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April 2020 Archive (15 posts)

A Jump4Joy Emily Birthday Party in Somerset West (2020-02-29) | As a lot of parents with young kids will know, having a child whose birthday falls within the school holidays inevitably means never throwing the big birthday party on their actual birthday - case in point our dear Emily, who turned six on January 13 ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
A Year of life in the Helderberg (2019-12-31) | So with the 2016, 2017 and 2018 image dump posts of all the photos which aren't linked to a blog post now sitting all safe and sound with my web host, I guess that I need to add the 2019 batch as well, seeing as ... (Photo Gallery)
A Photo Walk at the V&A Waterfront and Silo District in Cape Town (2019-12-21) | Forever on the prowl for entertaining things to do with the girls (that also just so happens to get me out of the house and away from the keyboard), this past December school holidays saw me gather Jessica and Emily up in the car, hand ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Arts and Crafts at the Mosaic Village and Outdoor Market in Sedgefield (2020-01-04) | Sedgefield. After purchasing all your fresh farm produce from the excellent (and famous) Wild Oats Community Farmers Market on a Saturday morning, your next step would undoubtedly be to simply cross the road and mosey in among the craft stalls of sister markets, the Mosaic ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Bunnies and Decor at Root 44 in Stellenbosch (2019-11-10) | Having already wrapped up some stall browsing and pancake snacking at the always vibey Winelands Markets at Blaauwklippen (aka the old Blaauwklippen Family Market), we decided to also pop our heads in at the equally enjoyable Root44 market more or less just down the road, ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Wild Flower Watching in the West Coast National Park near Langebaan (2019-09-01) | With the start of each Spring, the months of August and September see our West Coast region bursting with colorful carpets of wild flowers, instantly transforming this laid back and generally quiet part of South Africa into a total tourist mecca. With people streaming in ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Wood Cabins and Warm Water at Warmwaterberg Spa near Barrydale (2019-07-01) | Lying some 26 km above Barrydale on the famous Route 62 tourist route (and sitting literally across the road from the famous Ronnie's Sex Shop pub in case that helps you pinpoint it on the map), is Warmwaterberg Spa, one of the oldest hot spring ... (Accommodation | Photo Gallery)
Hunting for Proteas at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West (2019-07-27) | Sometimes it just doesn't work. I can't convince, bribe or coerce my wife or either of my girls to head out for a walk with me. Mind you, not that it bothers me in the slightest - it is their loss after all and in ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Spinning Cotton into Clothes with the Barrydale Hand Weavers (2019-07-02) | There aren't that many commercial hand weaving ventures left in South Africa, but if you ever find yourself in the delightful little town of Barrydale on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions (and which is known for mixing farmers and artisans), you'll ... (Photo Gallery | Shopping)
Blooms, Buds and Bridges in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (2019-03-17) | As one of Cape Town's premiere Big 6 tourist attractions, the magnificent Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is celebrated as one of Africa's most beautiful gardens and is an absolute must do excursion if you are looking for a tranquil green escape from the bustling city ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and the Southernmost Tip of Africa (2019-03-23) | In March of last year I decided to drag the family out on a spur of the moment day trip to the see the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and visit the southernmost tip of Africa marker in the Agulhas National Park. Of course, seeing as we ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Traipsing about Rooi-Els Nature Reserve (2019-01-19) | At the start of last year I managed the unusual in that on a rare weekend morning without Helderberg Cake Company orders to fulfill, I got Chantelle to agree to come out for a nature walk with me and the girls - my destination of ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Building a House in the Lego Shop in Canal Walk Cape Town (2020-02-15) | Having enjoyed a great morning out at Cape Town's historic Castle of Good Hope, followed by a stroll along Sea Point's sunny promenade, the next stop for Jessica, Emily and I was a stop at the sprawling Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Century City, Cape ... (Photo Gallery | Shopping)
Biltong and Pancakes at the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market in Sedgefield (2020-01-04) | This past December holiday period saw us spending a bit of time up in Mossel Bay, and for one of our planned day excursions we decided to take the girls out for a boat trip to the Knysna Heads. Of course, getting to Knysna from ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Strawberry Picking in the Sun at Polkadraai Farm in Stellenbosch (2019-12-22) | Of course strawberry picking season rolled around again and of course the girls and I headed out to our favourite strawberry picking spot, the super visitor friendly Polkadraai Farm lying just outside the town of Stellenbosch. This time around though we didn't make the mistake ... (Family Attractions | Photo Gallery)
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