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October 8, 2013

September 2013

Category: Uncategorized – admin – 12:43 pm

We had some beautiful days here in Hout Bay during September but also lots of rain, at least the garden is looking lovely.   Whales were in the bay, unfortunately we missed them but managed to see some while we were sipping cocktails on the veranda of the Twelve Apostles Hotel, it’s a hard life.

September is a great month to enjoy the deals on offer at some restaurants especially The Food Barn, half price lunch menu or 3 course evening meal for R185.  We had a treat on our wedding anniversary and went to La Motte wine farm in Franschhoek for lunch, it was delicious thoroughly recommend it.

We dusted the cobwebs off the bikes (check the best mountain bike under 600), put them on the bike rack and went to Cape Point.  We had a lovely day cycling, had a picnic overlooking the Hottentots- Holland mountains and enjoyed the beautiful wild flowers.  We also were very fortunate to see two ostriches mating, what a site.

As we were in Cape Town one Thursday we went to the weekly food market in St. George’s mall.  There are lots of stalls and it was great to see the office workers taking advantage and sitting outside enjoying their lunch.

Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay is showing Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers.  Although we’ve seen it in the UK this production was adapted by David Kramer and set in Cape Town, it worked really well.  It was part in English and part in Afrikaans which wasn’t too much of a problem for us as we first saw the original production which was part English and part Scouse!!  It was wonderful and the standing ovation was definitely deserved.

Finally we have an old ‘sit up and beg’ bicycle outside The Garden Apartment with a basket on the front.  We noticed the other day that a bird is nesting in there, I’ve just checked, the two eggs are getting bigger, I’ll keep you posted.

I know I haven’t been very good at keeping this blog up to date but now we have a new website I’m definitely going to try harder so…………………….watch this space for monthly updates.


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