It’s been a week of powerless meals for us, with power cuts seeming to strike at just the time we would usually start cooking or decide to venture out for a meal. But we’ve not let the lack of electricity get to us, as we’ve had lots of fun with mother-in-law visiting for a few days. In fact, we’ve had a right jolly time of it, with all sorts of fun excursions…
Friday, 5 December 2014: Asian meal with Mother at Earth Cafe
Saturday, 6 December 2014: Sea Point breakfast and sneakily cooking around the loadshedding
Sunday, 7 December 2014: Parenty brunch, bird park visit and Woodbridge sunset
That’s all for now, folks! Almost halfway through the month and just a day from the next weekend, time is spiralling faster and faster!
PS: Yes I know, still no pics of the new housie – chance would be a fine thing! Pretty much fully unpacked but not quite properly decorated yet. Soon soon, I promise?
And so, we moved. We’d plotted, planned, paid, gnashed teeth, wrung hands and jumped with joy for months leading up to this point, and finally last weekend – well, Monday to be exact – was the day of the move. Saturday and Sunday were a frenzy of packing, Monday was a flurry of actually moving – all just us doing the lifting, loading and unpacking. We made eight trips with the bakkie we hired for the day, thank you very much. Then Tuesday was all about unpacking, and the rest of week saw us both back at work full-day but still taking delivery of things, having our Telkom line moved, having folk over to take wall measurements, sorting all sorts of insurance, trying out new bus routes, having blood tests and medical check-ups done for life insurance and finally, me nursing my aching (pre-arthritic) fingers and waiting for them to recover enough to post this update. So, here it is, for your viewing pleasure…
Friday, 28 November: Friday pie day and final beach visit from old side of town
Saturday, 29 November 2014: Doggies concerned at all the packing; burgers and shakes at Royale Eatery
Thursday, 4 December 2014: Team lunch with lovely colleagues
There you have it! The doggies are more settled each day and we’re slowly but surely getting rid of the pile of boxes to unpack. It helps that mother-in-law is visiting from tomorrow so we’ve been spurred into action – expect some pics of the new housie in my next update. Over and out!
Eek, you guys. The time has finally, FINALLY come to seal and scribble on the last of our big brown moving boxes, give the ol’ tomato sauce-and-mustard-coloured walls a wave goodbye and settle into our first, very own housie! In other news, we’re just a weekend away from December. Time really does go faster at this time of year. Here’s what we’ve been up to since my last update…
Saturday, 22 November 2014: ‘Celebrate Summer’ braai, meet new bunny addition to the family and learn yoyo tricks, all at the Pantlands’ new housie
Sunday, 23 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale; post-packing treats at Ilha, Woodbridge Island
Wednesday, 26 November 2014: Tasty tea time treats at the DMX Conference at Table Bay Hotel (yes, where I recently had high tea)
Friday, 28 November 2014: More protea decor at the U-Start Conference at Cape Town’s City Hall
That’s all for now, folks. Get out there and enjoy the weekend! :)
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).