Sooooo Messed Up

Sorry… this is totally not a “holiday diary” post, but a “rant and rave” post.  I am mad and need to get the words out my head asap! I’ve been reading the Daily Fail Mail today and there have been a few stories that have made me cross. Firstly, a man has been cleared of rape…

Cafe Franschhoek (Name gives away the location!)

We arrived in Cape Town a lot more awake and alert than we had expected, which is a very good thing as Tannie bought us home to drop our cases and then straight out the front door again! We headed along the beautiful drive to Franschhooek.  Just for a little background, it’s one of the…

Cape Town Trip!!

As you may know, or have worked out already, my best friend and I decided to nip down to Cape Town for a few days.  It was so much fun. I just wanted to share a couple of photos taken from the plane on the way there.  I managed to sleep for the first hour…

Olive & Twist, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

It was a beautiful day in Jo’burg, and we decided that lunch outside was the order of the day.  Not only that, but we didn’t want to be in a mall or on the edge of a car park.  We wanted fresh air and greenery. That’s when my friend came up with Olive & Twist….

Brewers Family, Sinoville, Pretoria

I love to be in the kitchen.  I love to cook and prep, and everything that’s not doing the washing up!  One thing I cannot deal with however, is making salads.  I don’t know why.  But I don’t.  Consequently I don’t eat them very often. This is South Africa though.  Not only is the beef…

Thunder Gun, Blackheath, Johannesburg

My first night in Jo’burg, we were meant to braai, but it was a tad windy (like, 37kmph gusts!), and threatening to rain.  We did need feeding though, and I wanted steak because it’s South Africa after all! We tried a couple of places that we had been to before but they were fully booked. …

The Baron on Witkoppen

As you may or may not know, I am on holiday in South Africa at the moment.  I am blessed to visit every  year as my best friend is based in Johannesburg.  It’s a visit I look forward to not only to see my darling ‘Albert’, but also for the food and scenery.  Because I…