We made it to the first long weekend of 2015! I hope you’ve already had a very good Good Friday, filled with all the things you love most. Ours hasn’t been a very relaxing one as we’ve been doing lots of little chores around the house, mainly in the garden, but the grazed knuckles and aching arms are worth it when the garden of your dreams finally starts to take shape. More on that in the next blog update though – for now, I’ll show you what we’ve been up to since last Friday’s update…
Friday, 27 March 2015: Braai at home
Saturday, 28 March 2015: Canal Walk breakfast, Earth Hour Scrabble
Sunday, 29 March 2015: Hout Bay day trip
Tuesday, 31 March 2015: Nando’s dins with parents
Wednesday, 1 April 2015: Fire & Ice hotel, Royale burger lunch, Bassie’s 8th birthday
That’s all for now, folks! I see lots of chocolate in your future – happy Easter weekend 🙂
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.
Of course we did more than just eat and sightsee this weekend. But thinking back, those are two of the biggest highlights for me – and they usually are, as there’s nothing nicer than being a tourist in your own city.
Well, we partially accomplished that this weekend by visiting Lefty’s in town on Saturday – it’s only been open for a few months but is fast gaining a reputation for having ‘the best ribs and drunk food’ (words from other reviews, not mine). As I love me some ribs, we had to try them out for ourselves. And boy, were they yummy! Truly delicious, and not badly priced either, at R65 for 3 short racks of baby back ribs. I was hungry, had been looking forward to this for days, and still had to donate third rack to Husband as I was so full. He had the pulled pork sammich, one of his favourites… not quite so reasonably priced at R60 for a regular-sized roll. My other complaints? Service was lukewarm-to-tepid and there were no milkshakes on offer. Not even plain vanilla. Oh well. Will definitely go back for the ribs though, they were lip-smackingly, finger-lickingly good. Speaking of finger-licking, I may just try the ‘Kentucky chicken waffles with bacon and maple syrup’ next time. Mmm.
Sunday’s big adventure was a fantastic boat trip to the seal islands and rig wreck close to Hout Bay, which Husband has been trying to reach on his own steam pretty much since we arrived in Cape Town. I’ve always been wary of travelling by water as motion sickness usually hits me like a ton of bricks, but I seem to have found my ‘sea legs’ of late – remember I pretended we ‘lived the yacht life’ at the Waterfront a few weeks ago, and had a wonderful float on a catamaran earlier this year? Indeed.
That was the highlight of each day of the weekend for me, but of course that’s not all we did – the pics below do the rest of the weekend justice…
Saturday, 5 April 2014: Lazy breakfast at Seaside Blues in Melkbos, ribs at Lefty’s, Lagoon Beach clean up
Sunday, 6 April 2014: Hout Bay harbour: Seal and shipwreck cruise