• My favourite poet



    My favourite poet is Fernando Pessoa. He was one of the greatest Portuguese poets of all time. He was born on 13 June 1888 in Lisbon. His father passed away when he was five years old. After his mother remarried, they moved to South Africa, where his stepfather was the Portuguese consul in Durban. I

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  • Harley Davidson tours from Camps Bay



    I met George Skaris many years ago when we did the Block House time trails on Tuesday afternoons. He owned a business in Verbier in Switzerland and used to spend six months a year in Camps Bay. In the meanwhile George has decided to make Camps Bay his permanent home. He has traded his ski’s

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  • 10 Reasons why swimming in Camps Bay’s cold water is good for you



    Most mornings myself and at least five other Camps Bay and Clifton ladies swim in the tidal pool at Camps Bay beach. Rain, shine, windy, overcast, hot – we swim. As you know we have the cold Atlantic ocean and the water in winter in Camps Bay is about 14 degrees celsius.  My friends tell

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  • Tips to prepare for the Camino



    I have cycled two Camino’s and walked one. I am far from the perfect pilgrim but I am passionate about walking and cycling the Camino and to this end, you are welcome to read my advise (or not). Relax and just do the Camino. The more I read about the Camino – the more nervous

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  • Camps Bay Restaurant Winter Specials



    I love winter in Camps Bay. There is virtually no wind. If it rains, it mostly rains at night and the days in Camps Bay are fresh, clear and beautiful. Camps Bay does not get as cold as we are so close to the ocean. Then of course, let us not forget the winter restaurant

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  • Book Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue



    The Wonder is the latest novel by Emma Donoghue. I read until late last night while my eyes were burning and Mike was complaining. Around midnight,  I finally finished. Emma Donoghue is famous for her book Room, which was made into a movie with the same title. Watch the movie HERE Although The Wonder is

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  • Cycling in Beloftebos



      Beloftebos is Mike’s favourite place to go mountain biking. Good thing that Mike is straight and he is not looking for a wedding venue. Jokes apart, the wedding venue is really spectacular. They were setting up for a wedding, and it is out of this world beautiful. So enough about weddings, the mountain bike

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  • Easter, my favorite holiday!



    A holiday that starts with “Good Friday” can only be fantastic. I love Easter holidays, ok I love all holidays but Easter holidays mean: It will rain in Cape Town. This would usually not have been on my list of positive things, but as you know by now, we have a bit of a problem

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  • Restaurant Review: Foxcroft



    Foxcraft is the brainchild of Eat Out, San Pellegrino Chef of the Year, Scot Kirton, and the La Colombe pastry chef Glen Williams. Carla and I decided to celebrate her birthday with a meal at Foxcraft. We sipped on bubbly while trying to make the very difficult decision of choosing what to eat. We ordered

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  • Girls night on Table Mountain



    Last night, my girlfriends and I went to sleep on Table Mountain. After work we packed our backpacks and set off up the mountain from Constantia Nek. The walk is quite steep with backpacks but much easier than climbing up Kasteelspoort. Last winter Mike and I walked from Camps Bay, up Kasteelspoort with fully loaded

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