Friday, May 28, 2010

Have a lovely weekend

Well after a rather violent week of nearly blowing myself up lighting the gas geyser on Saturday, and being mugged outside a gallery on Tuesday, i am now taking the weekend off. Time Out.
And am heading out to Paternoster. i hope you have a lovely weekend, and will probably have some (hopefully) awesome pictures for you.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Best dvd's

A really cool collection of doccies, off A Cup of Jo's blog..

Surfwise tells the story of the Paskowitz couple, who drops off the grid to drive their nine kids around in a camper and surf all day.
Food, Inc. examines the American food industry and corporate farms. Not for the squeamish! (P.S. We've bought only organic meat and dairy since watching this.)
My Kid Could Paint That looks at the runaway success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings are compared to Picasso. But is she the real artist?
Man on Wire is a documentary about a wild French tightrope walker and his jaw-dropping (illegal) stunts.
Mad Hot Ballroom follows a group of adorable New York City fifth graders taking a ballroom dance program.
Deep Water tells the gripping story of an amateur sailor who (insanely) enters a solo race around the world.
Seven Up is a series of documentaries that have tracked the lives of fourteen English schoolchildren since 1964, when they were seven years old. Every seven years, the filmmaker releases a new documentary that checks in on their increasingly varied lives. (They're now 53!)
American Teen follows five high-school seniors--a jock, princess, heart-throb, geek and misfit--in a small Indiana town.
Autism: The Musical chronicles five autistic children as they rehearse for a musical production.
Stranded lets the survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell their story of survival.

Beautiful biker girl


Ok so here is a picture of Bozwell, my friends' Timmi and Bonnie's new dog. He is 6 weeks old and FULL OF PUPPY LOVE. Argh. he is so cute you want to cry. i will be featuring alot of pictures of this small Beagle, so get used to it. he even has his own facebook page. Adorable.

Canon 500D

Well lovely bloggers i finally did it, i got the camera of my dreams. i spent my entire salary on the Canon 500D. Oh the joy. Oh the magnificence. And I'm going away to Paternoster this weekend to try it out. AND it takes high definition movies. what could be better? seriously?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

music & mayhem

Today is pay day. I am so happy, holy freaking hell. this month i promise to budget better. but this month, i hope i can buy my dream camera. The Canon, Powershot G11 with SLR functions. small, deadly and potent. hmmm.

This weekend was a magical night of mayhem and fun, when a few friends and i went down to my beach house, made a wheel barrow braai (thank you Andre for ur mad skillz) :) and played the night away, watching the sun go down. we ate, drank and played like kings. that is all i need in life to complete me. A few pics..

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Monday is baking night and I made these killer cupcakes using my friend Tanya's fool proof recipe. I iced them with orange zest icing and toasted almonds. yum.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shooting Alone with a 30D

This weekend was fantastic! i borrowed a friend's Canon 30D camera and went gallavanting all on my own, up hills, down to the sea, up at dawn, coasting the coast, meeting hippies, dogs and surfers and just making myself happy taking random shots. wow. its as if time disappeared, and i could relax for the first time. i locked my phone in my car and no one could get hold of me for 4 hours. total freedom. i think this is my best shot of the day..

Oh! the reason for this post was, i had dinner with some friends on Saturday night and had the most delicious pea green soup. YUM. and then hiked Silvermine yesterday, and found an amzing waterfall. what a nice weekend.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pretty Pictures

Tuesday treat: is just a pretty picture for you. Found here

Indaba baba

This weekend I flew up to Durban for the Indaba Travel Tradeshow. It was very busy and although it was good to be there, I am glad to be home. Durban's amazing with its rolling green sugar cane fields, blue ocean, very tropical and so different to Cape Town.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Photos on Flickr

These are some of MY photos in Flickr. You can view them here if you like,...

This was taken at the blow hole in Arnistan. You can dive off then end of this reef and catch oysters.

Meet Saxon. He's a great Dane puppy. His dad is a surfer. He's waiting for him to get out of the water.


Cabins in the Forest. i love cabins, and i love forests. and i love the Cape Town band 'Cabins in the Forest' This is actually a whiskey bar, created for a wedding in the woods. Love it. Check it out here.

How simple and beautiful is this vase? Spotted on my favourite blog at the moment, A cup of Jo
I think I have to start pottery again, it's the biggest de-stresser.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's raining cats & dogs

Hmm the first big rains of Cape Town winter are here, i'm sitting all cosy at work, but i'd rather be doing this...Spotted on

Monday, May 3, 2010

Planting my herb garden

This weekend i went to a French themed 4oth birthday party in Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands. We had dinner at Cafe Bon Bon on Le Petite Dauphine estate, and there were about 80 guests in total. it was so beautiful, the food was amazing and the ambience to die for. You can view the restaurant and farm on the above link. i love Franschhoek in the Autumn, all the vineyards turn rust and in my opinion it's the best time to visit.

On Saturday morning, i cooked breakfast for the guys using ORGANIC mushrooms (6 different varieties!) that Mike bought from the ORGANIC market. i insisted that we go, so we hopped in the car and i got the opportunity to visit the the Stellenbosch FOOD LOVER's MARKET. i love this market, it's more chilled than the Biscuit Mill. we ate delicious wild rocket, parma ham Italian style pizza, decadent waffles and drank Jack Black. we also purchased more wild mushrooms for Mike.

Saturday night was a lazy one (so bushed after the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch mission) that we just caught a movie at the V & A Waterfront. We watched FOOD.INC which was very challenging and informative. The USA meat & poultry industry is so completely screwed. The corruption runs so deep, you have to go and watch it yourself. I was so horrified at where our food comes from, and what is put in it, that I decided to go ORGANIC. I've also decided to start growing my own vegetables as much as possible. I live in a flat but I would like to hire an allotment of land in Woodstock. In the meantime, I went to the nursery on Sunday morning (Starke Ayres, its fabulous) and bought lots of herbs and started a herb garden on my balcony.

Today I am stiff from gardening, can you believe it? It's a good feeling :)