Time really does seem to go faster the closer we get to the end of the year. It feels like just yesterday that we put in an offer on the house we liked – when in reality that was a whopping four months ago, and moving day is next weekend already!
Speaking of weekends, here’s what we’ve been up to since my last update… The burgers at Wembley Roadhouse are definitely all they’re hyped up to be – despite not being a proper ‘order from your car’ roadhouse and the impossible queue at weekend lunchtime. Food also took an age to arrive at Hudson’s Burger Joint in Claremont but that could just be Sunday syndrome. My advice? Definitely try them, but go during the week if you can.
Right, without further ado…
Thursday, 13 November 2014: AfricaCom at the CTICC
Saturday, 15 November 2014: Breakfast at Beach House Tavern, Woodbridge Island; lunch at the Wembley Roadhouse; sundowners at News Cafe Blouberg
Sunday: Breakfast at News Cafe Blouberg; lunch at Hudsons Diner, Claremont
Oh packing, how I’ve not missed thee. It’s just two years since last we met. There’s nothing quite like moving house to give your whole life a shake-up. Weekends and evenings are no longer yours to laze around in. Instead there are endless glass things to wrap in newspaper, boxes to seal, box tape to mangle by getting it stuck on itself and endless towels to dirty by dragging the heavy, sealed and probably over-filled boxes from room to room until you decide which room is the designated ‘storage room’, until the panicky final days when the whole HOUSE is a storage area, and you’ve forgotten what it’s like to traipse down the passage without tripping over something cardboardy and pointy cornered. Or maybe that’s just how I do it.
With less than three weeks to go to our big move, that’s what life’s been like lately. But of course this past week we did a little more than that, especially as I had an ‘Awesome Award’ to celebrate, from my first month at the amazing place I now work – no box-packing pics below, I promise…
Monday, 10 November 2014: Friendly hot drinks at Mugg & Bean, Paddocks
Friday, 7 November 2014: Delicious tastes and sights at #Mobile360, at the V&A Clocktower
Saturday, 8 November 2014: Milnerton dog show, dinner on top of the Ritz, Sea Point
Sunday, 9 November 2014: Tough packing decisions and packing celebration drinks
And with that we’re already at a quarter to Friday again, that much closer to the next big box-packing session. Joy ;) (See? I may have mentioned packing and posted photos related to packing, but not a single photo of boxes did you see! Yay, me).
If you’ve read this blog often enough you’ll know my weekends are all about relaxing. So it’s rare for a weekend to have any big featured event other than a beach visit or lazy breakfast. That’s what makes this past weekend SUPER special as I did not one but two very fun, photo-filled things – the first, to start the weekend on a happy note, was a steampunk-themed wedding celebration on Friday eve for one of the nicest couples Cape Town has to offer, the other, to end the weekend on a happy note, was a delicious high tea with my former minions. Both events were wonderful in their own way, and of course, as you know, that’s not all we did, though I didn’t include photos of it all… see my highlights below.
Wednesday, 29 October: October Bright Talk at Bright Day Studio, Woodstock
Friday, 31 October 2014: Steampunk wedding celebrations at Truth Coffee, Cape Town CBD
Saturday, 1 November 2014: Newspaper reading at home, sunset-gazing
Sunday, 2 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale, beach clean-up at Dolphin Beach, high tea at the Table Bay Hotel
PS: Thanks to Jana for all her help getting us ready for the steampunk event, and for arranging the high tea! She’s awesome, see her blog here.
The good thing about leaving my weekly blog post for later in the week is that seeing all the photos again makes me yearn for weekend… which, by the time I press ‘publish’, is that much closer. And so, without further ado, I present photos of what I’ve been up to since my last update. Key among them? Milkshakes at the Protea Fire & Ice (though not the supersized ones we had at the Melrose Arch Fire & Ice a few years ago, click here for a reminder!)
Thursday, 23 October 2014: SAARF AMPS presentation at the Protea Fire & Ice
Saturday, 25 October: Cubana breakfast, winning at the casino, Fire & Ice milkshakes, Mochachos selfies
Sunday, 26 October 2014: Kauai breakfast, sushi, cake and packing
Doesn’t scrolling through all that make you long for the weekend? Good news, it’s just around the corner! :) See, told you I was onto something by leaving my blog posts so late in the week. You can thank me later.
When I looked at the photos I’d taken last weekend (there were over 100 in total, but I cut it down to my favourite 20 or so so as not to bore you, dear reader) I noticed a few common themes in them – lots of sunshine, and lots of doggy tongues. See below…
Saturday, 18 October 2014: milkshakes, pretty sights and Cape Town at sunset
Sunday, 19 October 2014: Bluest blue beaches and stunning sunsets
Monday, 20 October 2014: Post-work doggie beach walk and Spur half-price burgers