• Winter in Camps Bay



    As I am writing, it is drizzling outside.  I love winters in Cape Town but saying that, rain has been forecast for the rest of the week and by then, I might have changed my mind. Camps Bay is a great place to be in winter. There is no traffic, you can always get a

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  • Singing, jiving nun wins TV show



    Sorella Christina Scuccia rocks!

  • NV-80 Grill/Bar



    Last night, Deanne and I went to try NV-80. It is in the shopping centre above the newly revamped Checkers at the end of Seapoint.  The restaurant is owned by Naldo and Victor Conçalves from the Pigalle group. The NV-80 reminds me of an old fashioned New York style restaurant. There is a very large

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  • Friday, villa of the week



    Bali Place is available at this moment @ a winter special rate of R5900 per night, a large four en suite bedroom, four storey villa situated opposite the sea and 600 meters to the beach and Camps Bay Village. Offering breath-taking views, a cellar, double garage, unlimited free wireless internet (line speed 2 Mb/s), jacuzzi, private

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  • Thursday – photogenic Camps Bay



    Camps Bay beach

  • What’s happening this week?



    My favourite event this week is the Robertson Winery Mountain Bike Challenge. It is held at the Paru Farm in McGregor Road. Robertson is 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Cape Town. The mountain bike race is held on Saturday and has a long route of 57 km’s that start at 07:30, a 42 km,

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  • Tuesday Tunes – The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song



    We Are One – Ole Ola – The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song

  • Monday Movies – Belle



    Following the success of Downtown Abbey – period dramas are very popular at the moment. The lead actress Gugu Mbatha Raw is half South African.  Her mother is British and her father was from South Africa.  The film was inspired by a true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle the illegitimate mixed race girl. Raised by her

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  • House swop or home exchange



    A great way to make holidays abroad more affordable is to do a house swop or home exchange. Instead of renting a villa or an apartment you can offer your house in exchange for someone else’s.  There are quite a few website where you can list your holiday home. Obviously you will need to live

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  • My stay in England – Part 2



    Back in England, we met up with Mike’s family in York, we all stayed in a house in Osbaldwick.  The village has been in existence since the 11th century, and was declared a conservation area in 1978. Yorkshire has recently been chosen as the best place to visit in Europe. They call it God’s Own

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