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Factory Shops and Coffee Stops – a winters day in J-Bay

19 Jun

Supertubes J-Bay

  So what does one do whilst waiting for one’s husband to finish surfing at Supertubes on a blustery winters day in Jeffery’s Bay? One might sit diligently in the rain and strain one’s eyes to take as many photos of be-wetsuited bodies cresting waves as possible hoping that at least one pic is of […]

Cederberg Getaway

7 Jun

Padstal outside Citrusdal

One of my dreams is to travel all over the world.  At the moment I’m looking forward to a jam-packed trip to Poland with the in-laws in July, and H and I have already started planning our “Thailand 2012 Diving  Adventure”.   In between the budget-breaking, leave-draining big holidays though, it’s the little adventures in our […]

Taste of Cape Town 2011

10 May

My favourite food festival must be the Taste of Cape Town.  I haven’t been for the last two years, but it’s clearly just gone from strength to strength in my absence.  A new spacious venue, more varied exhibitors (especially wine farms) and same fantastic food set the scene for a decadent afternoon. I’ve read a […]

SA Cheese Festival

2 May

dairy cow

I  finally made it to the Cheese Festival – on day 4!  And despite my worst fears everything was not sold out and it did not pour with rain, although within half an hour of being home the rain has come, but I am full of cheese and wine (and olives, jam, chocolate, pesto, chilli […]

Cape Town Sushi Showdown

26 Apr

Can you believe I only had sushi for the first time about 5 years ago?  Neither can I.   After living in Grahamstown for 17 years (not known for fresh seafood at the best of times) it still took me a while after moving to Cape Town to cotton onto this eat-out treat staple (I mean […]