“Hello, I’m Rambling Litchi and I have a milkshake addiction.”
That’s probably no surprise if you’ve been following my blog over the past 4 years 🙂 And if you follow me on the social medias, you’ll likely have already seen the amazing milkshake my parents treated me to as a pre-birthday surprise earlier today. T’was such a monster that it came topped with its own ice-cream cone and donut fritter balanced on top. It’s definitely up in the top three of my ‘super large’ milkshake experiences – click here for a reminder of the salted caramel-cheesecake dessert version we tried at Craft in Parktown earlier this year, and here to see the chocolatey brownie deliciousness at My Sugar in Sea Point. As it’s my birthday weekend (yes, that’s why I’m on leave) I predict another sweet treat or two will make an appearance in next week’s blog.
But for now, here are the past week’s highlights…
Saturday, 6 February 2016: Sleepy doggies, Village Square brekkie
Sunday, 7 February 2016: Wimpy brekkie, Catch 22 drinks and doggie photo fail
Midweek work highlights
Friday, 12 February 2016: Monster milkshakes at Festive Underground Eatery (FUE) in Marine Circle
I am still full. Probably no more milkshakes for me this weekend… but never say never.
I know, I know. Hanging head in shame as am a few days late with this blog update. The reason? We misplaced the connecty cable that’s the easiest way to transfer photos across, and it would have been too labour-intensive to email or Bluetooth the pics across as I cut down my selection from 118 options to around 35. 35 being a special number as Husband celebrated his 35th birthday this week! 🙂 And so, without further ado, I present to you my highlights of the past two weeks…
Saturday, 24 January 2015: Discovering what’s really worth ordering when breakfasting at Mugg & Bean
Sunday, 25 January 2015: Cheaper lunch options
Monday, 26 January 2015: Morning coffee at Naspers, evening dog walks during loadshedding
Thursday, 29 January 2015: Cocktails at Cubana to celebrate Husband’s 35th birthday
Saturday, 31 January 2015: Husband shows us how to jump into the icy Atlantic sea and we take a night bus trip to see the SunStar sculpture
Sunday, 1 February 2015: Braai-ing in the new month
Monday, 2 February 2015: doggies take over our bed
That’s all for now, folks – expect a few more birthday celebrations next weekend as this weekend was too packed to get to everything we wanted to…
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 🙂
I know, I know, a four-legged fur-baby is drastically different to a human one. But I couldn’t be more proud of our little seven-year-old. Instead of learning her ABCs, 123s and colours she’s learning to become more patient around her adopted brother – when we first brought him home from the SPCA she really mourned the loss of her only child status. But times they are a-changing. We even find them curled up in the same blanket sometimes!
And as I’ve said before, nothing lifts the spirits more when you’ve had a bad day than the utterly enthusiastic greeting a doggie will give, complete with jumping, singing and licking.
This past Tuesday was the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate this joyful little creature, as it was her birthday. Here’s what we did…