The first weekend of October was one of the best weekends I had in weeks! It was my dad’s 44th birthday on the 1st of October so we went for a Lindt Chocolate coarse. (It’s the Lues family’s favorite chocolate. Especially my dad’s.) Dear friends of ours looked after the little ones while we where out. We had such a fantastic experience!
During the first half of the coarse we learned some basic facts about chocolate and how to appreciate different kinds of chocolate with all five senses - taste, smell, feel, sight and sound.
Then we decorated lollypop chocolate balls, by dipping them in melted chocolate and then in crushed nuts and little white chocolate flakes. It was a lot of fun!
The chef that gave the class said that he would give a free Lindt chocolate bar to the one with the biggest chocolate lollypop and something else to the one with the most creative decorated lollipop!
Josua ended up making the biggest lollypop! Dipping the ball in the melted chocolate, then in the nuts, then back in the chocolate and back in the chocolate flakes! (Which was my idea at first! lol)
He could pick any Lindt chocolate bar of his choice and got the Crème Brûlée chocolate!
My mother was the most creative! She made a little face, by dipping it in the chocolate, then letting it “fall” on a plastic bag up-side-down. Letting it cool down and drawing a face with some more chocolate. She won two more chocolate “lolly-pops” Isn’t it so cute?
It is so pretty and doesn’t take long to make! He must have seen how much I liked it, because at the end he gave it to me!
I was so happy! I was always admiring those chocolate roses.
At the moment I’m saving all my money to go on another coarse, on how to work with chocolate.
On Saturday morning we went to “Ratanga Junction” which is a theme park in Cape Town. We left early the morning and we where there a few minutes before they opened at 10 am. It was a bit cloudy and cold when we arrived, it stayed cloudy throughout the day, but it wasn’t that cold.
First the younger ones rode airplanes that goes up and down.
Then some of us rode cars on tracks.
My parents CJ, Josua, Danika, Andrew and I went on a roller coaster in the shape of shoes.
Then some of us went on the big wheel. The little ons really wanted to ride it.
Some more airplanes!
Then we did the “Monkey Falls” which is a water ride.
CJ, Josua and I went first, while my parents looked after the little ones and took pictures.
That was really a lot of fun even though it was cold.
Aren’t they so cute?
Next was the “Cobra” which is the BIG roller coaster. You can see it from far away!
It is very fast, very high, very rough, very scary and lots of fun!
Waiting for our turn.
“Oh dear, what have I done to myself” lol! No turning back now.
Slowly being pulled up and then let go.....
My dad took this picture and I love it!
Everything happens SO fast, it is one of the best rides. But you must really have a lot of guts!
Then we did this thing, you sit in a round bucket that spins round and round, then turns in a small circle and then in another big circle. It was really fun and Danika and Andrew did it 6 times!
After that we did the “Diamond Devil” it looks like an old mine’s train tracks and you ride on the train:
This is all photos we have of the Diamond Devil, there where many more great things on this roller coaster, but we couldn’t take photos of it.
The little ones also rode a huge Merry-Go-Round, Michael enjoyed it tremendously!
I love this photo.
We also did the “Congo Queen”. It’s a boat that swings from one side to the other.
I loved it. We all had a lovely time and the little ones where so good.
We walked out at 16:45, 15min before they closed. We spend the entire day in the park! From the moment they opened at 10:00 to the moment they closed at 17:00.
After that my dear brother CJ spoiled us for a pizza dinner with money he made being a stunt rider for movies. It was a blessing to come home and not have to prepare a meal.
It was the most fun, we had in weeks. I hope you liked looking at the pictures.