Tag Archives: food

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 […]

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, […]

Montagu & Greyton – small town inspiration

29 Apr

Greyton Market Lemonade

We’ve hit that stage of life with our group of friends where 21sts are just happy (blurry?) memories and only a few brave souls have dogs, never mind babies.  Instead it’s weddings that are coming along thick and fast.  I adore weddings, and while before my own I used to shed a little tear as […]