I’ll confess: I still haven’t got around to replacing my microwave oven yet. It would seem as if I just don’t spend enough time at home to miss it yet. But I have now found a new model which I favour above the earlier mentioned LG machine I was looking at. Its a Samsung model that boasts a 28L capacity with 1000w power output, together with a pretty decent grill system. The inside of the microwave is a rather ugly looking bluish ceramic coating (not nice on the eye at all), but apparently its pretty easy to clean. The only problem (as always) is that the damn Tygervalley Game is out of stock of this one (again). *sigh* Oh well, guess I only really need it once Chantelle moves up to Gordon’s Bay in any case.

I did however manage to lay my hands on a lightweight sit-up bench instead though. I was initially looking at a small weight bench for the flat, but to be honest, most of those things are too bulky and difficult to move around for my purposes, so I settled on getting a small Trojan incline sit-up bench instead. It weighs about 7 kilograms and folds up for easy storage. It is also going to double up for me as a incline bench for shoulder and chest presses, so for R300 I think I got my money’s worth :) (Plus I got the manly satisfaction that comes from assembling it myself – it hasn’t collapsed on me thus far).

trojan sit up bench

But, my small sets of excited sit-ups on my new bench were cancelled out last night, when upon arrival at the guesthouse, I discovered that Chantelle had baked a cake. And not just any cake. Her cakes are the type that you buy at coffee and cake cafs, and this one was topped with a decadent mixture of pure chocolate and caramel. Blissful heaven. Guess Ill be doing some more sit-ups when I get home then tonight :)