RIP Grandma xx

My beloved Grandmother died recently, and we had the funeral last week. I don’t have more words right now, so instead I would like to share with you the eulogy I wrote….     “Grandmas are for loving and baking cookies.” It’s the wording on a fridge magnet Grandma had for as long as I remember….

Catharina de Bliquy – Artist, Cape Town

I don’t even know where to start this one, but I know it’s going to be long. Why? Because I am in complete awe of this exceptionally talented artist.  Her work is just beyond beautiful, as is her heart.  She is simply divine. Let me explain… About 13 years ago, I was introduced to Ms….

Spice Route, Paarl

New day and a new set of eating and drinking to be done! Today’s first stop was the Spice Route.  Set in the Paarl mountains. It was a bit of a mission to get to as they are digging up the one road that takes you there, but it was entirely worth it!  Again, the…

Charly’s Bakery, Cape Town

I think I’ve seen every single episode of Charly’s Cake Angels ever made, so naturally it was on my Cape Town list. I shouldn’t have bothered. Charly’s Bakery always looks so nice and friendly and yummy.  In actual fact, the staff are monosylabic and fairly rude.

When your friendship means nothing…

Don’t you just hate it when that happens.  You amble along through life thinking that someone has your back and then poof, suddenly that person has gone. I have been through this recently. My so called ‘best friend’ whom I have been exceptionally close with for 5yrs, despite her numerous disappearings when she gets a new…

La Motte, Franschhoek

We backtracked a little in order to have a look around a beautiful vineyard called La Motte.  We had originally been heading there for breakfast, but apparently that’s only a weekend thing.

Sark-Condé, Stellenbosch

Next on our little wine tour was Sark-Condé, and was it ever worth the drive off the beaten path! We arrived sadly too late to do an actual wine tasting, but the lovely lady who was running the place invited us in for a glass of wine on the house, so we hadn’t driven all…

Roca, Dieu Donné Wine Estate, Franschhoek

After a lovely breakfast at Cafe Franschhoek and a slow amble around the town to take a multitude of photos of the pretty scenery, we headed off for a little drive along the residential streets behind the main road.  It is much quieter and the houses are gorgeous!  I was too busy looking everywhere to…