Ice-cream starters, summer bunnies and protea decor

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

McDonald's Maple syrup-flavoured oats work for a busy Saturday, especially as they're just R12 a pop
McDonald’s Maple syrup-flavoured oats work for a busy Saturday, especially as they’re just R12 a pop
This is Toby, my friend Danni's gorgeous blue-eyed boy. His sister Skylar ran away each time I came close with the camera. Clever girl.
This is Toby, my friend Danni’s gorgeous blue-eyed boy. His sister Skylar ran away each time I came close with the camera. Clever girl.
The braai fire took a while so I suggested we start with dessert - always a win! As Frank works at The Creamery, we got to try nectarine flavour and raspberry yoghurt swirl - so good!
The braai fire took a while so I suggested we start with dessert – always a win! As Frank works at The Creamery, we got to try nectarine flavour and raspberry yoghurt swirl – so good!
The very cute Cobb 'braai' - big enough to fit a full chicken, we hear...
The very cute Cobb ‘braai’ – big enough to fit a full chicken, we hear…
Meet Bunbun, the newest addition to the Pantland family. He's so sweet! Frank found him while driving home from work one night. His adopted kitty siblings choose to ignore him, which is fine as he tends to sit under the bed all day
Meet Bunbun, the newest addition to the Pantland family. He’s so sweet! Frank found him while driving home from work one night. His adopted kitty siblings choose to ignore him, which is fine as he tends to sit under the bed all day
Bunbun let me pose with him. Very odd angle makes him look huge - he's really about half the size of Bassie!
Bunbun let me pose with him. Very odd angle makes him look huge – he’s really about half the size of Bassie!
Look how pleased he is with himself! While waiting for the meat to braai, Frank showed us some yoyo skills (he's quite famous for this) and let Husband have a go at his PowerBall wrist strengthen-y thing
Look how pleased he is with himself! While waiting for the meat to braai, Frank showed us some yoyo skills (he’s quite famous for this) and let Husband have a go at his PowerBall wrist strengthen-y thing

Sunday, 23 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale; post-packing treats at Ilha, Woodbridge Island

If you happen to be at Bread & Butter on a Sunday, you're in luck as that's the only day their version of bread and butter pudding's on the menu. Their's includes croissants, custard and caramel sauce, baked fresh on ordering...
If you happen to be at Bread & Butter on a Sunday, you’re in luck as that’s the only day their version of bread and butter pudding’s on the menu. Their’s includes croissants, custard and caramel sauce, baked fresh on ordering…
Close up of the steamy goodness, mini jug of custard on the side
Close up of the steamy goodness, mini jug of custard on the side
This is what you get if you ask Husband to make a 'nice face' while he's having eggs benedict at Bread & Butter. This version comes on toast, with bacon and avo.
This is what you get if you ask Husband to make a ‘nice face’ while he’s having eggs benedict at Bread & Butter. This version comes on toast, with bacon and avo.
A very big cheesy grin for this delicious iced coffee shake at Ilha, Woodbridge Island. Still one of the best at only R15
A very big cheesy grin for this delicious iced coffee shake at Ilha, Woodbridge Island. Still one of the best at only R15
Of course Husband opted for a beer instead...
Of course Husband opted for a beer instead…

Wednesday, 26 November 2014: Tasty tea time treats at the DMX Conference at Table Bay Hotel (yes, where I recently had high tea)

Some during-the-week sweet treats - these were my first ever macarons, at the Table Bay Hotel on Wednesday when I attended the DMX Conference
Some during-the-week sweet treats – these were my first ever macarons, at the Table Bay Hotel on Wednesday when I attended the DMX Conference
I knew from the bravery of Jana at our recent High Tea there that the lime-green mini tarts are not to be feared - there's caramel inside, so good! Pretty proteas in the background.
I knew from the bravery of Jana at our recent High Tea there that the lime-green mini tarts are not to be feared – there’s caramel inside, so good! Pretty proteas in the background.

Friday, 28 November 2014: More protea decor at the U-Start Conference at Cape Town’s City Hall

That there's Cape Town city hall. Rather impressive
That there’s Cape Town city hall. Rather impressive
More proteas as decor, this time in mirrored vases
More proteas as decor, this time in mirrored vases 

That’s all for now, folks. Get out there and enjoy the weekend! πŸ™‚

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