Aaarrrggghhh… I’m feeling like total poo today! Not even my usual Myprodol fix has made a dent. So why am I feeling this way exactly? Well because I had a freakin’ awesome time at the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek yesterday!
Having recently (ok not so recently) turned 30, I now have to start acting like a responsible adult every now and again. Well I try my best… So we decided to get a shuttle service to drive us to Franschhoek and back. Didn’t cost too much, only R125 pp between 8 of us. This meant as much debauchery as we wanted! Woohoo!
Two of the gals in our group went all out and dressed to theme – which is something I will have to do next year for sure. Here’s Clouds looking uber chic in her French inspired number:
And just look at the cute earrings Tess was rocking:
Here’s a pic of the whole gang – still looking all fresh and ready to go:
OK onto the food & wine… entrance to the main marquee cost R100 and they were sold out! Which meant there were a lot of very disappointed people standing outside – looking totally miserable. HAHA to you! Luckily I was clever enough to pre-book my ticket on Webtickets before hand. (A good tip for everyone planning to go next year)
The marquee was lined with awesome food & wine stands. And then there was also a little stage area with some live music.
You got 5 wine sample tickets and a free tasting glass upon entry… so we decided to get cracking and check out everything that was on offer.
Leigh almost lost her brain when she spotted these:
Now I have never actually tried one. But I just can’t get past the snotty looking goo part. It’s totally gross man! At only R8 a pop though, Leigh was in heaven. I much rather prefer CHEEEESE…
The brie was my favourite. And I so wanted to buy some before we left, but then I got too drunk and totally forgot. Bummer. Anyhoo – Graham Beck, one of my favourites, was also there and had a very pretty stand:
And then I was very excited to see Chamonix wines! I’ve actually been in Chamonix in France, so I was super excited to be tasting some “real deal” French wine again. But turns out its actually made here in SA… hmmm, false advertising! But it was pretty good nonetheless.
Haute Cabriere was there as well – I love their Pierre Jourdan sparkling wines soooo much, I tried to steal a bottle.
Now I knew I was in for a looooong day of drinking – so I decided to line my stomach well. First I had a French style lamb burger from Le Caurtier Francais – it was so delicious, I had sauce all over my face as I murdered it!
For dessert I had some “regte egte Afrikaans tannie pannekoeke”. Now, I seriously love pancakes. Like seriously… if I happened to be standing next to a innocent little kid who was about to dig into one, I would grab it right from underneath that little kid’s nose without even blinking. Due to this “passion” of mine, I also have really high standards. They were only R5 and looked all fluffy and perfect:
Sadly… they totally skimped on the cinnamon sugar and it was super bland. I almost freakin’ cried… sob. Luckily I had this to cheer me up:
We organised ourselves a sweet spot at a table outside and settled in to enjoy the sunshine (was an awesome 25 degrees yesterday – is it still winter btw!?!). Basically the rest of the day consisted out of lots of drinking, chilling, chatting, laughing & some drunken pictures… like this one…
And this one…
It was only a matter of time before “Kandi” arrived… ready for world domination of course!
Luckily though, they managed to get me back onto the shuttle just in time to avoid my evil plotting coming to fruition. haha!
Back at home, I passed out at around 8pm – after shoveling down a massive chocolate cup cake and a big chunk of cheese – nice combination huh. The choices you make when you’re drunk… I woke up this morning still clenching the little cup cake wrapper thingy in my hands…
Oh well, the little bit of pain & suffering today is totally worth it, cause we had such an amazing day yesterday. I can’t wait for next year!
OK, gonna go nap now. xxx