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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 […]

The (Test) Kitchen

24 Dec

The Kitchen - inside2

Woodstock is such an area of contradiction for me.  For all the trendy boutique coffee and craft places that lure the Constantia yummy mummies by the SUVfull, you are still likely to sit sipping your exquisite blend overlooking the next door scrap metal shop junk yard.  Which is part of the charm I suppose.  Still, […]

West Coast National Park & Darling

22 Sep

West Coast National Park

Possibly one of the best things about a proper sopping wet Cape Winter is the Cape Spring that follows.  If you’re not already queuing outside the West Coast National Park this morning, I suggest you go get your picnic basket on and make a plan to “go see the flowers”.  Last weekend, in the name […]

Queen of Tarts

17 Jun

Tea at Queen of Tarts

I feel as if I’m having to remind myself how to write again.   It’s been so long, not for lack of things to write about but because it turns out that moving house is such an all absorbing exercise that pretty much everything else has taken a holiday.  Now that we are finally settled into […]

Montebello Gardener’s Cottage & The Forge

29 Oct

Iron faces at Le Forge

This morning I basked in the reflected glory of my husband’s birthday and enjoyed being treated to a champion breakfast at the Gardener’s Cottage at the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands by good friends.   It was the perfect cosy setting on an unseasonably rainy Saturday morning.   I’m a sucker for the pretty decor and the […]