Friday, 28 September 2012

Going home!

Whoa, Buddy!

Phew! Seemed a little close :-) But he was just parking next to us.

Chapman's Peak Drive

These visuals were taking with my phone as we were driving along Chapman's Peak Drive.

Wonderful views

 From Blaauwbergstrand looking towards Table Mountain.

Kalk Bay.

From the balcony at Casa Labia.

Noordhoek Beach.

Camps Bay.

Alas, we had no booking...

...for high tea, so we had lunch in the pub instead.

Cold day, warm coffee

Breakfast at Melissa's, Blaauwbergstrand. Delicious!

Cloudy, with rain

Dinner @ Duchess of Wisbeach

Yes, another meal. We had a whole to-do list of restaurants we had to get through.

Pre-dinner drinks on the roof

Strolling down to Noordhoek Beach

It's a wonderful day

Pincushion Protea

Lunch @ Casa Labia

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Old world elegance

Following a complete two-year restoration by the family, this much-loved national monument was re-opened to the public on 5 May 2010.

Peter van Straten @ Casa Labia Gallery

His work is so awesome – these were my two favourite ones but every piece makes you think, makes you wonder. © Peter van Straten

Sea view on board

The artist, Theresa Jo

In 1985/6 I went to an exhibition of an artist, Theresa Jo Naude. She had just returned from France, where she had completed her 2 year scholarship. I bought 4 pieces of art, although I couldn't afford it, but I had to have it! I had often wondered what had happened to her. Then in a gallery in Kalk Bay some of her work was exhibited. I asked the assistant if he knew where she was living, and gasp, it was her gallery, and suddenly there she was in lewende lywe, OMW! It was so wonderful to meet her and we had a good chat and a laugh. Her work is still incredible. Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay.

Out and about in Kalk Bay

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Heart of stone

Back from the sea

Breakfast in Kalk Bay

At the Olympia Bakery. Delicious.

Good morning! Indeed!

OMW, look at that mountain! View from the flat - Bloubergstrand (Blaauwbergstrand). Saturday morning.

And the winner is...

Pendoring evening was great. Big thank you to our client for the Pendoring tickets and our company for sponsoring our flights. Mwah!


The Gugulethu Tenors sang Ge Korsten's Liefling at the Pendoring. It was wonderful! Applause, applause! My heart was filled with tears.


Cocktails in Camps Bay, as the sun sets. Friday.

Don't let the sun go down

Sunset, Camps Bay. Friday.

Weave and wove

New world

Someone is rearranging the world as we know it.

Nothing new

Street scenes, Woodstock

In Karen's Kitchen