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September SEO studies, walks along the Cape coastline and lots of lattes

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! πŸ™‚

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.
Bertie Andrews feeling the chill.
Bassie Andrews in a blanket.
Bassie Andrews also felt the need to be blanketed.

Saturday, 12 September 2015: Breakfast at Woodbridge Island, post-assignment burgers at Rockstar Diner

Breakfast at Ilha, Woodbridge.
Some pre-brekkie grins at Ilha, Woodbridge Island on Saturday.
English breakfast at Ilha
Husband about to tuck in to his full English.
French toast breakfast at Ilha
You know I love French Toast! This is a stack with bacon and grilled banana, and a cafe latte on the side.
Long Island Ice Tea at Rockstar Diner, Cape Town
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…
Burgers at Rockstar Diner, Cape Town
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

Cappuccino at Captain's Kitchen, Eden on the Bay.
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.
Coke at Captain's Kitchen, Table Mountain in the background
Husband had a Cola, of course. We then decided to walk “a little up the road” to see what else was on offer.
Blouberg rocks and a red ship
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.
Walking on rocks by Table Mountain
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.
Breakfast at Petit Fours, Blouberg
We ended up having breakfast at Petit Fours. Husband had this lovely poached egg concoction.
Tabasco sauce for breakfast
My favourite Boy and his favourite sauce.
Chai latte and mini cheese cake at Petit Fours
For me? This rather delightful mini cheesecake filled with salted caramel and sliced almonds, washed down with a Chai latte.
Sushi on Marine Circle, Blouberg
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

Fat Cactus, Woodstock post-work drinks
To celebrate my first assignment results, Husband met me down the road from work on Wednesday at the Fat Cactus
Espresso milkshake at Fat Cactus
For me? A super large espresso milkshake. There was enough in there to fill two glasses.
Pulled pork tacos at Fat Cactus, Woodstock
For Husband, the pulled pork, crispy tacos. He loves them
Rib basket at Fact Cactus, Woodstock
For me? The ‘starter’ rib basket. Husband helped me finish and we brought the rib bones home for the doggies.
Dog sitting on couch with teddybear
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

Poptarts and cappuccino and SEO study notes
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.
Chai latte and custart croissant at Carluccis, Blouberg
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?

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Family fishy lunch, best beach ice cream and conferences at the aquarium

Is it just me or is time really going faster? Can’t believe we’re almost at the end of March already. A quarter of the way through 2015. Wasn’t Christmas just a few days ago? No? I guess I can always scroll through my past weekly updates to see that’s not the case. Speaking of scrolling through, I hope you enjoy scrolling through my highlights of the past week…

Friday, 13 March 2015: Best sunset yet

Everyone and their dog posted their sunset photos last Friday after I'd finished updating the blog for the week. I held this pic over for your viewing pleasure today, as the skies look rather dull and dreary in contrast
Everyone and their dog posted their sunset photos last Friday after I’d finished updating the blog for the week. I held this pic over for your viewing pleasure today, as the skies look rather dull and dreary in contrast

Saturday, 14 March 2015: Lunch with all sorts of parents at Panama Jacks

Mum and me in Panama Jacks for Saturday lunch. Can just see my chocolate milkshake in the shot
Mum and me in Panama Jacks for Saturday lunch. Can just see my chocolate milkshake in the shot
Husband and dad, waiting for husband's dad and his friend to join us
Husband and dad, waiting for husband’s dad and his friend to join us
My chocolate shake, on the mappy table
My chocolate shake, on the mappy table
Mum had the always impressive peri peri prawns with rice
Mum had the always impressive peri peri prawns with rice
Not sure why I'm the only one looking at the camera here
Not sure why I’m the only one looking at the camera here
Italian kisses for dessert
Italian kisses for dessert
Bertie watched a birdie show on TV while we napped
Bertie watched a birdie show on TV while we napped
Precious darling doglet who always manages to look sad/worried/concerned
Precious darling doglet who always manages to look sad/worried/concerned
The almost-as-lovely-as-Friday's sunset on Saturday - the sea is just beyond the row of cars, under the streetlamps
The almost-as-lovely-as-Friday’s sunset on Saturday – the sea is just beyond the row of cars, under the streetlamps

Sunday, 15 March: Swimming in Fish Hoek, lupper at Woodbridge Island

My 'sweet treat' breakfast at Bread and Butter - French toast with a layer of brie sandwiched between, and bacon and syrup on top
My ‘sweet treat’ breakfast at Bread and Butter – French toast with a layer of brie sandwiched between, and bacon and syrup on top
Husband had the breakfast burger. It's a burger without the bun, skewered on a stick, with a side of toast
Husband had the breakfast burger. It’s a burger without the bun, skewered on a stick, with a side of toast
While walking through the nursery with dad-in-law and co, I spotted this mirror. So pretty. It's price? Not so pretty, at R435. I love it though.
While walking through the nursery with dad-in-law and co, I spotted this mirror. So pretty. It’s price? Not so pretty, at R435. I love it though.
The shark net was out at Fish Hoek beach, so it was safe to swim
The shark net was out at Fish Hoek beach, so it was safe to swim
These two seagulls watched all the action in the sea then took off sadly, as though they wished they could have had a paddle. Wet feathers are no fun
These two seagulls watched all the action in the sea then took off sadly, as though they wished they could have had a paddle. Wet feathers are no fun
This icecream on the beach. Perfect.
This icecream on the beach. Perfect.
Husband driving us home, past Muizenberg's bright blue sea
Husband driving us home, past Muizenberg’s bright blue sea
Husband driving us home, past all sorts of trees
Husband driving us home, past all sorts of trees
Teehee. We giggled at this sign outside the Lighthouse Tavern at Woodbridge Island
Teehee. We giggled at this sign outside the Lighthouse Tavern at Woodbridge Island
Husband kindly showing the camera where we stopped for lupper on the way home
Husband kindly showing the camera where we stopped for lupper on the way home
Husband showing his dubious dad how you eat the bacon-and-feta-filled jalapeno poppers at Ilha
Husband showing his dubious dad how you eat the bacon-and-feta-filled jalapeno poppers at Ilha
My iced coffee was finished! My hair was blowing all over my face!
My iced coffee was finished! My hair was blowing all over my face!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015: House of Monatic factory tour, very late St Patrick’s Day dins

Some of the fabric swatches on the 'suit jackets' floor of House of Monatic in Salt River, where I attended a press launch day
Some of the fabric swatches on the ‘suit jackets’ floor of House of Monatic in Salt River, where I attended a press launch day
Have you ever actually been inside a clothing factory? It's fascinating to see exactly how seemingly simple items are put together. Row and rows and rows of machinists at work
Have you ever actually been inside a clothing factory? It’s fascinating to see exactly how seemingly simple items are put together. Row and rows and rows of machinists at work
The table decoration at House of Monatic
The table decoration at House of Monatic
All the pretty shirts precisely sewn, buttoned, steamed, packaged and ready for distribution.
All the pretty shirts precisely sewn, buttoned, steamed, packaged and ready for distribution.
Poor Husband, finally eating the wonderful Guiness-y Irish stew mum brought over for dins on St Patrick's Day. He only got home from work at 12.35am as had so much to do
Poor Husband, finally eating the wonderful Guiness-y Irish stew mum brought over for dins on St Patrick’s Day. He only got home from work at 12.35am as had so much to do

Thursday, 19 March 2015: Internal branding conference at Aquarium

How I started my Thursday, at the Employer Branding Masterclass at the Aquarium
How I started my Thursday, at the Employer Branding Masterclass at the Aquarium
Imagine how distracting this view was. So amazing to be almost among the fish for the day. The orchid in front of the mirror is delightful, too
Imagine how distracting this view was. So amazing to be almost among the fish for the day. The orchid in front of the mirror is delightful, too
Morning tea break wander through the Aquarium. So many fish, so little time
Morning tea break wander through the Aquarium. So many fish, so little time
Conference dessert. A cakey, moussey, ice-creamy concoction.
Conference dessert. A cakey, moussey, ice-creamy concoction.
Now that's how you stay alert and focused through the afternoon session of a full-day conference - with Twinings Chai tea and a homemade crunchie cookie
Now that’s how you stay alert and focused through the afternoon session of a full-day conference – with Twinings Chai tea and a homemade crunchie cookie

That’s all, folks! We’ve had quite a few late nights this week, so looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Hope yours is just what you need πŸ™‚

Evening movies in dry pools and two milkshakes under R20

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

Just look at that little puppy face! This is Miss Bassie giving me her best 'Mom I want some, too!' face while I was eating dins.
Just look at that little puppy face! This is Miss Bassie giving me her best ‘Mom I want some, too!’ face while I was eating dins.
Zoomed in, just in case you didn't see how cute she is
Zoomed in, just in case you didn’t see how cute she is

Saturday, 17 January 2014: Bread & Butter breakfast, getting dunked by waves and watching movies in a dry pool

Tired face as I'd not yet sipped my morning cappuccino. Always beautifully presented at Bread & Butter with a heart shape in the foam and delightful little shortbread biscuit in the saucer
Tired face as I’d not yet sipped my morning cappuccino. Always beautifully presented at Bread & Butter with a heart shape in the foam and delightful little shortbread biscuit in the saucer
Husband peppering up his breakfast frittata
Husband peppering up his breakfast frittata
Husband hiding from the crashing waves by placing himself behind a large rock
Husband hiding from the crashing waves by placing himself behind a large rock
Deceptively small spray...
Deceptively small spray…
Followed by this monster wave. He jumped in for a proper swim after this anyway, so didn't matter how wet he was.
Followed by this monster wave. He jumped in for a proper swim after this anyway, so didn’t matter how wet he was.
The nicest minion I've had! This is Jana. She invited us to a 'popcorn and MCC' movie night in her dry pool to celebrate her '22 for the 5th time' birthday. We had a wonderful time
The nicest minion I’ve had! This is Jana. She invited us to a ‘popcorn and MCC’ movie night in her dry pool to celebrate her ’22 for the 5th time’ birthday. We had a wonderful time
This is Lily, my former-minion's sweet little hedgehog. She's very prickly, doesn't like to be touched, and puffs and huffs into a sweet little ball when she's had enough attention
This is Lily, my former-minion’s sweet little hedgehog. She’s very prickly, doesn’t like to be touched, and puffs and huffs into a little ball when she’s had enough attention
Here is the dry pool, complete with white wall for the movie to be projected onto and cosy seating options
Here is the dry pool, complete with white wall for the movie to be projected onto and cosy seating options
Loved the little garden lanterns
Loved the little garden lanterns
Here is Husband, happily watching <i>The Breakfast Club</i> for the first time while sipping MCC and snacking on his first of three bowls of popcorn. We also had pizza and all sorts of tasty sweet treats fit for a birthday party at the movies
Here is Husband, happily watching The Breakfast Club for the first time while sipping MCC and snacking on his first of three bowls of popcorn. We also had pizza and all sorts of tasty sweet treats fit for a birthday party at the movies
Solar jars and orange safety beacons dotted along the top of the pool to ensure no one fell in. (No one did)
Solar jars and orange safety beacons dotted along the top of the pool to ensure no one fell in. (No one did)
Husband admiring Jana's Husband's pinball machine, which had been lovingly restored
Husband admiring Jana’s Husband’s pinball machine, which had been lovingly restored

Sunday, 17 January 2015: Lazing about and lots of amazingly good value milkshakes

The reason I look tired is that we had a late night watching movies in a dry pool the night before - and I opted for a Horlicks shake instead of a coffee, but boy was it good! This delightful version, literally topped with a cherry, from our local Cubana, only cost R20.
The reason I look tired is that we had a late night watching movies in a dry pool the night before – and I opted for a Horlicks shake instead of a coffee, but boy was it good! This delectable version, literally topped with a cherry, from our local Cubana, only cost R20.
Here is Husband with the Eggs Benedict we shared. Tis a yummy yet extremely filling variation on polenta cakes instead of English muffin and with a creamy salsa sauce instead of Hollandaise
Here is Husband with the Eggs Benedict we shared. Tis a yummy yet extremely filling variation on polenta cakes instead of English muffin and with a creamy salsa sauce instead of Hollandaise
Much, much later that day - after I'd done lots of painting to recolour certain household goods lilac and Husband had cheered his way through SA's magnificent showing against West Indies - we headed off to Ilha at Woodbridge Island for a Sunday treat. This is my favourite coffee shake, still costs just R15!
Much, much later that day – after I’d done lots of painting to recolour certain household goods lilac and Husband had cheered his way through the SA cricket team’s magnificent showing against West Indies – we headed off to Ilha at Woodbridge Island for a Sunday treat. This is my favourite coffee shake, still costs just R15!
Husband downing his celebratory draught
Husband downing his celebratory draught
Sunday beach selfie. Happiness is.
Sunday beach selfie. Happiness is.

Monday, 19 January 2015: Sunny train trip home

Here I am sitting in the luxury of 'First Class', with a train booth all to myself on my long commute home from work. This way you see the trains and everything, as opposed to third class, where you stand smooshed up against half of Cape Town's more colourful characters
Here I am sitting in First Class luxury on the Metro train, with a booth all to myself on the first leg of my long commute home from work. Love seeing actual trees and clouds go past, as opposed to what the R2.50-cheaper third class option, where you stand smooshed up against half of Cape Town’s more colourful characters

Tuesday, 20 January 2015: Bertie settles in to watch some TV

Ha! Husband was playing cricket on the telly then suddenly noticed the doggies had snuck onto the couch in the hopes of watching something interesting. Bassie looks very guilty
Ha! Husband was playing cricket on the telly then suddenly noticed the doggies had snuck onto the couch in the hopes of watching something interesting. Bassie looks very guilty
Oh my soul I love this doggie. Look how pleased he is with himself, having crossed his long arms and settled down to watch some telly with his dad
Oh my soul I love this doggie. Look how pleased he is with himself, having crossed his long arms and settled down to watch some telly with his dad
He carried on watching even after the rest of us had lost interest.
He carried on watching even after the rest of us had lost interest.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015: Farewell coffee for Ilse at Locale, Mowbray

Iced coffee mocha creation at Locale - this was a mix of milk, ice, condensed milk, espresso and even Nutella - though not nearly as sweet as it sounds. Our table ordered 8 of them, teehee
Iced coffee mocha creation at Locale – this was a mix of milk, ice, condensed milk, espresso and even Nutella – though not nearly as sweet as it sounds. Our table ordered 8 of them, teehee. Did not meet the ‘less than R20’ criteria but then it’s not exactly a milkshake
Such a nice saying: 'Today is going to be a good day' :)
Such a nice saying: ‘Today is going to be a good day’ πŸ™‚
We were all rather enamoured with the pretty light shades and decadent treats on offer - the lemony cheesecake was perfect when split amongst three of us
We were all rather enamoured with the pretty light shades and decadent treats on offer – the lemony cheesecake was perfect when split amongst three of us
Group shot! Love this team. Ilse's the beauty in grey on the right, next to the fan. Miss her already, sob!
Group shot! Love this team. Ilse’s the dark-haired beauty in grey on the right, grinning with excitement, next to the fan. Miss her already even though I’ve only known her a few months, sob!
Later that night my parents came for dins, along with Aunty Jenny, who was visiting for a few days this week. I insisted we take a photo of the three of us before they left!
Later that night my parents came for dins, along with Aunty Jenny, who was visiting for a few days this week. I insisted we take a photo of the three of us before they left!

Thursday, 22 January 2015: Birthday ice cream and watermelon in the office

Such a nice treat to bring into the office when it's your birthday - a tub of ice cream and some fresh watermelon chunks
Such a nice treat to bring into the office when it’s your birthday – a few tubs of ice cream and some fresh watermelon chunks

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 πŸ™‚

Ice-cream starters, summer bunnies and protea decor

Eek, you guys. The time has finally, FINALLY come to seal and scribble on the last of our big brown moving boxes, give the ol’ tomato sauce-and-mustard-coloured walls a wave goodbye and settle into our first, very own housie! In other news, we’re just a weekend away from December. Time really does go faster at this time of year. Here’s what we’ve been up to since my last update…

Saturday, 22 November 2014: ‘Celebrate Summer’ braai, meet new bunny addition to the family and learn yoyo tricks, all at the Pantlands’ new housie

McDonald's Maple syrup-flavoured oats work for a busy Saturday, especially as they're just R12 a pop
McDonald’s Maple syrup-flavoured oats work for a busy Saturday, especially as they’re just R12 a pop
This is Toby, my friend Danni's gorgeous blue-eyed boy. His sister Skylar ran away each time I came close with the camera. Clever girl.
This is Toby, my friend Danni’s gorgeous blue-eyed boy. His sister Skylar ran away each time I came close with the camera. Clever girl.
The braai fire took a while so I suggested we start with dessert - always a win! As Frank works at The Creamery, we got to try nectarine flavour and raspberry yoghurt swirl - so good!
The braai fire took a while so I suggested we start with dessert – always a win! As Frank works at The Creamery, we got to try nectarine flavour and raspberry yoghurt swirl – so good!
The very cute Cobb 'braai' - big enough to fit a full chicken, we hear...
The very cute Cobb ‘braai’ – big enough to fit a full chicken, we hear…
Meet Bunbun, the newest addition to the Pantland family. He's so sweet! Frank found him while driving home from work one night. His adopted kitty siblings choose to ignore him, which is fine as he tends to sit under the bed all day
Meet Bunbun, the newest addition to the Pantland family. He’s so sweet! Frank found him while driving home from work one night. His adopted kitty siblings choose to ignore him, which is fine as he tends to sit under the bed all day
Bunbun let me pose with him. Very odd angle makes him look huge - he's really about half the size of Bassie!
Bunbun let me pose with him. Very odd angle makes him look huge – he’s really about half the size of Bassie!
Look how pleased he is with himself! While waiting for the meat to braai, Frank showed us some yoyo skills (he's quite famous for this) and let Husband have a go at his PowerBall wrist strengthen-y thing
Look how pleased he is with himself! While waiting for the meat to braai, Frank showed us some yoyo skills (he’s quite famous for this) and let Husband have a go at his PowerBall wrist strengthen-y thing

Sunday, 23 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale; post-packing treats at Ilha, Woodbridge Island

If you happen to be at Bread & Butter on a Sunday, you're in luck as that's the only day their version of bread and butter pudding's on the menu. Their's includes croissants, custard and caramel sauce, baked fresh on ordering...
If you happen to be at Bread & Butter on a Sunday, you’re in luck as that’s the only day their version of bread and butter pudding’s on the menu. Their’s includes croissants, custard and caramel sauce, baked fresh on ordering…
Close up of the steamy goodness, mini jug of custard on the side
Close up of the steamy goodness, mini jug of custard on the side
This is what you get if you ask Husband to make a 'nice face' while he's having eggs benedict at Bread & Butter. This version comes on toast, with bacon and avo.
This is what you get if you ask Husband to make a ‘nice face’ while he’s having eggs benedict at Bread & Butter. This version comes on toast, with bacon and avo.
A very big cheesy grin for this delicious iced coffee shake at Ilha, Woodbridge Island. Still one of the best at only R15
A very big cheesy grin for this delicious iced coffee shake at Ilha, Woodbridge Island. Still one of the best at only R15
Of course Husband opted for a beer instead...
Of course Husband opted for a beer instead…

Wednesday, 26 November 2014: Tasty tea time treats at the DMX Conference at Table Bay Hotel (yes, where I recently had high tea)

Some during-the-week sweet treats - these were my first ever macarons, at the Table Bay Hotel on Wednesday when I attended the DMX Conference
Some during-the-week sweet treats – these were my first ever macarons, at the Table Bay Hotel on Wednesday when I attended the DMX Conference
I knew from the bravery of Jana at our recent High Tea there that the lime-green mini tarts are not to be feared - there's caramel inside, so good! Pretty proteas in the background.
I knew from the bravery of Jana at our recent High Tea there that the lime-green mini tarts are not to be feared – there’s caramel inside, so good! Pretty proteas in the background.

Friday, 28 November 2014: More protea decor at the U-Start Conference at Cape Town’s City Hall

That there's Cape Town city hall. Rather impressive
That there’s Cape Town city hall. Rather impressive
More proteas as decor, this time in mirrored vases
More proteas as decor, this time in mirrored vases 

That’s all for now, folks. Get out there and enjoy the weekend! πŸ™‚

Going back to comfort food to beat the winter chill

Ah Cape Town. Most locals know that the beautiful, steamy November-to-March months of solid summer sunshine are followed by months of wet, grey winter. The kind where you dream of steam and can’t get enough of it from long soaks in the tub and an endless supply of coffee cups filled to the brim. That would explain why the view from my office window, which normally looks like this – magically sunny and ‘get outside’ inspiring:

Sunny view of CBD and Table Mountain
Sunny view of CBD and Table Mountain

Has been more like this for the past few weeks:

Overcast and drizzly - that's rain, not tears on the glass
Overcast and drizzly – that’s rain, not tears on the glass

Or worse, like this:

View completely morphed by rain
View completely morphed by rain

Some days it rains, some days it pours. Most days the wind is so bitterly cold that your eyeballs ache and your nose zings each time you venture out (Note: Having your nose sing is different to having your nose zing. The former is amusing. The latter, not so much.)

And so, we’ve not been out and about trying many new things of late. Instead, it’s comfort that appeals – the comfort of going back to a treasured memory or a tummy-filling meal that you know will do well again and again.

Popcorn weather! Using an owlie salt shaker! Happy to finally be home and dry...
Popcorn weather! Using an owlie salt shaker! Happy to finally be home and dry…

That’s why last weekend, instead of trying anywhere new, we revisited a few of our local favourites, namely Inside, the intriguing Indian bistro/cocktail bar/sports lounge in Eden on the Bay where we had one of the best value-for-money breakfasts a few weeks ago, as well as the Brazen Head Irish pub, at Seaside Village. Both in Big Bay, both on the same day. Yes we did.Β 

Here’s breakfast at Inside…

I didn't properly document the meal last time - here we go with big bowl of yoghurt and honey to start, as well as glass of Coca Cola, flute of orange juice and pot of tea...
I didn’t properly document the meal last time – here we go with big bowl of yoghurt and honey to start, as well as glass of Coca Cola, flute of orange juice and pot of tea…
Nonchalantly sipping on one's breakfast Coke, as one does. This is the rest of the meal - all this AND everything in previous photo came to less than R80. For realsies. Pick your jaw up off the floor.
Nonchalantly sipping on one’s breakfast Coke, as one does. This is the rest of the meal – all this AND everything in previous photo came to less than R80. For realsies. Pick your jaw up off the floor.

This is lunch at the Brazen Head with mum and dad…

We were so full from our breakfast still that Hubby was happy with the cheesy snails starter and a Castle Draught to wash it down
We were so full from our breakfast still that Hubby was happy with the cheesy snails starter and a Castle Draught to wash it down
Dad was very pleased with his freshly made snake and pygmy pie (OK OK, it was steak and kidney) and handful of chips
Dad was very pleased with his freshly made snake and pygmy pie (OK OK, it was steak and kidney) and handful of chips
Mom and I shared these wonderful vege side orders - she didn't have the super large breakfast I did but had been very ill with ear infection/dizziness for a fortnight, so dry food was the order of the day. And these were delicious! Crumbed mushrooms, delicate sweet butternut and garlicky spinach. Mmm
Mom and I shared these wonderful vege side orders – she didn’t have the super large breakfast I did but had been very ill with ear infection/dizziness for a fortnight, so dry food was the order of the day. And these were delicious! Crumbed mushrooms, delicate sweet butternut and garlicky spinach. Mmm

And the deliciousness continued the following day, when a fried-food craving hit so we went to Ilha at Woodbridge Island for this lovely meal…

That's an iced coffee/coffee shake in front of me, three large feta-and-bacon stuffed jalapeno poppers with sweet chilli dipping sauce, and a basket of prawn tempura and chips. Not pictured - Hubby and his Castle Draught. Apologies to man at next table pondering his newspaper
That’s an iced coffee/coffee shake in front of me, three large feta-and-bacon stuffed jalapeno poppers with sweet chilli dipping sauce, and a basket of prawn tempura and chips. Not pictured – Hubby and his Castle Draught. Apologies to man at next table pondering his newspaper

That’s all, folks… I sense more comfort food coming my way as the temperature’s set to drop further, so watch this space for more!