Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cape Town Zombie Walk : Smiley Creepy Zombies

Cape Town Zombie Walk : Smiley Creepy Zombies
Okay, so (against odds) I'd have to give the zombie on the left the Cutezie-Zombie badge - which is, as I guess you'd imagine, a spur-of-the-moment made-up badge. I mean, who goes to a zombie-badge party expecting to hand out a Cutezie-Zombie badge?

Now, with that one out of the way - that grinning blue one, on the right; he definitely wins the Creepy-Zombie Delux with Extra Chocolate Sauce badge. Yoh man, that is one eerie (I'm not going to sleep tonight) kinda grin!

Read more about the Cape Town Zombie Walk here.

Cape Town Zombie Walk : Nurse Zombie

Cape Town Zombie Walk : Nurse Zombie
A friend and I went along to the Cape Town Zombie Walk in the city center. The walk was organised to raise money for the Lucky Lucy Foundation - a charity that helps take care of abandoned, abused, and neglected animals.

The walk started at Thibault Square and hobbled along down St George's Mall to the Company's Gardens - causing somewhat confusion and consternation among the unsuspecting audience. It was, as I'm sure you can imagine, amusing to watch unfold. :)

I'll be sharing a few more photos in the next few posts, but click here if you'd like to see the complete album on our Facebook page.

Mountains and beaches

Mountains and beaches
We're really privileged to live in a city that has a table-like mountain as its centerpiece, a sprinkling of tall hills dotted across its peninsula, and white-sand beaches all around. I don't take this for granted, believe me; it's just spectacular. :)

Enchanting clouds

Enchanting clouds
There was no wind and the air was warm - it had been a perfect beach day - and it was hard to imagine that it was freezing cold up on Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

If you visit Cape Town, and if the weather's right, you'll see a similar blanket of cloud covering the mountain. The weird and enchanting thing about the clouds is that they continuously descend from the mountain towards the earth but never seem to reach it. They billow over, almost like you'd imagine a witch's cauldron would. It's quite enchanting.

Hookah on the beach

Hookah on the beach
I spotted this group while walking along the beach, and happened to comment to a friend "hey, that'll make a cool photo".

I don't normally walk up to strangers and ask to take their photo - which is silly I guess - but this time the friend I was with managed to convince me that they, in fact, wouldn't bite my head off.

And, well, much to my surprise, they were fairly happy to have me take the photo. :)

Government Avenue

Government Avenue
Government Avenue is a leafy road that runs between Cape Town's parliament buildings and the Company's Gardens. It's a road frequented by doves, squirrels, and at times a mamma and pappa duck with a set of ducklings in tow.

It's a nice place to be. I kinda envy those who work in town and are able to take a stroll though this area at lunch times.

Pretty picnic in a jar

Pretty picnic in a jar
In a previous post I referred to Warwick's picnic food as "exquisitly-prepared" - though on reflection I realised that I hadn't actually explained what I meant.

I'm used to picnic food being packed into disposable plastic containers, and the food itself being nothing more special than what I could buy at the local Pick 'n Pay. Warwick's was quite different - the food in our picnic baskets was packed in these beautiful glass jars and was prepared and presented to be visually appealing, and was super-fresh and extra-tastey. :)

What I thought was a neat idea was that the beetroot salad on the right was layered in such a way that only when it was tipped out did the beetroot juice mix with the rest of the salad. The sliced beef was pretty much the most tender beef I'd had in a really long time, and the Parma ham with cheese and marmalade was the perfect compliment.

Even though I'm on a low-carb diet, and even though I don't normally enjoy the taste of olives, I couldn't resist the soft freshly-baked bread, and was somewhat surprised that I really enjoyed the olive tapenade!

The civilised picnic

The civilised picnic
If you like the idea of visiting wine farms and enjoying exquisitely-prepared picnic food, yet you're no so much into sitting on the lawn, then visit Warwick Wine Estate (map) on the R44 near Stellenbosh.

Imagine sitting at a secluded shady table with friends, enjoying Warwick's award-winning wines while delving into a picnic basket that I can pretty much guarantee you won't regret having ordered.