We arrived on Thursday the 8th after a loooong series of flights, a bit weary but excited for a new adventure. On Friday morning we took the shuttle back to the airport to board the Gautrain bound for Nelson Mandela Square and Santon City shopping mall. Super clean and fast but about $30 pp round trip for the ride.
Nelson Mandela Square
Here is our group minus Stephanie Barnard and Rosanne who were still in arrival mode. Nic and Paul Howard, Debby and Dave Schuh, Melissa and Dave Kennedy, Jay and I, and the Glitz girls, Ginger John and Laura Funk.
After a few hours of shopping at the very upscale mall we met up for lunch at a quaint cafe called Pappas right on the square.
Fabulous super fresh food
Three o'clock...time to take the train ride back for a meeting with Glenda and her team to go over all the projects. So helpful when all the class helpers knew what was being made and if there was any sticking points. Thank you Ashleigh, Kim, Jamie, Rachelle, Mathilda, Jenny, Sarah-Jane, Sandra, Debbie, Cheryl and Auntie Val (oh, I hope I haven't left anyone out!)
Here is the project I created for 7gypsies called Crazy Love Portfolio made from a medium portfolio. Super fun class, everyone finished early (seriously unheard of) and seemed to have a good time making it (especially the hammering part).
It's no secret that Lille Abundance paper is a favorite.
One half of a Roma book cover was used to make the left flap of the portfolio into a little book.
I used the naked tabs that were made for the library drawer as pages by turning them on their side and punching them with the Binderie Punch. I stamped the tabs using the Numero clear stamp and added rubbings from the Victoriana rubbing sheet.
Lille journaling cards made for a great addition to the pages of the book. An elastic band (one of my all time favorite products) held the "Beautiful" journaling cards in place once they were punched and tied with a gold ribbon.
After our meeting we were off to Tribes for dinner.
This is a photo of the inside of the menu.
Check out the description for a steak, "300g Rump, served with a choice of starch".
After dinner was of course, dessert...but not just any dessert, Malva Pudding. The best way to describe it (other than fabulous) is a wet caramelized cake served with hot custard. I think it may just be the best dessert I have ever eaten. So good in fact that the next night we all went back to Tribes for another.
It was Paul and Ginger's birthday so the servers came to sing at our table. Pretty much the best birthday song ever. You can listen in to a part of the song here.