find words to describe their fabulous, humane attitude to the people of this world. Together we certainly had a relaxing journey through the Winelands as we never pushed to see "more" and did all our touring very qualitatively. The Richardson's had an amazing sense of appreciation as to what Cape Town could offer and this made my touring with them so much easier from my side. Our parting ways at Spier was rather tough for me however I somehow or other sense I will meet this wonderful couple again one day. Here's hoping!!!
THANKS FOR ALL TONY AND JANET