“Hello, I’m Rambling Litchi and I have a milkshake addiction.”
That’s probably no surprise if you’ve been following my blog over the past 4 years 🙂 And if you follow me on the social medias, you’ll likely have already seen the amazing milkshake my parents treated me to as a pre-birthday surprise earlier today. T’was such a monster that it came topped with its own ice-cream cone and donut fritter balanced on top. It’s definitely up in the top three of my ‘super large’ milkshake experiences – click here for a reminder of the salted caramel-cheesecake dessert version we tried at Craft in Parktown earlier this year, and here to see the chocolatey brownie deliciousness at My Sugar in Sea Point. As it’s my birthday weekend (yes, that’s why I’m on leave) I predict another sweet treat or two will make an appearance in next week’s blog.
But for now, here are the past week’s highlights…
Saturday, 6 February 2016: Sleepy doggies, Village Square brekkie
Sunday, 7 February 2016: Wimpy brekkie, Catch 22 drinks and doggie photo fail
Midweek work highlights
Friday, 12 February 2016: Monster milkshakes at Festive Underground Eatery (FUE) in Marine Circle
I am still full. Probably no more milkshakes for me this weekend… but never say never.
Before you go off and start your 2016 with a bang, scroll through our highlights of the past week, which includes our new ‘Boxing Day hike’ tradition (click here for a reminder of last year’s hike to the Woodstock Cave).
And even though I was working this week, there’s been a fair deal of excitement because if you’re perceptive, you’ll have noticed from the blog’s title that this week’s edition is coming to you live from our former hometown. It’s true, we’re in Joburg to spend some time with the in-laws and old friends – what a treat it’s been to see them again after many months by the sea with our little family. Bless…
Saturday, 26 December 2015: Boxing Day hike to Elephant’s Eye Cave in Silvermine, Toad in the Road’s pizza
Sunday, 27 December 2016: Black Bull brekkie and festive massages
Monday, 28 January 2015: Crashing sea
Tuesday, 29 December 2015: Tall agapanthus
Wednesday, 30 December 2015: Flying to Cape Town
Thursday, 31 December 2015: My last work day and New Year’s Eve street braai
Friday, 1 January 2016: Happy New Year!
That’s all, folks! We’re here for a few more days of catching up, then back to CT to our little ones and a final week of leave. Hope your batteries are recharged and that you’re ready to tackle 2016!
What a week it’s been! Over and above the usual doggy-parenting, working and remembering to eat, this past week was the final one of the UCT GetSmarter part-time online SEO course I’ve been busy with for the past 10 weeks. As a result the assignments we had to complete were the most comprehensive yet and I only really finished on Sunday, so we have fewer pics than usual for you to peruse, but rest assured everything will be back to normal from this week! Yay! Relief! 🙂
Friday, 6 November 2015: Reputation Matters conference treats
Saturday, 7 November 2015: Wimpy breakfast, Jerry’s burgers dins
Sunday, 8 November 2015: Breakfast at Stodels, celebratory milkshake at Mike’s Kitchen
Tuesday, 10 November 2015: Lentil bobotie and pink skies
Last week a dear friend who is moving to Cape Town herself soon posted an image of the most amazing-looking milkshakes to my Facebook wall – they’re from the new hole-in-the-wall in Sea Point called My Sugar.
Warning: don’t click this review by Eat Out unless you want to drool. Unfortunately it seems everyone and their best friend also read the post, so when we eventually got there mid-morning Saturday they were closed for a private function of sorts, using all three of their inside tables. Never fear, we’ll try them again soon, and still managed a lovely weekend as the sun decided to come out at long last – see some of my highlights below…
Friday, 9 October 2015: Bertie sleeps upside down
Saturday, 10 October 2015: Sea Point road trip, home and garden work
Sunday, 11 October 2015: Milkshakes in the sunshine and doggy walks in the suburbs
Wednesday, 14 October 2015: Press preview breakfast at the Netherlands embassy, day of tasty treats
Friday, 16 October 2015: Department lunch at Bootleggers, Kenilworth
Early morning dog walks are best undertaken in Summer, when the sun is up before 6am – unlike Winter, where it’s often still dark and foggy come 8am. Nevertheless early morning dog walk we did, this past weekend. In addition to other things, as you’ll see below…
Saturday, 18 July 2015: Fancy coffee, local rugby cheering
Sunday, 19 July 2015: Early morning dog walk, games arcade fun, milkshakes at the local Wimpy
Monday, 20 July 2015: Half-price curries for Husband’s half birthday
Wednesday, 22 July 2015: CEM Conference day 1 at the Cape Westin
Thursday, 23 July 2015: CEM Conference day 2 at the Cape Westin
But wait, there’s more:
For a reminder of my blog post detailing our first live viewing of Uni Mil playing rugby, click here.