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Child-friendly Lunch Spots

4 May

Big Bay

Since baby D came into our lives five weeks ago my world has, not surprisingly, come to revolve totally around him. As much as I appreciate the time at home with him, sometimes I really just need to get out and about to feel like a real person. All of a sudden, instead of scoping […]

Constantia Food & Wine Festival

27 Apr

Constantia Uitsig

Having missed out the Taste of Cape Town this year I feel I made up for it with the Constantia Food and Wine Fest which I went to for the first time, as a “Cape Towny” thing to do with my brother who was in town for just a few days.  What is more “Cape […]

Munich in Winter

16 Mar

The English Garden

Five years ago, after failing to find a willing friend to take time off and part with lots of money to go see the world with me, I decided to go it alone on a short Contiki tour through Europe.  Eight countries jam-packed into twelve days was definitely a worthwhile whirlwind experience (and a lot […]

Two days in Istanbul

10 Mar

The Blue Mosque

Istanbul was a revelation for me. It was by happy chance that we spent two and a half days there on route to our holiday in Germany and Switzerland with H’s family. After arriving at our hotel at 6:30am (6 hours too early to check-in), we suited up against the 1 degree chill, stashed our […]

Afternoon Tea with me

3 Nov

The Carrot Cake

One of my not-so-secret passions is tea. I blame/credit my mother for this as she has an entire cupboard dedicated to different kinds of tea (many being gifts from all over the world), and she has been known to quaff several pots in a row on a weekend as each family member drops in to […]