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Weird wall gizmos and job title celebrations

The past weekend was a goodie as I finally started feeling better from bronchitis – antibiotics are a necessary evil – and we didn’t have much on the cards, so could spend some time relaxing and rejuvenating. Here’s what we got up to…

Friday, 2 October 2015: Dogs in various positions on couches

Leigh's dogs Bassie and Bertie on the couch with Bertie's toy
First the doggies decided to take up the whole couch – Bertie placed Bear perfectly so there just wasn’t enough space for his parents to join in.
Bertie resting against Leigh on the couch as she studies
Then Bassie moved to sit with her dad and Bertie decided to help me with my studies… note lots of medicine on top of ‘shades of grey’ cabinet.
Leigh's dogs sleeping on the couch
Eventually all three relocated to the other couch. Note Bertie has Bear under his chin and has placed himself over Bassie.

Saturday, 3 October 2015: Brekkie overlooking rainy Rondebosch Common

Cappuccino at Common Ground, Rondebosch
Saturday dawned cold and drizzly… with the realisation that I’d left most of my notes for that week’s assignments in the office. So we headed out for breakfast in the general vicinity of work, ending up at Common Ground for breakfast.
Bacon and banana French toast at Common Ground, Rondebosch
‘Common ground’ is a clever name because apart from the obvious, it’s also a coffee shop (ground) opposite the Rondebosch Common. Our table was fairly situated in the middle but we could still watch the rain pouring down. I opted for the bacon and banana French toast.
Leigh's husband eating eggs benedict at Common Ground, Rondebosch
Here’s Husband in mid-chew of his eggs benedict – yes, I have considered renaming the blog “French toast and eggs ben”!
Leigh with takeaway box at Common Ground, Rondebsch
So much was the French toast that I took half home with me to finish off that afternoon. Note we both proudly wore South Africa supporter shirts to support the Springboks in that evening’s RWC match.
Delos antiques wall art
Next stop – work to collect my assignment notes. While waiting for the guard to arrive and let me in, we explored the ‘Delos’ building next door. It’s filled with antiques like chandeliers, fancy tables and somewhat scary wall decorations, like this guy.
Metal wall owls at the nursery
Notes in hand, we stopped off at the nursery, where I fell in love with a selection of metal outdoor wall owlies. Still deciding which is my favourite.
Watching rugby on the couch
Gardening and assignments complete, we settled in to watch the rugby – Bertie was very interested and kept checking with his dad for approval, Bassie ignored the festivities.

Sunday, 4 October 2015: New job title celebrations

Leigh hugging her dogs on couch
Still not feeling 100%, I enjoyed some early morning cuddles with the doggies before we ventured out for breakfast, as we do.
Liegh's husband buttering toast at Greens
We ended up at Greens. Husband had his favourite deluxe breakfast – here he is buttering his toast
French toast with pineapple and coconut at Greens
I had a chai latte and tried the coconut-pineapple French toast. Delicious.
Milk tart with cinnamon decoration
Mum had bought the most beautifully patterned milk tart to celebrate my new job title (am officially editor-in-chief: marketing & media)…
Laborie MCC
And we had dry pink MCC to top off the celebrations.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015: Business of Design conferencing at ICIC

Coffee and muffin at Inner City Ideas Cartel
It was a busy week for me as I covered two conferences. The first was the Spring 2015 edition of Business of Design, held at the Inner City Ideas Cartel. This was my rushed tea-time treat between taking notes and networking.
Egg chairs on Inner City Ideas Cartel rooftop
Lunch that afternoon was served on the rooftop. I love these egg chairs!

Thursday, 8 October 2015: Mobile 360 Africa conferencing at African Pride Crystal Towers

Fishing sculpture in African Pride Crystal Towers hotel
My second conference of the week was the GSMA Mobile 360 Africa, held at the African Pride Crystal Towers hotel in Century City. This sculpture is fascinating.
Mini mille feulle with coffee
The conference content may have been technical and detailed, but the snacks were delicious. This was a mini mille feulle with my coffee
Orange flowers in Century City
Later that afternoon I had to take a shot of these gorgeous citrus blooms on my walk to the Myciti station. Yes, those are colourful cats on my sock.

That’s all, folks! Until next time…

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Cousinly theatrics, burgers and shakes galore and a fond farewell

Cousinly? Is that even a word? Well no, but ‘ly’ is added onto words to make them descriptive, and seeing as the theatre show in question starred my cousin, I went with it. Cousinly. Forgive me. See my highlights of the week below, which included a great many burgers, milkshakes and more…

Saturday, 23 May 2015: Lunch at Dias Tavern, Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre

Dad inspecting a vehicle, parked outside a no parking sign at the Dias Tavern. Right next to a live boxing club.
Dad inspecting an eye-catching vehicle, parked outside a no parking sign at the Dias Tavern. Right next to a live boxing club.
That would be my pink milkshake at Dias Tavern.
That would be my pink milkshake at Dias Tavern.
Cheers-ing dad's Catemba - red wine mixed with cola.
Cheers-ing dad’s Catemba – red wine mixed with cola.
Husband had a Castle Draught, suitably positioned in front of the Castle Draught sign.
Husband had a Castle Draught, suitably positioned in front of the Castle Draught sign.
My burger! Amazingly tasty, especially with extra prego sauce smeared on top.
My burger! Amazingly tasty, especially with extra prego sauce smeared on top.
That's the jug of prego sauce I mentioned, going on Mom's prego roll as intended.
That’s the jug of prego sauce I mentioned, going on Mom’s prego roll as intended.
Love <3
Love ❀
Husband and me outside the Fugard Theatre, where we watched my cousin act in Cabaret.
Husband and me outside the Fugard Theatre, where we watched my cousin act in Cabaret.
Husband having a coffee in The Fugard, as we waited to go in and watch.
Husband having a coffee in The Fugard, as we waited to go in and watch.
Mom enjoying the popcorn at half-time. Such a treat!
Mom enjoying the popcorn at half-time. Such a treat!

Sunday, 24 May 2015: Breakfast cake and doggy door installations

Sunday breakfast = the R30 cake and cappuccino special at Foodlover's Market. I had the Oreo cheesecake, my favourite.
Sunday breakfast = the R30 cake and cappuccino special at Foodlover’s Market. I had the Oreo cheesecake, my favourite.
1 X doggy door installed. 1 X day of reminding Bertie how to push his way in and out, and all are happy chappies.
1 X doggy door installed. 1 X day of reminding Bertie how to push his way in and out, and all are happy chappies.

Monday, 25 May 2015: Fantastic IT birthday cake

This here baked milktart, and that there chocolatey deliciousness? Perfect together, Especially on a Monday :)
This here baked milktart, and that there chocolatey deliciousness? Perfect together, Especially on a Monday πŸ™‚

Tuesday, 26 May 2015:  Winter two-for-one burgers at Driftwood Cafe

Driftwood Cafe - one of our favourites.
Driftwood Cafe – one of our favourites. Especially when they start their midweek Winter specials.
Love the lighting at the Driftwood. This was a Milo milkshake.
Love the lighting at the Driftwood. This was a Milo milkshake.
Husband made friends with one of the chickens roaming the grounds.
Husband made friends with one of the chickens roaming the grounds.
Husband relaxing after a longggg day's work. He promptly came down with a tummy bug the next day and has been in bed since, poor dear, so this will likely be a photo-light weekend...
Husband relaxing after a longggg day’s work. He promptly came down with a tummy bug the next day and has been in bed since, poor dear. I’ve had it mildly too, so this will likely be a photo-light weekend…

Wednesday, 27 May 2015: Swissroll to end the day on a roly-poly note

Swissroll! Mum brought it to our house for a post-dins treat :)
Swissroll! Mum brought it to our house for a post-dins treat πŸ™‚

Friday, 29 May 2015: Farewell lunch at The Forester’s Arms (Forries) in Newlands

My Nutella shake, at the Forester's Arms in Newlands (Forries). My first visit, most pleasant with a roaring fire as the rain battered down outside. We were there for the most wonderful manager's farewell lunch.
My Nutella shake, at the Forester’s Arms in Newlands (Forries). Called ‘Forries’ as it used to be at the very edge of the Newlands Forest. My first visit, most pleasant with a roaring fire as the rain battered down outside. We were there for the most wonderful manager’s farewell lunch.
The very interesting floor at Forries.
The very interesting floor at Forries.
Deluxe burger with cheese and crispy bacon. Great pub fare.
Deluxe burger with cheese and crispy bacon. Great pub fare.
My second shake of the day - this time a large berry.
My second shake of the day – this time a large berry.
The bestest everest work team! Spot me in the back, teehee.
The bestest everest work team! Spot me in the back, teehee.

That’s all, folks. The weather’s icy, we’ve both been poorly so I predict lots of naps and reading by the fire this weekend. Keep warm! πŸ™‚