Pink Biscuits and Bubbly

Pink Biscuits and Bubbly

On a recent trip to France, I visited Reims, the capital of the champagne region. A city with history, art and culture, champagne (of course) and pink biscuits. all making for a delectable story that has just been published in Bidvest’s Premier magazine. “It all started 2 months ago at the kitchen counter while I …

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A restaurant where you can push your girlfriend over the edge and she’ll be pleasantly surprised.

A restaurant where you can push your girlfriend over the edge and she’ll be pleasantly surprised.

It’s been said that we judge and are judged within the 1st 3 seconds of first meeting someone. I’m not sure how this relates to my story but I’ve passed the latest restaurant on our Sea Point Main Rd eating-out- adventure, many times – and I’ve judged it quite dismissively with never before ordering from…

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A  restaurant where coconut milk is the least bland thing we tried – but then again I could have just been in a bad mood…

A restaurant where coconut milk is the least bland thing we tried – but then again I could have just been in a bad mood…

Our 3rd venture of our eating out in restaurants lining Sea Point Main rd started off in a very subdued mood. Helene had a knee operation last year and was bravely limping along trying to combat the pain. I’d just returned from a trip with the return leg taking 26 hours, including an 8-hour layover…

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A restaurant where you can wear a little black dress and red, suede stilettos!

A restaurant where you can wear a little black dress and red, suede stilettos!

Our second destination of our restaurant exploring adventures was Aris Souvlaki- the legendary Greek eatery that’s decorated Sea Point Main Road since before I arrived here. I’d survived the burping incident after the 1st restaurant. (See the previous blog post), but I was told in no uncertain terms that it would be the first and…

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A restaurant where you can burp in your girlfriend’s face!

A restaurant where you can burp in your girlfriend’s face!

There’s something cool about Sea Point Main Rd. Forever busy during the day, over the weekends and the holiday season with minibus taxi’s, car guards, hawkers, shop owners, locals and tourists – hooting, selling, chatting and passing each other by. Even the ocean plays its part. When the wind is right the sea air wafts…

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A Mountainous task – ensuring the safety of Table mountain summiters. Published by Sawubona – SAA’s in-flight magazine

A Mountainous task – ensuring the safety of Table mountain summiters. Published by Sawubona – SAA’s in-flight magazine

One can only imagine the amazement and awe of those first inhabitants of the Cape, and the settlers who came after, on rounding Table Bay and laying eyes on Table Mountain. Subject of myth and legend, this ancient massif has been a symbol of Cape Town ever since. Before 1929, the only way to get…

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The Sweet Sultans of Istanbul – The Blue Train Magazine

The Sweet Sultans of Istanbul – The Blue Train Magazine

With limited time to see the sites, I negotiated my way through the warren of cobbled streets of this ancient city.  Side-stepping tea carrying waiters, I  window shopped past rows of curio displays and fended off enthusiastic carpet salesmen,  before my interest was suddenly arrested by the most succulent, vivid and artistic display imaginable. I…

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What’s in a Plate? – Horizons – BA In-Flight Magazine

What’s in a Plate? – Horizons – BA In-Flight Magazine

“What to do today?” I pondered upon opening my curtains and taking in a perfect early morning Sunday. My energy levels jumped a gear as rising in front of me and seemingly suspended from the rich blue sky, stood the most colossal sandstone sculptor overlooking and guarding the city. I would  have loved to be…

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SMOKIN’ POT – British Airways in-flight magazine

SMOKIN’ POT – British Airways in-flight magazine

When I’m depressed I need to eat!  So after visiting the “Killing Fields” and Prison S21 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the two of the many places where Pol Pot interrogated, tortured and murdered anyone that he and his party, the Khmer Rouge, thought were counter revolutionary, I really needed to eat.  I’d heard of a…

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Baboon Matters – Abboutime -1 Time Airline’s in-flight magazine

Baboon Matters – Abboutime -1 Time Airline’s in-flight magazine

Baboons for me have always been the animals that taught Tarzan to swing heroically while yodelling, through the dense jungles of Africa. As I’m ignorant about primates, I could be mistaken, and it could’ve been Monkeys, Gorillas or Apes who were Tarzan’s tutors. Baboons, according to me, are dangerous, just sit in trees and steal…

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