Man I am bushed and for those of you who think that I am surround by thick vegetation and stumbling through the wilds of Africa, you have got it wrong…I’m tired, but a very pleasant tired, the satisfied tired that you get when a job has been well done and you realize that you have achieved your objective and at this point I just have to say a few words about my amazing wife, Lucie…boy she jumped into the deep end and is holding her head above the water…what a lot to absorbed in a few days as far as admin is concerned, but she has taken the bull by the horns and as you guys in the U.S.A. would say…”Ride em Cowboy”…and she is doing just that…Lucie I’m proud of you and so very happy to have you at my side.
To Terry and Layton, you guys are wonderful and just have so much experience and knowledge to share with us, and for that we thank you…over and above all your packing and getting ready for your big move to the Big City…heck guys you are going to be blinded by the lights. We also thank you for trusting both of us with your awesome Guest House.
Now, what is all this about…a new chapter in our lives…and I’m not talking about a new chapter in one of my books but a new chapter in the book of life. Lucie and I have been given the amazing opportunity to look after and run a wonderful guest house in the middle of the Karoo….a lovely village that goes by the name, Nieu Bethesda…and wait for it…the name of the guest house is…The Ibis Lounge…Right I got your attention….great name huh?
Check us out on Google…have a look and if you are really looking to experience something different…never seen the stars at night….never heard the bray of Donkey as you lie in your bed or woken to the sound of a horse galloping past…or just want to step back into the past where family values are what they are meant to be…and if you are willing to test my cooking…then this is the place for you.
The Guest house consists of three bedrooms…The Amour Room, The Happy Room and The Karoo Room. The dining is exclusive for The Ibis Lounge Guests only, and we offer Bed, Dinner and Breakfast. You can book directly with us at “manager (at) theibis.co.za” and we will make sure that you only leave your footprint and take happy memories away with you.
I will admit that I am not sure if my cooking is as good as my writing… (that is one thing that I have been asked) but never fear, I have been given instruction under the watchful eye of Terry, and am confident that the kitchen will maintain the high standard that she has set, plus I am lucky enough to have the backup from Lucie, but then if you feel the meal is not up to scratch…you can always eat up a good book, one of mine I hope.
Take Care and Stay Safe, you never know what is watching from the shadows.