We are in lock down again as we try to avoid the Delta strain and I am thinking of Belfields, the wine farm we visited last year. We stayed in ‘the Stables.’ It was originally the stables for their horses, then it became a wine tasting venue and eventually they changed it into a little cottage. It was very quaint and cozy and it had all we needed for two nights. It is not far off from the N2 highway yet it is quiet. I often think about it when we drive past. It is a treat to be able to slip away from the daily routine and take a few days in the country.
When I was in my twenties I considered myself a camping lass but as I have grown older I have learned to appreciate the common comforts of a warm bed and a private bathroom. Even although I am still happy to rough it I enjoy a little spoiling from time to time.
I enjoyed taking early morning and evening walks, wondering around the garden. There were big mushrooms the size of dinner rolls, fruit orchards and a wonderful view showing up from between the trees and the foliage. It was a peaceful garden, just right for a retreat!
In the meantime: what am I up to? It is poring cats and dogs here and I am very busy creating mandalas which you can see if you visit me at my Instagram account morag_armstrong_noffke