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
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
Husband and dad, waiting for husband’s dad and his friend to join us
My chocolate shake, on the mappy table
Mum had the always impressive peri peri prawns with rice
Not sure why I’m the only one looking at the camera here
Italian kisses for dessert
Bertie watched a birdie show on TV while we napped
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
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
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.
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
This icecream on the beach. Perfect.
Husband driving us home, past Muizenberg’s bright blue sea
Husband driving us home, past all sorts of trees
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 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!
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
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
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
Thursday, 19 March 2015: Internal branding conference at 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
Morning tea break wander through the Aquarium. So many fish, so little time
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
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
On Thursday, my parents treated Husband to a ‘last day of leave’ lunch. Here is lovely Mum with her rib basket.
Dad and Husband tucking in on the other side of table.
I got home from work to this sight. Note mirror propped up in front of Husband and Bertie – that was so Husband could properly portray himself in his new cricket game
Saturday, 10 January 2015: Family lunch at Panama Jacks, a chilly dip in Blouberg
It’s not an obvious Cape Town must-visit as it’s in the harbour, so a little tricky to reach, but came highly recommended by a former colleague – we soon saw why!
Instead of ordering the ordinary lobster off the menu, Dad went the clever route by having this lobster Ritz starter, and lobster sushi (in case you’re wondering, t’was not raw sashimi-style – the lobster was cooked and indeed delicious, he said)
Husband had three oysters as a starter
Husband’s Fettuccini Marinara, chock-full of fishy things
Mom’s peri-peri prawns main – she had calamari starter
You can’t quite see it, but that there Fettuccini Verde, packed with pesto and parmesan, was among the best pasta I’ve ever had. EVER. And at just R50 a plate, I’ll definitely be back! (Yes yes, I know it’s a seafood place, but am allergic to most creatures from the sea, remember?)
And to end it off a whisky Dom Pedro, with 4 straws. So good we had another 🙂
Husband heading to his favourite swimming spot, once we’d been home for a nap so the food had time to digest
There he is, bobbing in the sea! The wind was so strong that while I was taking this photo, it decided to snatch his vest I was supposedly holding for safekeeping out of my hand. It tumbled into the sea, never to be seen again. Sob. Sea 2, Litchi 0, if you remember I lost our camera the same way soon after we moved down here. Sigh…
Sunday, 11 January 2015: Breakfast at Aunt Sysy’s, cocktails at Cape to Cuba, swimming in the warm Muizenberg sea
Having lived in the Table View area for over two year’s now, tis a little embarrassing to have only just visited Aunt Sysy’s coffee shop at the Sandown Nursery. A delightful breakfast we had, too – note my flat white and plate of African Frenzy french toast – complete with bacon, banana, cream cheese, a berry and sprinkling of cinnamon – a steal at R30!
Presenting… Cape to Cuba! Most folk stop at the Brass Bell or Kalkies when in Kalk Bay, but this spot is a true gem. It’s decorated with chandeliers, bright walls, swings and more inside, and outside tables are wedged into soft beach sand if that’s your fancy
Husband’s cocktail came with green feather and juicy pineapple slice. Was called ‘The Voodoo’, hence the dark purple colour. I had the most delicious Pina Colada – sadly no photo to show you.
We were still heading to Mum’s for lupper, so Husband elected the mussel tapas – lovely white wine sauce, he said
Perfect. beach. weather. Look at that sky! Look at that sea! And as this was in Muizenberg, Husband was able to pull me in with minimal complaints and lots of laughter once I was in. Waves weren’t good enough for proper boogie boarding but was lovely to be cool and wet!
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.