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Sister Visits

My sister Tandi returned from London for a friend of hers wedding. She came a little earlier for the bachelorette and then flew down to Cape Town for 4 days to visit me. Part of her trip was that she would work in the Cape Town office and have Skype meetings to London. This meant we got to spend the mornings and evenings together.

The first thing I did was buy fresh Dahlia’s to put into the spare bedroom for her arrival. 

She’s come from cold, 2 degree London and ironically arrived on a cool misty morning. That evening, we took a walk on the Promenade to watch the sunset through the mist.  One of the most special moments for me was that I happened to have a scan. It’s always Sox and I at every scan, but to have my little sister witness it too and hear the heartbeat and see Baby G bouncing around was pretty incredible for all of us. I always feel excited and anxious on Scan Day. Excited to see our baby, but also anxious because I just pray that everything is alright and healthy. I’m happy to report that at 17 weeks, Baby G is growing so nicely and is just perfect!

Speaking of Baby G, my sister brought back so many adorable outfits and Sox and I melted over every outfit. Baby clothes are the cutest I can’t handle it! Look at these Mom and Baby matching beanies! 

After work, we drove into Camps Bay to enjoy the scenery…

We decided to leave Camps Bay and took my sister to a new restaurant called The Mess. The food is delicious. We started with Pork Belly tacos and and Squid tacos. We decided to have a cheat night.

We then shared the main Pork Belly and the Ribeye steak with chips and truffle mayo.
If we were having a cheat night, we were going to do it properly and we wanted to introduce Tandi to Crumbs and Cream. I have only ever had this once actually and I had it with the Banting cookies and sugar free ice cream. This time, I had a guilty one.

Tandi was clever and tried some of the ice cream flavours before making her final decision.Swinging on sugar! Oops. Baby G made me do it!

I realise it’s going to look like all we did was eat…

We took her to one of our favourite breakfast spots, Jarryds.

Sox and I were so damn full from the night before we actually shared the Avo Smash toast on Banting Bread (back on the wagon.) 

Last night, Sox and Tandi fetched me from my radio show and we went for another promenade walk where Tandi loved the sunglasses artwork. 

From there, we headed off to The Grand for cocktails (sparkling water for me) by the sea and our toes in the sand.

Tandi’s Vanilla Pineapple Cocktail. It smelt delicious!

She was wanting Fish and Chips, from Ocean Basket, so we headed off. Quick one… I know of fish and chip take away shops, but which restaurant serves amazing Fish & Chips? Any suggestions?
love Prawns, but have stayed away from them during my pregnancy. I was then told that I can eat prawns as long as they’re prepared and cooked correctly! Happiness! I had the Basa fish and Prawns combo and Tandi and Sox had the Basa and Calamari combo.

This morning at 04h30, I was sobbing my eyes out as I said goodbye to Tandi as she headed back to Johannesburg. It was such a short trip, but I appreciated every minute we got to spend together and I hate goodbyes, even though it’s always “See you as soon as possible!”


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  • Reply Jodie

    Aaahh – sisters are just so special aren’t they 🙂 Looks like you had a fantastic time and I’m sure the pregnancy hormones made that sobbing during the goodbyes even worse!

    January 27, 2017 at 7:14 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hahaha, yes you’re probably right! These hormones are uncontrollable! Haha

      January 27, 2017 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    I live away from my 3 sisters too and it’s always so hard missing out on the milestones in each other’s lives. How special that you got to share your scan with her!!!

    January 27, 2017 at 10:02 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Gael, so you truly understand what it’s like! BUT I will say, we’ve never been closer either! The distance has made us talk daily, where as when we were in the same city, we kind of took it for granted! xx

      January 27, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    Sisters are the BEST!!!! Glad you got to spend some AMAZING quality time with her 😉 xx

    January 27, 2017 at 10:35 am
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