My sister and I were being silly as usual while having a coffee break at Vida e Cafe in Tokai's new and improved Blue Route mall. My grand mother, Aisha Baker The 1st, prepared a yummy lunch for all of us to celebrate today being a public holiday - since we don't celebrate easter. I love eating her food and listening to my crazy uncle complaining about the government, my grand father offering us everything he has to give and my grand mother being her matriarchal self - performing her demands and conclusions like the character she is. This of course all happens in a very speedy dialect of Afrikaans.
It always feels festive visiting family and seeing my cousins. There is a sense of my cape-malay heritage and the simplicity of enjoying a day in my granny's house that I love. Its a trip out of my everyday life as a modern Cape Townian city slicker. On our way home we popped into the mall to check out the revamp and stopped for a coffee. My sister joked about it really being "A Good Friday" and here are a few of our silly easter photographs to prove it!
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