Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Soundtrack: Offsprings' Greatest Hits, Snow Patrol, The Killers and R.E.M
Indulged in: prawns, oysters, wine, Pezula spa.

Knysna was absolutely exquisite. Even the weather played ball. I did feel like a true Joburger though, because sure, it wasn't summer sunshine, but the sun still shone and that was good enough for me and my lily white ass to hit the beach. There were the locals who were in jeans and light cardigans walking along the beach with their dogs, I decided to ignore them as I smoothed on sunscreen, popped the iPod on and lay on my colourful towel ignoring the chill in the wind.

We stayed at Pezula in a house (well, the word "house" isn't really fair...more like a modern mansion) on the golf course over looking the ocean. It was spectacular. I particularly enjoyed the early mornings - heaven knows why I can't sleep in on holidays. I would sneak out onto the balcony, hoping not to wake anyone, and enjoy a cup of coffee, the quiet and the sunrise. Peaceful.

The one and only night we decided to go out in Knysna, turned out to be ridiculously fun. We had all been joking that the six of us were going to be the only ones at the club. Knysna had been relatively dead. We arrived at Zanzibar Club and it was decorated with pink draping, pink feathers, pink everything. My first thought was: Damn. Where did all these guys come from? and then my second thought was: Hang on. Why are there soooo many guys?
The party that was night was called The Pink Mardi Gras. It was Gay Night in Knysna.
What a jol!
Men were either wearing feathers, checked shirts, shorts with calf-length socks, or dresses, complete with wigs, fishnets and red lipstick.
I was so looking forward to hearing YMCA; It's Raining Men and We Are Family, but they didn't play those songs. Disappointing.
Why is it that boerewors rolls always taste like heaven at 2am? I drenched mine in tomato sauce and mustard and gobbled it down. Good times.

European Boy played a round of golf at Pezula and I drove the golf cart around. No one was injured, surprisingly enough, not even the baboons who were de-fleaing each other on the course. I have no idea how golf works, or what the point is really... You hit the ball away and then you have to find it again (a few times) until you putt it into a hole. 18 times. I wouldn't have a clue whether the guys played like shit or like Tiger Woods so I just gushed at how great they were playing. It didn't go down well when I called out, very enthusiastically: "Good shot!" Apparently, it's not a good thing when it lands in a bunker, the water or the fynbos.

I was treated to the Pezula Spa and I felt ridiculously indulgent. EB booked us into a shoulder, back and neck massage and honestly, it was the best massage I have ever experienced. *sigh*
We made use of the water massage bed too, the steam room, the heated pool and the jacuzzi that happened to be outside. That was my favourite. It was drizzling outside and we kept warm, if you know what I mean. ;)
I felt like a princess - totally and utterly spoilt!

I loved every minute of it and yes it was too short. Aren't holidays always?

I'm not quite sure how I'm going to cope with a normal 5 day week.


Being Brazen said...

sounds so fabulous and a bit romantic ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Oh it was BB ;-)

Ruby said...

Argh sooo jealous!! :) You deserved it xx

po said...

It sounds so good! I hope you feel rested and refreshed. It's so hard to get back to work right?

Anonymous said...

good taste in music BS :) your trip sounds sooo good, argh I'm jealous of the jacuzzi+EB bit.

Miss T said...

oh man!!!! I DESPERATELY need a holiday. My brother was down in Knysna too now visiting the folks so I'm insanely jealous. Glad you got your well-deserved break lass :)

boldly benny said...

Sounds awesome - am glad you got some much deserved time out x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Ruby :-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Po, it is sooo hard to get back to work! Hmph -when's the next public holiday? *sigh*

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Anon... it was fun!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Aw Miss T - it is such a BEAUTIFUL place! wow!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Boldly Benny - I'm really thrilled I took the time off! So much better and not gonna leave a long gap between the next holiday! ;-)