Wow, another week come and gone! We’re so close to the end of the year now, yet it feels so far off still. At least summer has finally arrived in Cape Town, with the doggies unsure whether it’s best to sit under the fan or run through the sprinkler outside in an attempt to stay cool. Here are a few of my most recent highlights…
Saturday, 28 November 2015: Primi breakfast, Pitmasters’ lunch
Sunday, 29 November 2015: Brekkie at home and pretty sunset
Tuesday, 1 December: Hot doggies and advent calendars
That’s all, folks – this weekend’s set to be another scorcher – keep cool! 🙂
In this week’s highlights you get an insider’s glimpse of the new Bizcommunity offices, post-week drinks with colleagues at the Fat Cactus, winter mid-week evening half-price curries with husband and more! See below…
Saturday, 4 July 2015: Breakfast at Bread & Butter, electric fence installation, dins at the Italian Club
Sunday, 5 July 2015: Breakfast at Primi Blouberg, evening at the Fire & Ice
Tuesday, 7 July 2015: New offices and sunset curries
Wednesday, 8 July 2015: A doggie surprise at Husband’s work!
Friday, 10 July 2015: Friday celebrations at the Fat Cactus, Woodstock
That’s all for this installment – keep your eyes peeled for the special guest post translated from the doggies, coming soon!
Ah, Christmas time. I am fully in Christmas mode once I’ve had my annual viewing of ‘Love, Actually’ for the year. And while December’s not exactly a ‘mistletoe and wine, snowy winter wonderland’ in South Africa, it’s still a favourite holiday for many.
Last year was a different one as it’s the first Christmas in almost a decade that we didn’t spend with hubby’s family (click here for a reminder).
This year was especially special for us as some of the Joburg rellies we’d not seen in months came down to spend time with us. In addition to brother-in-law Spec (click here for more of his early Cape Town adventures), we have Gords and Natalie in the house… and their visit is all the more special as they got engaged at Sunset Beach on Christmas Eve! So, lots of excitement all in all.
Added to this, it was our first ever year hosting the main Christmas meal, but with minimal stress (mainly on my part, as I’m the worrywart in this family), we produced an excellent spread! Clifton braaied the turkey based on a combination of advice from his dad and recipes he picked up online, mom made her famous potato salad with sausage and gherkin bits, there was gammon with candied clementines, and for dessert mom outdid herself with the best trifle ever (cherry jelly, custard, a base of Christmas cake, cream and fresh cherries and blackberries, mmm).
Here are some pics of the celebrations…
Christmas Eve – 24 December 2013
Christmas Day – 25 December 2013
Boxing Day – 26 December 2013
That’s all for now folks, keep an eye out for more pics of the Joburg visit to Cape Town – coming soon…