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 🙂
“Know where Charlize Theron eats seafood when she’s in Cape Town? Right here, at Panama Jacks,” our waitress whispered conspiratorially during our lipsmacking Saturday lunch. We could certainly see why. But of course, that’s not all we’ve done since my last update…
Thursday, 8 January 2015: Husband and parents lunch at Fat Cactus
Saturday, 10 January 2015: Family lunch at Panama Jacks, a chilly dip in Blouberg
Sunday, 11 January 2015: Breakfast at Aunt Sysy’s, cocktails at Cape to Cuba, swimming in the warm Muizenberg sea
That’s all, folks! I know, I know – no milkshake pics (though I did have a strawberry one at Panama Jacks), no photos of Bassie, and not a single shot of the sunset! Gasp! Will hopefully rectify the situation next time round… Click here to visit the Panama Jacks website.
You kids already know I love ribs. You just can’t do better than short pork ribs, with a sticky, tasty basting… see me eating ribs in Joburg with my bestie here, and at Lefty’s in CT here. And now, we have a strong contender set to snatch the title of ‘best ribs’. Drum roll please, it’s… Fat Cactus, Woodstock! We’d been to Fat Cactus in Mowbray a few times before (even when my Joburg bestie was down for a whirlwind visit, remember? I even went on about how amazing the chipotle sauce was. But golly goodness is having a whole rib basket to yourself a treat! That’s what I did on Saturday, and I’d say that was my weekend highlight. But of course, that’s not all we did… (and of course I didn’t get photos of everything, either) 😉
Saturday, 4 October 2014: Dip in the Blouberg sea, Fat Cactus lunch, exploring the yacht club
Sunday, 5 October 2014: Breakfast at Craft House Eatery, Woodbridge Island
Sadly that’s where I stopped taking photos as I went into ‘relax’ mode when we boogie boarded at Muizenberg (water was still as numbingly cold as it was on Saturday), and later lazed in the sun at Llandudno.
Sheesh, you couldn’t turn on the radio this Saturday without being repeatedly reminded that Cape Town was experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures we weren’t likely to feel again… until next summer rolls around, of course. So while there were lots of indoor chores to keep us occupied this weekend, we chose to rather spend most of our time outdoors, soaking up the summer sun.
On Saturday, we slept in then went for Eggs Benedict breakfast at our closest Café Dulce and spent the whole morning driving to the sea (I know I know, we live 5 minutes away from the Blouberg Beach, but we wanted the warm water of Muizenberg side).
And so we ended up at Strand first, where hubby swam a bit (I got in up to my knees as it was still cold, thankyouverymuch). Then we headed on to Muizenberg, which was PACKED. After a slow start I enjoyed myself boogieboarding – only got dunked once but it was necessary, came out with a clear head.
We didn’t take any photos of the boogie boarding in progress this time, but here’s one of me and my SCARY board at Kalk Bay last November:
Next we headed to the tidal pool at St James, had a late lunch in Kalk Bay and discovered a nice outdoor pubby eatery on our way home:
On Sunday we repeated the Eggs Benedict – except we made it at home and didn’t include Hollandaise sauce:
Then we went to our local beach with trusty umbrella to ward away sunburn-and-worse-causing rays:
And we ended up visiting the Big Barrel Pub again for lunch:
Before heading to my mom and dad for a summery supper of salad-y things:
You can feel the chill in the air already, so I’m glad we made full use of the summer sun this weekend…
We’ve been looking forward to December ALL year, mainly because we’d have friends and family visiting but also because we’d finally have the time to explore the beautiful city we’ve lived in for 12 months now.
One of the best ways to do so is by using the MyCiti bus, as I’ve explained before it’s relatively inexpensive and reliable if you plan your route in advance (click here for more).
And so, explore we did! Here are some of my favourite moments…
26 December – Boxing Day meal out at Eastern Fusion, Eden on the Bay
27 December – Bussing around Cape Town, Camps Bay
28 December – Breakfast at Driftwood Cafe, train to Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town, MyCiti Bus back home
29 December – Ratanga Junction and MyCiti bus (again)
30 December – Hiking up Table Mountain for the second time this year, up Constantia Nek