Here’s what the past couple of weeks in Cape Town have looked like…

  • Settling in to Noordhoek… figuring out where to buy groceries, where to buy real cheese, where the closest pharmacy is, where to buy loo-paper at 11pm…
  • Getting to know our awesome hosts, Meg and Miles (while our kids enjoy their son, Jonty).  There has already been a fair quantity of red wine quaffed while story-sharing…
  • View watching.  I just can’t help myself.  Every morning, I have a ritual:  make a cup of coffee, sit in front of window… and just drink in the gorgeous view!
  • Beach-walks most afternoons (since it’s like… right there!)
  • Swimming (since there have been many hot days)…
  • Connecting with old and new friends over coffee…
  • Visiting the Kirstenbosch Gardens with the kids (which is just a blissful paradise place)…
  • Reading with the kids (Morgan’s reading is coming along nicely)…
  • Art on all fronts.  My art… kid’s art… just art!
  • Buying bikes.  Riding bikes (I mean – biking is part of the culture here – especially on the Peninsula!)…
  • Camel riding…
  • Tree climbing…
  • Visits to interesting places around Cape Town… the markets, the food places, wine farms, climbing gyms, snake parks, museums… (so much to see and do here… just SO much!)
  • Work in the evenings (I’m currently being employed by producers of a new film to create a mood board)… (among other things)…
  • And – of course – missing Nick when he’s not around!  We LOVE Cape Town – but we MISS Nick!  This commuting-thing isn’t easy… but thankfully, it’s only for a short season.

And… (sucky!)… for the past week, I’ve been unwell.  I haven’t quite recovered yet – and getting increasingly frustrated by the limitations of what my body can do (when sick).

And the whole sick-thing has got me thinking very seriously about the whole FOOD thing…

But I’ll talk about that in another post.  In the meantime, here’s some nice Cape Town photos…  🙂

Joah (and some kelp) on Long Beach… (Morgan is in the background)...

Joah (and some kelp) on Long Beach… (Morgan is in the background)…

Chapman's Peak...

Chapman’s Peak…

One of the interesting antique shops in Kalk Bay… we could browse in there for hours!

One of the interesting antique shops in Kalk Bay… we could browse in there for hours!

Kirstenbosch Gardens - I absolutely LOVE it there!

Kirstenbosch Gardens – I absolutely LOVE it there!

One of Cape Town's many yummy markets (where you can buy all kinds of freshly prepared food)...

One of Cape Town’s many markets (where you can buy all kinds of freshly prepared yummy food)…

Morgan and Joah made a shop and were *selling* acorns and other bits and pieces to other kids in the playground (at Noordhoek Village)...

Morgan and Joah made a shop and were *selling* acorns and other bits and pieces to other kids in the playground (at Noordhoek Village)…  (It must be the Greek in their blood… they come from a line of cafe owners!  hee-hee!)…

Enjoying pancakes in an old train (converted into a coffee shop) in Kalk Bay...

Enjoying pancakes in an old train (converted into a coffee shop) in Kalk Bay…