3. For me no holiday is complete without some reading. Both of the novels I chose to read have been made into movies. The first, Submarine, is a Catcher in the Rye type book, but I thought that the teen here was more messed up, which made for an entertaining read. The second, The Help, is one of those books I had no interest in reading, until I picked it up to see what it was about. I finished it in two days. It was that good.
4. Christmas time is awesome because you get to eat delicious treats that only come round once a year, like mince pies and my personal favourite, Christmas Cake. But this year I discovered my two favourite things combined into one delicious dessert: Christmas Cake Ice Cream. I first tried this little piece of heaven in Howick at the Corner Post. I also ate Christmas Pudding and found out while I was eating it what suet means. My family was beside themselves in fits of laughter, while I continued to eat the pudding. It was only when my sibling said “You don’t know what suet is do you?” that I realized it was something I wouldn’t usually eat. Suet is raw beef or mutton fat, usually from around the loins of kidneys. Nom, nom, nom.
5. What would a holiday be without some drinking? This year we discovered Rose and Lemonade. As my Nan said “It’s a great drink. You can drink it throughout the day and not get drunk.” Nuff Said.
6. Before leaving for Durban, I decided to embrace one of my past times and do some light crafting. I made my BFF this sloth. His name is Maurice and he is a three-toed sloth. He is on his way to Melbourne now.
7. We also went to a game reserve and saw some rhino. I have never been so close to them before in the wild. This place also happens to be run by a community. It is also the infamous reserve that sold a rhino for R900 000 to be hunted.
And that was my vaykayshun for 2011.