T’was the first week back at work in the Andrews household, but it was by no means slow-going. So busy were we that I forgot to bring home the computer connect-y cord on Friday, hence delay in publishing this.
See our highlights below…
Saturday, 9 January 2016: Company’s Garden breakfast, City SightSeeing CT Harbour Cruise
Nothing starts off the weekend better than a cappuccino/flat white. And the delicious biscotti on the side took it up a notch. This was at Company’s Garden. Last time we went their coffee machine was broken so I made do with a pot of tea. This time I was all too happy to get the caffeine I needed the way I wanted 🙂
Of course there are lots of yummy things on the breakfast menu but as I know what a winner the French toast is, with crispy bacon, strawberries and creme fraiche, I stuck to what I love.
For Husband, the salmon eggs benedict, which he confirms is the best he’s had in CT. The Hollandaise sauce is just the right creamy tangy consistency, the English muffin is toasted just so, and the salmon fresh fresh fresh.
Lol at this sign at the V&A Waterfront. We didn’t have to make use of the service luckily, but good to know it’s there!
We stopped at the dry dock to have a look at the boat waiting there. Amazing to think how heavy it must be.
Tried his hand at being captain outside the Titanic exhibition. Prefers being a commander.
And then we took to the sea! We thoroughly enjoyed the City Sightseeing Cape Town sunset bus tour for Husband’s birthday last year ( click here for a reminder), so when we saw their harbour cruise option is just R40 per person we ran across to the dock and hopped on. Fascinating tour around the Waterfront harbour and the red earphones means you get to hear a quick history of all the sights. Well worth it!
T’was such a delightful ‘tourist in your own city’ thing to do.
Seagulls swooping down for food near the I&J warehouse.
So very pretty. View from our furthest point out to sea before we turned around for the return trip.
Those black things in the water are bits of sea lion. He was floating lazily on his back. But there were even more exhausted sea lions to be seen…
See? It seems we have an epidemic of lazy seals. This one is sleeping in a tyre – and the sight is so common that the CitySightseeing Cape Town audio commentary dubs him and his fellow sleepy sea lions ‘seals on wheels’.
Just look at that sleepy little face, deep in dreamland.
Sunday, 10 January 2016: Star Wars in iMax
Yip, you read that right – not content with merely starting the December vacation with a viewing of the latest Star Wars movie in 3D, the highlight of our final day of leave was watching it again – this time at Cape Gate in iMax – with these super enormous movie treats of Cola and popcorn.
Workweek highlights: Animal print on the bus and GetSmarter certification
T’was a long, tough week of acclimatising to the work day and deadlines again. The sight of two ladies in a row dressed in different animal-print tops made me smile once I finally got a seat on the bus trip home.
Tis official! A certificate from UCT and GetSmarter arrived as proof of my successful completion of their SEO short course. Husband says we’ll have to make space for it on the wall of smart 🙂
That’s all, folks! Expect my next update within the week. Take it easy…
“In the most delightful wayyyyy!”
Thanks, Mary Poppins. Ahem. As you were.
This past week I was knocked flat by the awful cold/flu that’s spreading like wildfire the country at the moment due to change of season. I’m mostly better now, apart from the hacking cough that keeps breaking the silence – stay warm kiddos, my
drenching on the bus last week was probably the final straw after fighting off the germs everyone had been spluttering around all week. That doesn’t mean we had a boring week though, stifled by tissues and throat spray – not by a long shot 🙂 Yes, I do love my job – you’ll see why in the pics below…
Saturday, 6 June 2015: Waffle breakfast, owlie gazing, Enchanted pizza
When I awoke on Saturday with a firey throat and tonsils ablaze, Husband asked what I wanted for breakfast. Only a Wimpy mega coffee to burn my throat and a waffle with ice cream to soothe it came to mind, so off to Wimpy we went. I had the waffle with brownies and M&Ms, clearly
There was a flurry of activity in our local West Coast Village so we went to see and sure enough, the resident owlie was being photographed by all and sundry. I even had my owlie-dotted bag on my shoulder. Husband heard him asking ‘Hooo’.
Bassie turned her nose up at Pupcorn once before, but she really LOVED this bag – maybe because it’s roast beef flavour, but most likely because it was bought for her brother.
The interesting decor at Enchanted pizza – recently opened in Parklands. With daily comments on Facebook about how good their pizzas are, we tried them for dins.
The pizza we shared – the Mexican. With chicken, guacamole, sour cream. I said I’d have a slice and ended up demolishing nearly half of it.
That’s the outline of a lady silhouette in my cappuccino foam, and two homemade shortbread rounds in my saucer. Win win.
Sunday, 7 June 2015: Melkbos brekkie, Bassie gets a chinful of custard
On Sunday I was well enough for an outing so we trotted off to I heart Melkies in Melkbos. This was my granola with sliced banana and berry coulis.
Husband went for the ‘veggie breakfast’ instead. Marmite toast with avo, roast tomatoes and poached egg. “It was something different”, he said.
Husband happily pouring his breakfast Cola. Note the herb box next to us. It ran all around the inner perimeter of the seating area.
My most beautiful doglet. Guess who had some custard at Granny’s house.
Tuesday, 9 June: Zomato Editor’s breakfast at Cape Milner
Had to snap this sign while walking through town on Tuesday morning.
Beautiful orchid-topped glass table in the Glass Lounge, Cape Milner hotel. But that’s not why it’s called the Glass Lounge…
This is! Amazing glass ceiling, glass doors leading out to the pool area, and views of Table Mountain. A real treat to see on a work day.
This is why I was there – for the Zomato Editor’s Breakfast. Delightful. It’s work, I promise – read here.
My cappuccino and fruity/yoghurt/muesli from above, even with some edible gold. Sparkly.
The eggs ben on toasted English muffin, with ham and spinach, and a side of apple juice to wash it down.
Even better? We were sent off to our respective offices with a personalised cookie from Charly’s Bakery. Was delicious and shortbread-like.
Thursday, 11 June 2015: Evening event at Marshall Music on Buitengracht Street
Isn’t this just the best collection of guitars you’ve seen? So many more to marvel at when I attended an evening event at Marshall Music in Cape Town.
The full sign reads ‘Welcome to Marshall Music’. I only got up to ‘Mars’ in this shot. Teehee.
That’s all, folks! We’re finally both on the mend so should have a regular weekend of resting, relaxing and relishing food on the cards – enjoy! 🙂