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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! πŸ™‚ See, told you I was onto something by leaving my blog posts so late in the week. You can thank me later.

Landlubbers celebrating the great Cape outdoors by boat, foot and bus

Ahoy, me mateys! πŸ™‚ Yes, I’ve turned to Pirate Speak. Argh. Shiver me timbers (Alas, that’s all the Pirate Speak I know. If you have a few more catch phrases up your sleeve, please share with me so I can impress others when next I have a parrot on my shoulder.)

The reason for my twist to all things sea-wordy is because we were sea-worthy this past weekend. See, Husband has decided he is a budding fisherman. As such, we renewed his fishing licence (you can do so at your local Post Office), stocked up the inflatable boat with all sorts of fishing apparel (poles, boxes, hats, hooks, soggy bread and the like) and headed out to the open waters just in front of the Blue Peter in Big Bay. Because we do love to be beside the seaside. See below.

Rowing us out into the deep blue (grey) sea! Note how wet his shirt is, and also dimple that only shows when Very Happy
Rowing us out into the deep blue (grey) sea! Note how wet his shirt is, and also dimple that only shows when Very Happy
I was there too - smiling, but cold and wet. Note wooly hat and shiny arm - that's because I was completely drenched
I was there too – smiling, but cold and wet. Note wooly hat and shiny arm – that’s because I was completely drenched
This is the life: Fishing! On the sea! We only caught more sea this time, alas
This is the life: Fishing! On the sea! We only caught more sea this time, alas

But the fun didn’t end there, oh no. We also took the doggies for a lovely long walk (bark in the park) in the marshy wonderland they’d not yet explored near McPhersons of the ‘Sunday lunch special’ I recently wrote about:

Very Excited doggies exploring at McPherson's. Note how each is wanting to go in a different direction.
Very Excited doggies exploring at McPherson’s. Note how each is wanting to go in a different direction.
Wild lilies grow along the edges
Wild lilies grow along the edges
Sweet little dog and I happy to be out and about. Am wearing wellies to keep feet dry.She's happy hers are very muddy
Sweet little dog and I happy to be out and about. Am wearing wellies to keep feet dry. She’s happy hers are very muddy

Then, just so I don’t disappoint all the foodie fanatics asking “Where are my weekly food pics?”, here you go: we bussed into town on Sunday morning and had a fancy brunch at Kloof Street House on Sunday. Not cheap by a long shot but worth most of the pennies as it’s a rather unusual venue with lots of nooks and crannies to explore while you wait for your gastronomic extravaganza to appear…

Such pretty, quirky outdoor furniture at Kloof Street House
Such pretty, quirky outdoor furniture at Kloof Street House
Charming entrance to Kloof Street House
Charming entrance to Kloof Street House
Excuse the frizzy hair, focus on the gorgeous Eggs Benedict with parma ham on a Hollandaise-sauce coloured plate. Mmm!
Excuse the frizzy hair, focus on the gorgeous Eggs Benedict with parma ham on a Hollandaise-sauce coloured plate. Mmm!
Yay brunch! Hidden under the mound of rocket was a delicious prawn, chilli and avo omelette
Yay brunch! Hidden under the mound of rocket was a delicious prawn, chilli and avo omelette

And of course that’s not even half of how we spent the weekend. We also napped with the doggies, watched some big bikes going around the track at Killarney Race track and snacked on imported goods from the UK Emporium. Amongst other things…

Bertie napping with his dad
Bertie napping with his dad
Watching the bikes zoom around the track at Killarney - this greenie was the winner of the race we watched
Watching the bikes zoom around the track at Killarney – this greenie was the winner of the race we watched
My favourite weekend treat - Vanilla Coke and Millionaire's Shortbread Wonka Bar
My favourite weekend treat – Vanilla Coke and Millionaire’s Shortbread Wonka Bar

Looks like this weekend’s set to be another cold one so keep warm, kids!