An evening of bubbly and cake….

“I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff unless I am thirsty.” ― Lily Bollinger…

Sunday foodies delight!

Off-late I’ve been on a ‘Joburg markets’ discovery (and re-discovery) drive! This Sunday, hubby and I decided to visit the Market on Main in the Maboneng Precinct  with some friends. Although we’ve been to this one before, it continues to be a favourite Sunday afternoon hangout. Market on Main is located at the Arts on…

Is Joburg SAFE??

This question began to haunt us from the moment we decided to move to Joburg. We took the plunge  anyway, and am so glad we did….but even today, we haven’t been able to totally rid ourselves of this question! And I know that most people who are either planning to move to Joburg or just…

LOL

One of my close friends has taken to calling me LOL off late. LOL – aka Lady of Leisure! Given my expat status, and the lack of a 9-5 job, I guess it might be appropriate. But when I actually think about it, am I really a LOL?? Looking back, over the the past 10…

Off to (puppy) school

I have been home-schooling Mia since she came to live with us, age 8 weeks. Having practically grown up with dogs and raised a few, how much better can it get for Mia? She seems to be doing quite well to be honest and her learning curve has been pretty steep. House-trained she is. She…

The garden route! (Day 3)

After a disappointing start to the day (being unable to visit the Cango Caves), we drove off towards Knysna, covering OUR bit of the famous ‘Garden Route’. The garden route is a picturesque stretch starting from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and going upto Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The area has grown…