“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.
This past week? Whoosh. A blur. Can’t believe (but thanking my lucky stars) that it’s Friday again. To get you and me in the mood for the next weekend that’s just inches away, let’s have a quick recap of what I’ve been up to in the past week…
Saturday, 7 March 2015: Mugg n Bean coffee, Charly’s Bakery, parental beach visit, Catch22 dins
Sunday, 8 March 2015: Doggy beach walk, family braai at ours
Monday, 9 March: Dins at home with the cyclists
Thursday, 12 March 2015: Thursday cupcake
That’s all, folks! Dad-in-law and his cycling friend are still with us this weekend, so expect a few more pics of them next week. And with that, I bid you good night…
If your memory’s sharp – mine’s not, so I’m envious – you’ll remember we had my last office end-of-year party in January, technically celebrating Christmas 2013 in January 2014, so it seemed way too soon to have the 2014 Christmas version a week ago, but have it we did, and it was literally grand as we spent the afternoon at Grand Beach near the Waterfront.
As Mother was still on our coast visiting, there was also lots of sightseeing, such as lunch at Cousin Janet’s – she lives in the most jealousy-inspiring house in St James, remember? Seeing as we were that side of the city we took the long way home, all through Noordhoek and along Chapman’s Peak drive – click here for a reminder of last time we did this pretty trip. But, as always, there was more to fill our weekend…
Thursday, 11 December 2014: Bizcommunity end-of-year lunch at Grand Beach
Friday, 12 December 2014: Cloudy, rainy and cold
Saturday, 13 December 2014: Decembraai-ing with the Cape rellies, scenic trip through Noordhoek, along Chapman’s Peak
Sunday, 14 December 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, cake at Mum
Tuesday, 16 December 2014: Breakfast at Captain’s Kitchen, Big Bay; cocktails at Catch22
And with that, we’re on the brink of the NEXT weekend already! Am not taking any leave other than the public holidays coming up, but Husband’s off for a few weeks so expect some pics of his DIY and home fixes in my next update!
I love sighing at sunsets (I even have an official certificate from work to prove it. S’true). Sunrise, on the other hand, is a little harder to catch each day as I love my sleep, but I have made a concerted effort to do so before, click here for a reminder.
Still, sunsets are easier all round. And I’m by no means alone in my sunset-adoration I know, but have you ever seen a seagull astounded by the pretty colours of the sunset? We happened to catch just this sight last weekend… Yes, I know there’s no such thing as a seagull thanks to the fairly detailed eco-marine trip work treated me to earlier this year – you know what I mean though.
All in all a nice easy weekend as I was recovering from the awful head cold Mum and Dad unintentionally brought back from their Mediterranean cruise.
Saturday, 30 August 2014: Stunning sunset as we dined at Catch22, Blouberg
Sunday, 31 August 2014: Slow Sunday coffee and beach visit
Monday, 1 September 2014: Celebrating Spring Day with chocolatey coffee at work
Almost time for the next weekend of tastes and experiences – starting to feel better so of course I can’t wait!