Ah, weekend, how I love the smell of thee! T’was a tough but rewarding week all round, with lots to document after the weekend had packed its bags and left. We said goodbye to a dear work colleague who jets off to Italy this weekend, had aunt Jenny over for supper and met my former minion‘s pet hedgehog over popcorn and sparkling wine – Jana says it was actually MCC, even fancier! her husband won in a Twitter competition (the MCC, not the hedgehog. Twitter’s not THAT strange). The doggies were also just too cute this week (again) so you’ll see a few photos of them below.
Friday, 16 January: Bassie makes us feel guilty while we eat
Saturday, 17 January 2014: Bread & Butter breakfast, getting dunked by waves and watching movies in a dry pool
Sunday, 17 January 2015: Lazing about and lots of amazingly good value milkshakes
Monday, 19 January 2015: Sunny train trip home
Tuesday, 20 January 2015: Bertie settles in to watch some TV
Wednesday, 21 January 2015: Farewell coffee for Ilse at Locale, Mowbray
Thursday, 22 January 2015: Birthday ice cream and watermelon in the office
PS: Before you accuse Husband of wearing the same clothes all weekend, look again closely and you’ll see it was a rugby shirt on Saturday and a cricket shirt on Sunday – I wore pink to support the Pink Drive 🙂
“Know where Charlize Theron eats seafood when she’s in Cape Town? Right here, at Panama Jacks,” our waitress whispered conspiratorially during our lipsmacking Saturday lunch. We could certainly see why. But of course, that’s not all we’ve done since my last update…
Thursday, 8 January 2015: Husband and parents lunch at Fat Cactus
Saturday, 10 January 2015: Family lunch at Panama Jacks, a chilly dip in Blouberg
Sunday, 11 January 2015: Breakfast at Aunt Sysy’s, cocktails at Cape to Cuba, swimming in the warm Muizenberg sea
That’s all, folks! I know, I know – no milkshake pics (though I did have a strawberry one at Panama Jacks), no photos of Bassie, and not a single shot of the sunset! Gasp! Will hopefully rectify the situation next time round… Click here to visit the Panama Jacks website.
And so, 2014 came to an end and 2015 began. How did we celebrate? As all South Africans do of course, with a braai. And another braai. And a doggie walk that was just so long Bertie decided to sit and smile and loll his tongue halfway through. See this unprecedented behaviour from the world’s most energetic doggie below…
Wednesday, 31 January 2014: Braai-ing out the old year
Thursday, 1 January 2015: New Year’s Day brunch and a long doggie walk
Saturday, 3 January 2015: Blustery beach visit
Sunday, 4 January 2015: Braai-ing in the new year
Monday, 5 January 2015: Spur’s two-for-one burger special
That’s all for now, folks – You’ll note with the first two un-numbered photos of Bassie, she appeared 10 times in this blog post… oops.
I have taken far too many photos since my last update on Christmas, so have reigned myself in and held over everything post-2014 for an extra update later this week, so that the next one will have a fresh focus on 2015.
You’ve probably heard the standard Capetonian grumble by now that one of the worst things about December in Cape Town is that everyone and his aunt comes down to enjoy the glorious weather, so locals experience a price jolt and all their favourite places are packed. Luckily, this isn’t all bad news as it’s often your beloved family or friends who are part of the visiting crowd. That’s why we were ever so so pleased to hear that two of our former colleagues and one of my schoolmates who I’ve known for over two decades would be on our shores after Christmas, as it meant we could plan a few fun catch-up visits – over the weekend and evenings no less, as I was working from home throughout the silly season.
But I won’t dwell on that. Without further ado, I present to you…
Saturday, 27 December 2014: Jamaica Me Crazy with the Joburg friends
Sunday, 28 December: Chilli con carne dogs and toffee shakes
Monday, 29 December 2014: post-work beach visits
Tuesday, 30 December 2014: Pamper party!
That’s all for now, folks! Chapter closed on 2014, next blog post to follow sooner than the usual weekly wait, all about ringing in 2015.