A Cape Odyssey [4]

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In contrast to the Northern Winter, the Cape has been shimmering in the heat and a tornado-strength South-Easter. We watched the apartments in front of us losing a satellite dish which turned into a deadly frisbee.

The week has been a blur of consultancy, movement and ‘getting things done’. We saw a great movie – Bright Star – about Jon Keats the poet which is to be recommended.

Activity really stepped up a gear by Friday evening. Judy had lectured us on ‘getting out’ – the result The Grand Restaurant fiasco (see post here).

Then, Saturday dawned, car loaded, new TV for the Mother, off to Stanford. It was hot, very hot.

Lunch at Mariana’s – surprise, surprise. Vicky and extended ‘family’:

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[a quiet 34C in the shade]

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[yak, yak, yak. Marc in full flight]

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[the two-pie option has grown legs – a Springbok pie, a Chicken pie, atchar and now diced tomatoes]

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[a picture worthy of a caption writing competition]

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[this is one way to get Mariana to part with a recipe – Marc’s restraining hand. No doubt a version will feature on Barbarella’s menu in Constantia]

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[Marc, Mariana and Jacque relax after lunch. Don’t get too used to this pic, it’s not often you see Mariana with a glass of water in her hand]

We stumbled down the hill to the Mother and enjoyed a large B-B-Q with Penny, Davis, Mother and Thor (plus Judi, the yorkie).

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[beware, fierce Yorkie]

Sunday we went to Heaven restaurant with Mother and Thor. Heaven is a great little bistro high up in he Hemel-en-Aarde valley. B of B’s Grill (a legend in Hermanus) has opened this bistro on the Newton-Johnson wine estate with one of his chef prodigies. Not your usual steak house fare although Thor found the whole Red Stumpnose fish a little on the bony side.

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[a dish for a hungry boy – pork trio – kassler. fillet, belly]

A week to go!

Tot later – Lovonne and Simon xx


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