Touristing Again!

By 9.30am we had had enough of looking at Dubai from above, and needed to get back to the ground so that we could eat.  Ok, mostly it was me who needed feeding but in fairness, we had lunch at 1pm the day before and nothing since! The Boy very kindly agreed to pick us…

Ting Irie – Update

As you know, I went to Ting Irie for Iftar in June, and was quite impressed. However.. Now I am even more impressed!!! I went back with a friend who also happens to be an ex-Bermuda expat.  She had seen it was finally open and also needed to get her fix of jerk spices. Firstly,…

Ting was indeed, Irie!

In July 2015, I was ambling my way home from the mall when I noticed a massive sign going up, announcing that a restaurant called Ting Irie would be opening soon.  Well, they may have been on island time, but they got there in the end and as soon as my stomach would allow, I headed in…

Col’Cacchio, Monte Casino, Johannesburg

For those of you that haven’t worked it out yet, I am a bit of a creature of habit.  If I like stuff, I go back.  Repeatedly. Col’Cacchio is one of my return places.  Next year however it’s going to be at the beginning of the trip, and not the day I am flying home!…

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

“Nice” just is the wrong name for this bakery/bookshop.  It should be called “Amazing” or “Divine” or “Heavenly”.  “Nice” is thoroughly inadequate! I always approach bakeries and cake shops with a bit of a sinking heart.  I know I am going to be disappointed.  I know that the lovely looking gluten free cake will have…

Awesome Day, Awesome Friends!

My wonderful friend Sharon and I decided we needed a girls lunch, and that carbs and cocktails were the way forward!  I really, really wish she lived closer so that this was a regular occurance, but at least we get to catch up annually! We ended up in a place called Papachinos which is a…

Harbour Rock, Hermanus

We had a bit of a lazy morning after Catharina De Bliquy’s private exhibition the night before.  It had been a wonderful night (as you may have read here) but it was a late one and quite a drive home! We did decide a drive was in order though, and also somewhere new to explore….

New Year, New Start… again!

NB: This is a rambley post, mostly so I remember what I have done!! After an excessive amount of food and alcohol over November and December, I have decided to bite the bullet and join Slimming World Online, again. Why was it 2 months of over-indulgence and not just the regular 1 month?!  Well, there…

Greek Quinoa

Have you tried Quinoa yet?  If not, you really should! Quinoa is a gluten free “ancient grain”.  It is a really good source of protein, fiber and iron.  It has a bunch of essential amino acids, which are great for weight loss.  It’s also super trendy at the moment for some reason. I am not…

Strange Omelette

Have you ever read Whoopi Goldberg’s book, “Book“?   It’s an autobiography, but written in the funniest way possible.  It’s in my top 3 books of all time, which for those of you who know me, is an indication of how good it is!  I have read far too many books, if there is such a…