It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold
Serendipity is a wonderful thing isn’t it?
It’s been three years since we decided to live here in the Western Cape and yet sometimes it still doesn’t feel like my stomping ground. It is of course my own fault, I’m not adventurous enough. I promise myself I’ll go out twice a month just to discover new places and things but my promises are like pie crusts, made to be broken.
Now I’m not talking about the normal touristy type people, places and things but I seek that which makes my soul sing. Serendipitous finds, special little haunts, aesthetic nooks and crannies, characters to intrigue and delight, I long for the exciting discovery of like-minded people, dusty comfortable corners of quiet peacefulness, furry friends and mother earth in all her glory.
The Bayleaf Cafe is one such serendipitous find.
I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple:
Find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you’re set.
Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked.”
― Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures
There is a new delight around every corner…
The food. Oh my giddy aunt. Orgasmic.
Something as simple as a chicken mayo sandwich ingeniously turned into angel food, my taste buds sang with joy, in fact they sent me a thank you note after.
Oh happy day – a tree! What could be nicer than a glass of ice-cold Chenin Blanc under the shade of a beautiful tree?
Inside, outside – everything is gorgeous.
So when next you find yourself in the city of George, do yourself a favour and visit 24 Cathedral Street, you won’t be disappointed. Cross my heart.
All my love