I suppose I should change the title of this blog. It's been a while. We no longer live behind the Boerewors Gordyn.
Living in Somerset West....well....
This is a big city with a little town feel. Population 55 166 as at 2011.
It takes me less than 10 minutes to drive from my house to the other side of town.
In the 4 years we've lived here, I have made zero friends. Cape Town is not for the faint hearted. People here are so much more involved with just their little circle and many are unwilling and not interested in stepping outside their comfort zone. Almost like an ostrich hiding it's head in the sand. Then again, I've not made much of an attempt at making many mommy friends.
I like the area, it's a little city feel in a large city. It has it's problems like any other city in this country but overall, it's not a bad place to live.
J & C are now both in high school. J fits in like he never left and has made some great friends. C struggled in the beginning but now is beyond confident enough to do her own thing, Miss Independent. She started out the youngest kid in high school, she celebrated her 13th birthday in grade 8 while everyone else turned 14 last year. She'll be the youngest matriculant in 2020.
Neither one knows what they want to do with their lives which is ok because hell at 47 I still haven't grown up!
We're smack bang in the middle of wine country. Wine is good right? Especially a full bodied red.