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A Year of life in the Helderberg (2016-12-31) Photo Gallery 10 DEC 2019

I generate a lot of photos. Pretty much entirely because of this blog. As such, I have a massive trove of unposted photos which are all important reminders of my very happy life and as such are memories that I very much want to safeguard (and share). Posting it to my site is one way of doing this.

Unfortunately, not every outing and every little life event generates enough photos to make it worth posting as its own blog entry and so these little lost picture souls generally just languish for years and years in my unposted photo folder.

As you might imagine then, this folder has gotten a bit too large, and as such I’ve decided to sort through the images, split everything up into years, and do a big batch post for each one just to get the files up on the web.

So first up then, a set of random photos from my life in the Helderberg in 2016:

Coffee at The Green Fountain Restaurant in Strand (2016-03-22) Food and Drink | Photo Gallery 27 MAR 2016

One of the perks that comes from my working mostly from home and Chantelle’s shift work is that we can often slip out for a lunch or coffee date whenever it suits us (and more importantly whilst the girls are both still at school!).

IMG_20160322_102614 chantelle lotter drinking coffee at the green fountain restaurant in strand

Chantelle had spotted that a new place had opened up next to the McDonalds in Strand (not the prettiest of areas mind you), and eager to see what it is all about, we decided to head over for a quick coffee and scone date – going in not expecting much and coming out quite pleased with what we had found!

IMG_20160322_102650 white and red theme at the green fountain restaurant in strand

The Green Fountain is a brand new licensed restaurant and boutique function venue, which offers well priced food in a pleasingly decorated shell. The real magic of the place lies however in the beautiful garden which it opens out on. Centered around a beautiful steel gazeebo housing a big fountain, the garden is tranquil and makes you completely forget that you are right next to the busy Faure Marine drive.

IMG_20160322_102642 back garden at the green fountain restaurant in strand

There are private seated areas in the garden itself, tables on the patio (which we quite like), and then tables inside for when the weather is perhaps not that great. Being technically a budget restaurant, the food is exactly what you would expect from an establishment like this, but that said, on our second visit when we actually stopped for lunch, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the excellent burger and chips which I thoroughly enjoyed.

So yeah, I’m rather pleased that another nice option has opened up in the area!

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And yes, there is in fact a small green fountain in front of the restaurant:

IMG_20160322_105837 green fountain outside the green fountain restaurant in strand

Related Link: The Green Fountain