After what has been 18 months of inner city living within Cape Town with very few incidents of any nature to report back on to all the naysayers back home, I finally had my first, first hand experience of some of the crime statistics we all hear about. But first lets look at some reality … Continue reading First hand experience of Cape Town’s crime statistics…and some context!
Over the last week I had an amazing time which all started with my brother and a long time school friend walked in on me at Shisha Hut, in Cape Town for a surprise visit to help me celebrate my 50th.birthday. A few days later and closer to the weekend and the big day, another … Continue reading What to do in Cape Town when you don’t want to do anything!
April 25th is a very significant day for Australians, New Zealanders and even to the Turkish. It's the day where we remember and recognise the events of the same day in 1915 when the ANZAC's - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, and where they were defeated by … Continue reading ANZAC Day in Cape Town 2019
Bo Kaap sits just below the Signal Hill mountain in Cape Town's city bowl area and consists of several streets littered with highly colourful houses. The area was formally known as the Malay Quarter, and dates back to the early 1760's with a strong to the old slave period in Cape Town's history. The houses … Continue reading Bo Kaap – the colourful Quarter
Last week I completed the Cape Town Cycling Tour, formerly known as the Argus. This is the third largest timed event in the world with around 35,000 participants, and after entering last year, but travelling and missing it, I had to re-sign and plan to do it this year. My training didn't go quite to … Continue reading 2019 Cape Town Cycling Tour – tick
We are 'gunna' Braai now, that's what our shirts said, and that's exactly what we were 'gunna' do, on an early Monday morning to celebrate Sth Africa's Heritage Day at a Braai competition in Langebaan, about 130km north of Cape Town. The day started with an early morning (6.30am) start where our Area Coach team … Continue reading Ons Gaan Nou Braai – the Pizza Hut way
Today at the supermarket I saw a couple of things that would have the social media keyboard warriors in an absolute frenzy in Australia, so I had to grab a quick snap! Hot Cross Buns for sale.....in October FFS! Imagine if this was the case in Australia....we go into social media meltdown if these little … Continue reading Stuff seen today that would cause uproar in Oz!
Our final morning meant pack up day - a very sad day on so many levels. Sad in that we had to leave, we all had to depart ways with the Aussie crowd heading back to Oz and me to Cape Town, and even more sad in that we allowed Captain to bore us all … Continue reading Safari 2018 – End of the Road in Kruger
Finally the day had come, or last day and evening at camp Twanana. A bitter-sweet day of what has been a truly memorable experience for us all. This was another chance for some of us to head to Mopani for some 'work' and charging, or the excuse for a coffee, as others simply chilled and … Continue reading Safari 2018 – 18th July – Last Day at Twanana
Following on from the big day yesterday all had agreed a day of chill was needed. A few of us decided to head into Mopani to have a real coffee and charge our devices and others simply hung around the camp site. John pulled out his poker set and the epic inaugural Twanana Poker Championship … Continue reading Safari 2018 – 17th July – Chill Day at Base Camp