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
Saturday, 14 March 2015: Lunch with all sorts of parents at Panama Jacks
Sunday, 15 March: Swimming in Fish Hoek, lupper at Woodbridge Island
Tuesday, 17 March 2015: House of Monatic factory tour, very late St Patrick’s Day dins
Thursday, 19 March 2015: Internal branding conference at Aquarium
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 🙂
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
Saturday, 17 January 2014: Bread & Butter breakfast, getting dunked by waves and watching movies in a dry pool
Sunday, 17 January 2015: Lazing about and lots of amazingly good value milkshakes
Monday, 19 January 2015: Sunny train trip home
Tuesday, 20 January 2015: Bertie settles in to watch some TV
Wednesday, 21 January 2015: Farewell coffee for Ilse at Locale, Mowbray
Thursday, 22 January 2015: Birthday ice cream and watermelon in the office
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 🙂
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
Sunday, 23 November 2014: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, Sunningdale; post-packing treats at Ilha, Woodbridge Island
Wednesday, 26 November 2014: Tasty tea time treats at the DMX Conference at Table Bay Hotel (yes, where I recently had high tea)
Friday, 28 November 2014: More protea decor at the U-Start Conference at Cape Town’s City Hall
That’s all for now, folks. Get out there and enjoy the weekend! 🙂
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:
Has been more like this for the past few weeks:
Or worse, like this:
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.
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.
Here’s breakfast at Inside…
This is lunch at the Brazen Head with mum and dad…
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 all, folks… I sense more comfort food coming my way as the temperature’s set to drop further, so watch this space for more!