What a busy week it’s been! The weather is hot and sunny and we’re finally both on leave, with lots of fun (and exciting) things planned for the next few weeks. Before that though, let’s look at our latest highlights…
Friday, 11 December 2015: Schwarma Express on Marine Circle
Husband felt for a schwarma, I felt for a sunset – perfect match.
The pretty sunset I saw from the beach front, before clouds started rolling in.
Saturday, 12 December 2015: Breakfast and mosaic-ing
On Saturday we tried out the new Village Square Cafe in West Coast Village for breakfast. My large cappuccino was strong and came with a shortbread biscuit (hiding in my spoon).
Husband tried the pesto breakfast, which came with perfectly poached eggs.
I went for the choc-chip flapjack breakfast with berry puree and two lumps of ice cream.
Finally done! I’d been working on this mosaic heart for a while, and finally got the grouting done on Saturday. Now, where to put it…
Bassie crawled under the pillows at her granny’s house that evening to escape from the heat.
The doggies (and Bertie’s bear) took up the whole couch when we got home so we had to make another plan for our TV viewing!
Sunday, 13 December 2015: Breakfast with squirrels
I’d been hearing good things about the new tea garden menu at Company’s Garden, so we ventured out to town on Sunday morning to have a looksie. Unfortunately their coffee machine was broken on the day, but I thoroughly enjoyed my tray of tea – that’s a biscotti on the side.
This is the banana bread French toast, with strawberries and bacon and marscapone. Very very good. Those are not real flies scampering over my tea cup in the background, it’s an interesting design!
Husband called his salmon eggs benedict ‘the best’. Strong praise!
Just a few metres from our table, pigeons and squirrels were scampering about, tamely asking for treats. You can just make out a little grey squirrel climbing down the tree trunk here…
He let me snap him from very close-up. Such a sweetie!
Tuesday, 15 December 2015: Final team lunch of 2015 at La Belle
With Wednesday being the Reconcilliation Day public holiday in SA, Tuesday was the last day of work of 2015 for many – also the day we sent out our last email newsletters for the year and the last day I’d be working with a colleague who relocated to Joburg that eve. That all came together to make it the perfect day for our final team lunch of the year. We settled on La Belle in Alphen, Constantia.
With so many amazing things on the menu, I teamed up with a colleague in splitting two mains between us. This was our first choice, the pork belly with greens and apple sauce, resting on corn fritters. Best ever.
Our second main – the La Belle beef burger, complete with mushrooms, cheese sauce and a metal bucket of shoestring fries. One of the tastiest I’ve ever had. (The burger, not the bucket).
Was I so full I had to skip dessert? No, of course not! I tried the ‘NY-style cheesecake’ and washed it down with a cappuccino. Enjoyed every bite.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015: Star Wars day
We started off the day with some coffees at the local McCafe. Husband had a cola, I had a caramel latte. So yummy.
With lots of time to spare before our showing of Star Wars at Grandwest Casino, we wandered around along with the rest of Cape Town – all and sundry were there! Of course I posed in the Snoopy movie cut-out…
Husband wore his Darth Vader shirt to watch the Star Wars movie, of course. We also got popcorn and Cola.
Wearing our 3D glasses before they told us to.
Thursday, 17 December 2015: Bagels and flat whites
Thursday was my first day of leave! As Husband was sadly in office, Mum and dad treated me to a cream cheese bagel and flat white from New York Bagels. Was yummy!
My Thursday breakfast.
That’s all, folks! We’re both looking forward to some serious relaxing, starting now! 🙂
I’m now into the third week of my 10-week part-time course and my brain is positively overflowing with information that you may well see filtering across into this very blog’s design soon. Exciting! 🙂
Other highlights from the past week include the first true glimpse of Spring 2015 for Cape Town – always a few weeks behind those of y’all upcountry, alas. See below…
Friday, 11 September 2015: Chilly dogs in blankets
Bertie Andrews feeling the chill.
Bassie Andrews also felt the need to be blanketed.
Saturday, 12 September 2015: Breakfast at Woodbridge Island, post-assignment burgers at Rockstar Diner
Some pre-brekkie grins at Ilha, Woodbridge Island on Saturday.
Husband about to tuck in to his full English.
You know I love French Toast! This is a stack with bacon and grilled banana, and a cafe latte on the side.
Much, much later that day, after Husband had done lots of cleaning and clearing (we visited the local dump twice and that final box that had sat in the garage since we first moved to Cape Town is gone).. plus after I finished my last assignment for the week, we treated ourselves to fancy drinks and burgers at the Rockstar Diner. This is Husband’s Long Island Ice Tea…
There we are with our burgers and big grins adorning our faces. You can just see my ‘strawberries and cream’ milkshake, as well as my cheese burger topped with a crumbed onion ring and Husband’s ‘magic mushroom’ burger.
Sunday, 13 September 2015: Breakfast and long walks along the West Coast
First thing on Sunday, we headed to Eden on the Bay and dithered over where to eat. We started out at Captain’s Kitchen, where I had a strong cappuccino.
Husband had a Cola, of course. We then decided to walk “a little up the road” to see what else was on offer.
Walk and walk we did! All the way past the Blue Peter, Ons Huisie and the incoming sea. There’s a ship in the top left of the shot.
See? As close as close can be to the sea. Actually I lie. We were walking in the sea later, and I very nearly got swept away when I stepped into a hole in the sand – luckily Husband was right there to rescue me and I only got soaked up to my knees.
We ended up having breakfast at Petit Fours. Husband had this lovely poached egg concoction.
My favourite Boy and his favourite sauce.
For me? This rather delightful mini cheesecake filled with salted caramel and sliced almonds, washed down with a Chai latte.
Later that afternoon we were back in the area and stopped off for a spot of sushi at Best of Asia on Marine Circle
Wednesday, 16 September: Dins at Fat Cactus, Woodstock
To celebrate my first assignment results, Husband met me down the road from work on Wednesday at the Fat Cactus
For me? A super large espresso milkshake. There was enough in there to fill two glasses.
For Husband, the pulled pork, crispy tacos. He loves them
For me? The ‘starter’ rib basket. Husband helped me finish and we brought the rib bones home for the doggies.
Later that night we gave Bertie the teddybear we’d rescued from the side of the road a while ago and cleaned first. He loves it.
Friday, 18 September 2015: SEO studies and delicious tea breaks
I took the day off from work, so my Friday started like this – chocolate Poptarts and cappuccino breakfast while cluing myself up on the design aspects of SEO.
I had this for a brunch break later with the parents – custard-filled croissant and a large Chai latte. Yum!
That’s all, folks! The weekend ahead is set to be sunny yet windy, so who knows what my next blog update will have in store for you?