The decision, a party or a weekend away with my friends for a special “you only turn 40 once” birthday celebration….
I chose a weekend away with friends, I supplied the accommodation and they cooked for me…. 4 blissful days at Nieuview, Paternoster.
These yummy soft warm figs were served by Shannon as snacks at the pool, overlooking the Paternoster beach…
For the Purple figs wrapped in prosciutto with creamy gorgonzola you will need:
8 soft purple figs
one small block of gorgonzola cheese
8 slices of prosciutto or parma ham
Cut the figs open, only halfway in a cross shape.
Place 2 x small pieces of gorgonzola inside each fig.
Gently wrap with prosciutto.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 10 – 15 minutes until the prosciutto is crispy and the soft gorgonzola oozes out….
NOW, let me show you Nieuview…. the secret destination… no one knew where we were going….
From the moment that i walked into Nieuview, i knew that i’ve made the right choice, this was the spot, EVERYTHING i wanted and soooo much more than expected….
Nieuview, situated on South Africa’s West Coast in the coastal town of Paternoster, the last house on the right…. it consists out of three units, sleeping 8, (adults only)… the units can be booked individually or as one large house, linked together with a covered entertainment area and small private pool overlooking the beach… as fully equipped as you can get… with a nearly 360 degree see view…
Over the next 4 posts I will show you more of “Nieuview”, i can really recommend this house for a “special weekend away” you need at least 3 days to fully enjoy this house, let your hair down and breathe in some fresh sea air…..
THIS is going to be one fun filled pure relaxation weekend…. i could not have asked for more….
Hanlie – you just know how to organise a winner weekend! It was my best one this year! Also – I need to get hold of two of those couches in the foyer. Where to start?
Evie you start by contacting the rental agency in Paternoster and ask them to find out “where the owner got those couches from”, cannot be too difficult…
You are so blessed to have such great friends, and to have had sch a fantastic 40th! I cant make up my mind between a big friends and family party, or a simple getaway…aah, decisions decisions..
Carmen, I had the same problem, but must say my 4 day wow birthday weekend with 6 great friends, was definately better as the quick 4 hours bash with 40 friends…. and different… If you do the “smaller” group weekend make sure you make it fun and different as that is what “sticks” in our memories..