Tag Archives: beach

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 […]

Arniston Revisted

2 Feb

Arniston ice cream van

Sometimes, to truly relax, I feel that I actually have to get away from home, away from my beloved to-do lists and the (self-improved) pressure to be useful on the weekend.  I have posted about Arniston before, but it remains one of favourite weekend-away spots and last weekend we were very fortunate to be invited […]

Thailand Part 3 – Phuket in a day

7 Mar

Patong Beach

After the relative tranquillity our Phi Phi jaunt, H and I were quite looking forward to finding out if Phuket is really as good /really as bad as people say it is.  Perhaps my first misconception was that Phuket is a small place, it’s not, it’s a whole big island, and Phuket Town itself is […]

Thailand Part 2 – Phi Phi Paradise

3 Mar

Maya Beach 2

After our busy Bangkok trip it only took one hair-raising 4am taxi ride, a domestic flight, a bus shuttle, a dodgy bakkie ride, a 2 hour ferry trip and a short longtail boat taxi, and we arrived in Paradise, I mean Long Beach on Koh Phi Phi Don.  Long Beach is around the corner from […]


4 Mar

Paternoster padstal

This is one from the archives as I was there almost two years ago, but Paternoster remains the quintessential romantic west coast weekend get-away destination for me. The big blue sky (bluer than elsewhere I’m sure), white-washed buildings and colourful little fishing boats everywhere make it seems almost like a “set-up” village, too picture perfect, […]