Waiting for burgers all weekend & introducing deep-fried Oreos

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

Couldn't resist taking a photo of the pretty welcome desk on my first visit to the CTICC
Couldn’t resist taking a photo of the pretty welcome desk on my first visit to the CTICC
Showing me how they looked out the window waiting for me to get home. There may have been slight exaggeration on some parts.
Showing me how they looked out the window waiting for me to get home. There may have been slight exaggeration on some parts.
Sometimes the simplest meal is best for dins. Husband made me a fried egg in the star shape he cut from this slice of bread
Sometimes the simplest meal is best for dins. Husband made me a fried egg in the star shape he cut from this slice of bread

Saturday, 15 November 2014: Breakfast at Beach House Tavern, Woodbridge Island; lunch at the Wembley Roadhouse; sundowners at News Cafe Blouberg

Husband rearranged the chips on his  Beach House Tavern 'Full English' breakfast plate into a smiley face. Not bad for R49 as it included mushrooms
Husband rearranged the chips on his Beach House Tavern ‘Full English’ breakfast plate into a smiley face. Not bad for R49 as it included mushrooms
Husband tucking into his Masala burger from the Wembley Roadhouse. Actually worth the 45-minute wait.
Husband tucking into his Masala burger from the Wembley Roadhouse. Actually worth the 45-minute wait.
My frikkadel cheese burger was just as good. It was raining so we ate in the car, as you can see - despite having to go inside to order.
My frikkadel cheese burger was just as good. It was raining so we ate in the car, as you can see – despite having to go inside to order.
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After some packing we headed to our nearest News Cafe for a reward. That’s my strawberry daquiri rimmed in blue sugar and Husband’s Long Island Ice Tea. Bonus – we arrived in time to watch the rugby, AND my cocktail was marked down to R29 as it was happy hour

Sunday: Breakfast at News Cafe Blouberg; lunch at Hudsons Diner, Claremont

We noticed there's an early bird breakfast special at the News Cafe if you order before 10am, so were back the next day for this amazing muesli jar, R30, and a just-as-good eggy breakfast for Husband - down the gullet too fast for a photo, alas
We noticed there’s an early bird breakfast special at the News Cafe if you order before 10am, so were back the next day for this amazing muesli jar, R30, and a just-as-good eggy breakfast for Husband – down the gullet too fast for a photo, alas
Husband 'cheers'-ed my  homemade lemonade at Hudson's Burger Joint in Claremont for lunch - accompanied by a wonderful jalapeno ostrich burger.
Husband ‘cheers’-ed my homemade lemonade at Hudson’s Burger Joint in Claremont for lunch – accompanied by a wonderful jalapeno ostrich burger.
Tart, slushy and minty. Just the way lemonade should be. Didn't stop me from having drinks envy over all the enormous milkshakes we watched floating past though - will have to sample next time!
Tart, slushy and minty. Just the way lemonade should be. Didn’t stop me from having drinks envy over all the enormous milkshakes we watched floating past though – will have to sample next time!
You guys. Deep-fried Oreo. It turns the chocolate biscuit into almost cupcake consistency, with the sweet icing layer between and icing sugar dusted on top absorbing any greasy doughnut feeling. Amazing. And R25 for four seemed reasonable.
You guys. Deep-fried Oreo. It turns the chocolate biscuit into almost cupcake consistency, with the sweet icing layer between and icing sugar dusted on top absorbing any greasy doughnut feeling. Amazing. And R25 for four seemed reasonable.
Bassie looked like a puppy while lapping some toffee-caramel milk at Granny's house
Bassie looked like a puppy while lapping some toffee-caramel milk at Granny’s house

Monday, 17 November: Extending the weekend feeling by dining on the Spur ‘two-for-one’ burger special

As if the tell-tale desert scene and cow-print booth behind my head doesn't give the location away, this is me happy to have an Amarula hot chocolate to accompany our 'two-for-one' burger specials at Spur on Monday.
As if the tell-tale desert scene and cow-print booth behind my head doesn’t give the location away, this is me happy to have an Amarula hot chocolate to accompany our ‘two-for-one’ burger specials at Spur on Monday.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014: Gazing out Ogilvy’s window at the launch of Wallop!

The amazing view from Ogilvy's offices in Woodstock, when I attended a book launch on Tuesday evening
The amazing view from Ogilvy’s offices in Woodstock, when I attended a special book launch on Tuesday evening

Wednesday, 19 November 2014: mid-week curries at Indian Chapter 2, Blouberg

One of the nicest strawberry milkshakes - real fruit bits at the bottom, This was at Indian Chapter 2 in Blouberg
One of the nicest strawberry milkshakes – real fruit bits at the bottom, This was at Indian Chapter 2 in Blouberg – we’ve been to the original Indian Chapter and even chatted to owner Prim Reddy before. The ‘second chapter’ is in walking distance from the first and has the better decor, in my opinion

That’s all, folks… on with the next weekend we go! :)

Dog shows and dinner on top of The Ritz

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

You know I love going out on Monday evenings to extend the 'weekend feeling' , so go out on Monday I did! I met a new friend at the Mugg & Bean in Paddocks Shopping Centre - just LOOK at the delicious red velvet hot chocolate they made for me! Those are real cake crumbles accompanied by a dollop of cream cheese. It's like drinking a slice of cake, but better.
You know I love going out on Monday evenings to extend the ‘weekend feeling’ , so go out on Monday I did! I met a new friend (see her blog here, she’s inspiringly creative!) at the Mugg & Bean in Paddocks Shopping Centre – just LOOK at the delicious red velvet hot chocolate they made for me! Those are real cake crumbles accompanied by a dollop of cream cheese. It’s like drinking a slice of cake, but better.

Friday, 7 November 2014: Delicious tastes and sights at #Mobile360, at the V&A Clocktower

Morning coffee looking out at the V&A Harbour when I got to the event a bit early on Friday. With soothing music in the background, it was bliss
Morning coffee looking out at the V&A Harbour when I got to the event a bit early on Friday. With soothing music in the background, it was bliss
Chilled, fruit-flavoured waters were delicious during 'tea' on the unseasonally hot day
Chilled, fruit-flavoured waters were delicious during ‘tea’ on the unseasonally hot day

Saturday, 8 November 2014: Milnerton dog show, dinner on top of the Ritz, Sea Point

Couldn't resist sitting on the pretty bronzey couch set-up at Cubana when we breakfasted
Couldn’t resist sitting on the pretty bronzey couch set-up at Cubana when we breakfasted
Husband enjoying the sunshine at the doggie show, with a wors roll and warm beer. Happiness is.
Husband enjoying the sunshine at the doggie show, with a wors roll and warm beer. Happiness is.
I love how the big doggie is completely unaware he’s almost photobombing me. PS: That’s not one but TWO pancakes I’m about to wolf down – one filled with Nutella, one with caramel topping. Divine.
Bassie approved of our pawprint-shaped dog show entry stamps
Bassie approved of our pawprint-shaped dog show entry stamps
The Sea Point Ritz, in all its glory. Revolving restaurant is the very top bit jutting out. Follow me...
The Sea Point Ritz, in all its glory. Revolving restaurant is the very top bit jutting out like a top hat. Follow me…
So excited were we that we couldn't resist a photo at the lovely staircase
So excited were we that we couldn’t resist a photo at the lovely staircase
Husband admiring the view. This is about 10 minutes after we were seated, as our table was originally behind the side building you can see behind Husband outside the window
Husband admiring the view. This is about 10 minutes after we were seated, as our table was originally behind the side building you can see behind Husband outside the window
View from the top, before sunset. That's Lion's Head peeping out in the background
View from the top, before sunset. That’s Lion’s Head peeping out in the background
Husband looking mightily pleased with himself - we were on the 24th floor, which made the cars and people below look like toys
Husband looking mightily pleased with himself – we were on the 24th floor, which made the cars and people below look like toys
Don't they look like little toys, scattered on the floor?
Don’t they look like little toys, scattered on the floor?
Husband's dimple only shows on very rare occasions! This was his satay starter - prawn and chicken with a sweet chilli dipping sauce
Husband’s dimple only shows on very rare occasions! This was his satay starter – prawn and chicken with a sweet chilli dipping sauce
My 'starter' main - the Top of the Ritz salad, which had warm chicken, lots of cashew nuts and orange segments.
My ‘starter’ main – the Top of the Ritz salad, which had warm chicken, lots of cashew nuts and orange segments. I drenched it in dressing. It was wonderful, for just R56. I tried the creme brulee for dessert – topping cracked most delightfully with a single thwack from the spoon provided. I tried the creme brulee for dessert – topping cracked most delightfully with a single thwack from the spoon provided.
Husband's linefish with mixed veg and finished accompaniment of gratinated potato. With obligatory bottle o' Tabasco sauce, of course. See how full the restaurant is behind him - people only get seated around the outer revolving ring
Husband’s linefish with mixed veg and finished accompaniment of gratinated potato. With obligatory bottle o’ Tabasco sauce, of course. See how full the restaurant is behind him – people only get seated around the outer revolving ring
Sunset begins! Alas it was too cloudy for an evening of orangey pink skies but the greys were just as striking as lights came on below
Sunset begins! Alas it was too cloudy for an evening of orangey pink skies but the greys were just as striking as lights came on below
Gazing on - almost the same spot as my original photo of Lion's Head. It takes about 75 minutes for the restaurant to fully revolve, staff say.
Gazing on – almost the same spot as my original photo of Lion’s Head. It takes about 75 minutes for the restaurant to fully revolve, staff say.
Pretty! Note there's a window between me and the outside, so those funny light smudges that appear over Signal Hill are actually reflections of the lights below
Pretty! Note there’s a window between me and the outside, so those funny light smudges that appear over Signal Hill are actually reflections of the lights below

Sunday, 9 November 2014: Tough packing decisions and packing celebration drinks

While packing on Sunday, I had to decide whether or not to throw away balloon owlie, who has deflated quite considerably since we got him on Father's Day. I kept him
While packing on Sunday, I had to decide whether or not to throw away balloon owlie, who has deflated quite considerably since we got him on Father’s Day. I kept him
To celebrate the lots and lots of boxes we packed, Husband and I decided to trace down some cocktails on the beach. We shared this strawberry, lime and litchi Bacardi jam jar at the Boardhouse in Blouberg for R60.
To celebrate the lots and lots of boxes we packed, Husband and I decided to trace down some cocktails on the beach. We shared this strawberry, lime and litchi Bacardi jam jar at the Boardhouse in Blouberg for R60.
See, I had my share too...
See, I had my share too…
Deep. Word to live by at the exit to the Boardhouse
Deep. Word to live by at the exit to the Boardhouse

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).

Steampunk weddings and luxury high teas

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

Handmade (obviously) mosaic mirror on sale at Bright Day Studio in Woodstock. I want. So does our new house, I just know it
Handmade (obviously) mosaic mirror on sale at Bright Day Studio in Woodstock. I want. So does our new house, I just know it

Friday, 31 October 2014: Steampunk wedding celebrations at Truth Coffee, Cape Town CBD

Truth Coffee - the ultimate setting for a steampunk-themed wedding with all its big brass coffee machines
Truth Coffee – the ultimate setting for a steampunk-themed wedding with all its big brass coffee machines
One of the coffee machines I mentioned in the previous pic's caption
One of the coffee machines I mentioned in the previous pic’s caption
Husband and coffee. Two of my big loves. That's the Truth (harhar, we get it, so corny, etc)
Husband and coffee. Two of my big loves. That’s the Truth (harhar, we get it, so corny, etc)
Wedding couple front and centre with my own sweet Husband in his steampunk outfit to the left (yes, that is a silver can opener in his jacket pocket, and a brown Batman teeshirt peeking out from under his suit jacket. With a cowboy/Indiana Jones hat on his head. So steampunk.)
Wedding couple front and centre with my own sweet Husband in his steampunk outfit to the left (yes, that is a silver can opener in his jacket pocket, and a brown Batman teeshirt peeking out from under his suit jacket. With a cowboy/Indiana Jones hat on his head. So steampunk.)
The groom's wedding hat was such a work of art I had to try it on. And promptly took it right off again. All the bits and bobs should give you a hint that it was heavy! Plus I didn't want to crush my fascinating fascinator...
The groom’s wedding hat was such a work of art I had to try it on. And promptly took it right off again. All the bits and bobs should give you a hint that it was heavy! Plus I didn’t want to crush my fascinating fascinator…
My beautiful fan wedding favour, and note the blue fascinator clip in my hair, thoughtfully made for me by my former minion when I mentioned I had nothing steampunky to wear. She also helped me decide on the rest of my outfit on the day through a Skype chat, without even seeing a single item in my closet as she's a steampunk expert! The purple 'record' bag was my own addition.
My beautiful fan wedding favour, and note the blue fascinator clip in my hair, thoughtfully made for me by my former minion when I mentioned I had nothing steampunky to wear. She also helped me decide on the rest of my outfit on the day through a Skype chat, without even seeing a single item in my closet as she’s a steampunk expert! The purple ‘record’ bag was my own addition.
Standing with the beautiful bride in front of the comfy booths at Truth
Standing with the beautiful bride in front of the comfy booths at Truth
Red sparkling wine to toast the newlyweds, my favourite! Think Husband's stern expression is one of concentration. He was very happy, promise, just focused on getting us centred in the selfie
Red sparkling wine to toast the newlyweds, my favourite! Think Husband’s stern expression is one of concentration. He was very happy, promise, just focused on getting us centred in the selfie
See, here he is looking playful - he'd added two of the feathers from our booth's snack platter to his can opener in his pocket
See, here he is looking playful – he’d added two of the feathers from our booth’s snack platter to his can opener in his pocket
Just look at the wedding cake! One of the chocolatiest ever.
Just look at the wedding cake! One of the chocolatiest ever.
"How do you cut a wedding cake like that?" Like this!
“How do you cut a wedding cake like that?” Like this!
The groom's well-decorated wedding glass
The groom’s well-decorated wedding glass

Saturday, 1 November 2014: Newspaper reading at home, sunset-gazing

Teehee, look at his fake shock! In case you can't see what he's pointing to, that's me on the far right in an 'out and about' social pic in the Weekend Argus. I've made it, you guys. Please form an orderly line for my autograph when next you see me.
Teehee, look at his fake shock! In case you can’t see what he’s pointing to, that’s me on the far right in an ‘out and about’ social pic in the Weekend Argus. I’ve made it, you guys. Please form an orderly line for my autograph when next you see me.
Pretty pink clouds.
Pretty pink clouds.

Sunday, 2 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale, beach clean-up at Dolphin Beach, high tea at the Table Bay Hotel

Such a pretty pink cup of ccino at Bread & Butter Sunningdale, where we had breakfast on Sunday
Such a pretty pink cup of ccino at Bread & Butter Sunningdale, where we had breakfast on Sunday
Beach selfie! This was at Dolphin Beach on Sunday, my favourite as it's got that icing sugar-quality sand and hardly ever has any litter (though we each picked up a handful)
Beach selfie! This was at Dolphin Beach on Sunday, my favourite as it’s got that icing sugar-quality sand and hardly ever has any litter (though we each picked up a handful)
Posing in front of the seal statue out front (back?) of the Table Bay Hotel
Posing in front of the seal statue out front (back?) of the Table Bay Hotel
"Your first course is served, Marm" - delectable savouries and a two-and-a-half-cups-filling tea pot. We tucked in to our tea while waiting for Duncan to arrive. Mine was Vanilla Bourbon, Jana had Jasmine Pearl
“Your first course is served, Marm” – delectable savouries and a two-and-a-half-cups-filling tea pot. We tucked in to our tea while waiting for Duncan to arrive. Mine was Vanilla Bourbon, Jana had Jasmine Pearl
Caught in the act! Taking a photo of our savouries.
Caught in the act! Taking a photo of our savouries.
Second course scones. Mini gluten-free and choc-chip. One each. With softest butter, fig compote and star-of-the-high-tea lemon curd...
Second course scones. Mini gluten-free and choc-chip. One each. With softest butter, fig compote and star-of-the-high-tea lemon curd…
My third course. This is the best as you're allowed to choose as many sweet goods as you like from the buffet table. You can have just the buffet course with a single pot of tea for R100, it's a steal! Our three-course, three-pot option was R185. Yes, 11 things on my plate. What looks like cream on top of the rainbow cheesecake slice is actually a mini meringue on its side, and the cake slice is resting on another thingy. I forget what. It was squashed, but good.
My third course. This is the best as you’re allowed to choose as many sweet goods as you like from the buffet table. You can have just the buffet course with a single pot of tea for R100, it’s a steal! Our three-course, three-pot option was R185. Yes, 11 things on my plate. What looks like cream on top of the rainbow cheesecake slice is actually a mini meringue on its side, and the cake slice is resting on another thingy. I forget what. It was squashed, but good.
Jana's more civilised looking third course - note she has lots of different things to what you saw on my plate, and we still didn't taste everything between us!
Jana’s more civilised looking third course – note she has lots of different things to what you saw on my plate, and we still didn’t taste everything between us!

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.

Fancy milkshakes and why I leave my blog posts so late in the week

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

Interesting 'art' if you veer to the left once passing reception at the Fire & Ice
Interesting ‘art’ if you veer to the left once passing reception at the Fire & Ice
Pretty chandeliers in the hotel room - empty as I got there early
Pretty chandeliers in the hotel room – empty as I got there early
Hotel breakfast pastries! Ignore the coffee spilled in my saucer...
Hotel breakfast pastries! Ignore the coffee spilled in my saucer…

Saturday, 25 October: Cubana breakfast, winning at the casino, Fire & Ice milkshakes, Mochachos selfies

Wonderful 'healthy' breakfast concoction at Cubana in Blouberg (we were so early we were the only ones there... this is becoming a habit)
Wonderful ‘healthy’ breakfast concoction at Cubana in Blouberg (we were so early we were the only ones there… this is becoming a habit)
Wonderful 'not as healthy' breakfast concoction that Husband opted for - is eggs benedict with a salsa-ey sauce on potato-ey scones for R29. Very good value but go hungry!
Wonderful ‘not as healthy’ breakfast concoction that Husband opted for – is eggs benedict with a salsa-ey sauce on potato-ey scones for R29. Very good value but go hungry!
Then we decided to toss R20 into the slot machines at Grand West Casino. Ons het gewen! Those are excited/happy faces, if you can't tell.
Then we decided to toss R20 into the slot machines at Grand West Casino. Ons het gewen! Those are excited/happy faces, if you can’t tell.
FANCY milkshakes at the Fire & Ice (yes, we went back) to celebrate our casino winnings. This is the Rocky Road, with chunks of cherry, chocolate, and marshmallow - and this is the half size, we'd still be sitting there if I'd ordered the full.
FANCY milkshakes at the Fire & Ice (yes, we went back) to celebrate our casino winnings. This is the Rocky Road, with chunks of cherry, chocolate, and marshmallow – and this is the half size, we’d still be sitting there if I’d ordered the full.
Mochachos selfie. Just because.
Mochachos selfie. Just because.
This time I took a Mochachos selfie too... and entered the competition to win a car. Fingers crossed!
This time I took a Mochachos selfie too… and entered the competition to win a car. Fingers crossed!
Sitting on a soft dune at Dolphin Beach. The weather was magical but the wind was vicious, didn't stay long.
Sitting on a soft dune at Dolphin Beach. The weather was magical but the wind was vicious, didn’t stay long.
If you're a fan of Magnum ice creams (tick) and a fan of red velvet cupcakes (tick again), you're definitely going to try the special edition Red Velvet Cupcake flavoured Magnum... especially if your local Pick n Pay has a 'two for R30' special.
If you’re a fan of Magnum ice creams (tick) and a fan of red velvet cupcakes (tick again), you’re definitely going to try the special edition Red Velvet Cupcake flavoured Magnum… especially if your local Pick n Pay has a ‘two for R30′ special.

Sunday, 26 October 2014: Kauai breakfast, sushi, cake and packing

Look at that face, being subjected to a healthy breakfast at Kauai... you'd almost think it wasn't his idea to go there in the first place. (It was)
Look at that face, being subjected to a healthy breakfast at Kauai… you’d almost think it wasn’t his idea to go there in the first place. (It was)
Look at the blue blue sky!  No filters, I promise. This is the warm rock pool you reach when you happen to cross the beach outside the Blue Peter at low tide.
Look at the blue blue sky! No filters, I promise. This is the warm rock pool you reach when you happen to cross the beach outside the Blue Peter at low tide.
All that walking and paddling made us hungry. Husband stemmed his hunger with salmon sushi...
All that walking and paddling made us hungry. Husband stemmed his hunger with salmon sushi…
... I went for the 'R28 cappuccino and cake slice' special at our local Foodlover's Market. That's white chocolate cheesecake, so yummy
… I went for the ‘R28 cappuccino and cake slice’ special at our local Foodlover’s Market. That’s white chocolate cheesecake, so yummy
Boxes! Essential if you're moving house in a few weeks, as we are...
Boxes! Essential if you’re moving house in a few weeks, as we are…

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.

Cape Town shows off at sunset and see assorted doggie tongues

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

When you have banana carmel pancakes for breakfast you technically shouldn't pair them with a fudge cookie milkshake, but I couldn't resist
When you have banana carmel pancakes for breakfast you technically shouldn’t pair them with a fudge cookie milkshake, but I couldn’t resist
Such a beautiful way of grouping flowers by colour, at the new FNB Portside building where I attended the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 convocation ceremony on my lonesome after popping in at a friend's bachelorette at the Waterfront on Saturday afternoon
Such a beautiful way of grouping flowers by colour, at the new FNB Portside building where I attended the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 convocation ceremony on my lonesome after popping in at a friend’s bachelorette at the Waterfront on Saturday afternoon
Magical sounds came from this beautiful 'muso in a bubble' concept while guests snacked and mingled before the event
Magical sounds came from this beautiful ‘muso in a bubble’ concept while guests snacked and mingled before the event
My phone does not take great photos at night, so I apologise for the poor quality but couldn't resist snapping Lion's Head lit up at sunset from the 28th floor of the FNB Portside building
My phone does not take great photos at night, so I apologise for the poor quality but couldn’t resist snapping Lion’s Head lit up at sunset from the 28th floor of the FNB Portside building
And this was the view over Signal Hill as the sun went down
And this was the view over Signal Hill as the sun went down
Husband sent me this interesting photo while he was out bachelor's party-ing. If you can't place it, that's his beer on the ledge on top of a club, looking down on Long Street below
Husband sent me this interesting photo while he was out bachelor’s party-ing. If you can’t place it, that’s his beer on the ledge on top of a club, looking down on Long Street below

Sunday, 19 October 2014: Bluest blue beaches and stunning sunsets

Yes, that's a Samsung's blue filter at work on a Sunday morning...
Yes, that’s a Samsung’s blue filter at work on a Sunday morning…
That tiny speck under Table Mountain is Husband gallivanting on the rocks, as he does
That tiny speck under Table Mountain is Husband gallivanting on the rocks, as he does
Muscadel-drenched strawberries with scoops of tin roof ice cream at Mum's
Muscadel-drenched strawberries with scoops of tin roof ice cream at Mum’s
Sunset at Woodbridge Island - gorgeous, even with bits of the car dashboard in the shot
Sunset at Woodbridge Island – gorgeous, even with bits of the car dashboard in the shot

Monday, 20 October 2014: Post-work doggie beach walk and Spur half-price burgers

Bertie unfurls his tongue in the car on the way to the beach - look how long it is!
Bertie unfurls his tongue in the car on the way to the beach – look how long it is!
Doggies running on the beach with their dad - loved the clouds splattered across the sky
Doggies running on the beach with their dad – loved the clouds splattered across the sky
Bright white sunset
Bright white sunset
Bassie baby licking sand off her nose - her brother had run off to bark at birds so she turned back to keep me company while we waited for her dad to return with Barky McBarkerson
Bassie baby licking sand off her nose – her brother had run off to bark at birds so she turned back to keep me company while we waited for her dad to return with Barky McBarkerson
Doesn't it look like she's gazing off contentedly in this shot?
Doesn’t it look like she’s gazing off contentedly in this shot?
Happy smiley Bassie with a sandy nose, you can just see Bertie's neck, back and tail in back left
Happy smiley Bassie with a sandy nose, you can just see Bertie’s neck, back and tail in back left
Licking her lips in contentment
Licking her lips in contentment
Blue filter in action again at our local Spur - love how it enhanced the jersey of girl in booth behind me! Yes, that's an Amarula hot chocolate - cheaper than a Spur milkshake, can you believe?!
Blue filter in action again at our local Spur – love how it enhanced the jersey of girl in booth behind me! Yes, that’s an Amarula hot chocolate – cheaper than a Spur milkshake, can you believe?!
I cartoonified Husband. He looks lovely. As does his bright orange Fanta.
I cartoonified Husband. He looks lovely. As does his bright orange Fanta.

That’s all, folks ;)

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