Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This weekend Rudi and I went out to the Taal Monument in Paarl. I've always wanted to go see it, but just never got round to it. You have a stunning view from up there and we're planning to go have picnic there when the weather warms up. We also popped in at Fairview Wine Farm for some cheese and bread. The last stop was ice-cream at our favourite little gelato shop.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Breakfast at LaCuccina, a drive around Camps Bay and Bantry Bay, and sitting in a Sea Point parking lot looking out over the sea. What a great way to spend a Saturday.
*I'm being naught and back dating my posts to when they actually happened, but I have been crazy and haven't had any time to blog, so I have a lot of catching up to do :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
I've wanted to go to the USA since I can remember. Time and money don't always play along in my grand ideas about traveling the world and most of the time day to day life overshadows my dreams of seeing far of places. But really, I'd just like to travel more and I need to make a plan to do it :)
So, with that in mind I've been doing some research into the possibility of Rudi and I going to America next year. It really is just a dream at this stage, but if I do enough homework I can at least find out what it would cost and then work towards saving for it, even if it's not next year.
Obviously America is huge, and to see it all in one go would be, if not impossible, very very expensive. So we've narrowed down the places we'd like to see quite radically. Firstly, we have to see New York. This is an absolute must. I think I've watch too many tv series (sex & the city, gossip girl, etc) not to want to set foot there are least once in my life. I don't imagine that we could only stay a few days, but that would be enough. Just to walk down 5th avenue once would be amazing.
Most of our trip would then be dedicated to seeing the natural wonders of California. We'd love to go to San Diago first, to Comic Con. Our little geek hearts would burst from all the sci-fi goodness. Then we'd make our way up the coast along the Pacific Coast Highway, which National Geographic rates as one of the top 500 trips in the world to do. They it would be off to Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe and we'd end it all off with a few days in San Francisco.
Mmm... I have it all planned out in my head. Now just to make it a reality.
*those beautiful photos at the top can are from here
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Aah, you have to love half price end of season sales. I've been eyeing this chunky knitted blanket at woolies since it first appeared in stores at the beginning of winter. I was dying to buy it, but wasn't willing to part with the amount of money that they wanted (woolworths can be outrageous sometimes). So I decided to bide my time and see if it would go on sale at the end of winter. And low and behold, on Wednesday when I popped into woolworths it was on sale, and for 50% off. So I snapped it up in a second. Its warm and cuddly and oh so pretty. I now spend all day cuddled up in it in front of my pc. Such a good buy :)
So, I mentioned last week that we had just gotten some paving done at our new place. And after checking it out for a bit we decide that we definitely needed to get some potted plants to liven up the place. So off we went to Stodels on Saturday on a plant buying mission. We bought 3 pots, ranging from large to slightly smaller and planted a yucca and two succulents in them. I love it! They look fab and are apparently super easy to look after, which is a good thing for me. I so loved buying stuff for our garden that I went out on Sunday again and got another succulent (in the purple pot) and some pretty white flowers. I never thought I'd like gardening, but I can't wait to get started on the rest.
I don't know what my sudden fascination with this bread is, but I just can't get enough of their flighty cuteness. I was watching Dogs 101 on tv the other night and they had an insert about Italian greyhounds. I wanted to squeal with suppressed glee. They are so skinny and neurotic and afraid of their own shadow, but they are adorable.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Yesterday we celebrated our 2 year "move down to cape town" anniversary. I can't believe that it's been so long already and so much has happened in those two years. If you had told me then that in 2 years I would have a thriving business and own a house of my very own, I would have laughed. But that's were we are now and it's wonderful! Here's to the rest of our live in this beautiful place.
ps: we went to Sevurga for supper and, like always, it was spectacular. If you go you have to save place for their chocolate fondant. It's to die for. And there are great half price sushi platters in their winter special.
We are now the proud owners of a pretty decent paved patio (pics coming soon). There's an area down the side of the house that doesn't get a lot of sun and no grass grows there. with the winter rain and the dogs it was turning into one big mud pit, so we decided to get someone to pave it. I never thought I'd be this excited about paving! But I suppose that because it's our own home that we're doing up it makes it special.
This weekend we will be on the hunt for a few things to brighten up our new patio and while browsing through printerest I came across the above planter ideas, fist done by the people of Potted. Isn't it just fab, and super easy for beginner diys. We are definitely going to investigate doing this somewhere. Wish us luck :)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
These are all so adorable. I love quirky cushion and would scatter then all over the house if I could. I just need to find them first, and get past Rudi, who, like most men, don't understand the fascination :). We laughed so hard when we saw this scene in Coupling and I've never been able to think of cushions again in the same way