• Signal Hill, Cape Town, and John Lennon

     Signal Hill
    Like I mentioned in my Cape Town post, my sister-in-law and I walked the dogs on the mountain every day and one of our walks was just under Signal Hill with beautiful views across Cape Town bay and city. How lucky to live in such a beautiful place, or even just visit it in our case.

  • Jakkalsfontein, West Coast, South Africa

    This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Yes, I do realise that I say this fairly often, but this really is spectacular. I just loooooooove the West Coast. There are hundreds of miles of sandy beaches with only the rough Atlantic waves and baby seals about – just plain perfect.

  • Skate Wings for dinner

    Skate wings
    We tried skate wings at Scott and Helen’s, our lovely Irish friends, several years ago and loved them, but I had never actually made them myself until recently. And they couldn’t be easier to prepare. And they are deeelicious so this is truly a win-win situation.

  • The Wonderful Wiggins Family

    Our friends
    We met Antoinette and Winston in December 1993 when we had a sailboat in Port Owen, Velddrif, on the west coast of South Africa and we have been friends ever since. They are just soooooo amazing and we are privileged to have them as friends. Oh yes, and their kids are deeevine too! And the doggies too!

  • Ostrich egg scrambled eggs

    Ostrich egg
    To make scrambled eggs with an ostrich egg, you have to break an ostrich egg and this is quite a process, especially if you want to keep the egg shell whole. But where there’s a (wifely) will there’s a (husbandly) way, and so I have my whole egg to craft with!

  • Swellendam and Jansehuis cottage

    Jansehuis Swellendam
    I think this is one of the most beautiful places ever. South Africa is in the grips of a massive drought, but the Swellendam area has been spared and is lush and green. And this cottage is just a dream come true.

  • Orange Marmalade (or Jamalade)

    Orange jam production
    I prefer calling my “jam” Jamalade and not Marmalade, because I use sweet oranges (or basically any orange I can find that hasn’t been sprayed with poisons/pesticides/etc) rather than Seville oranges which are used to make the original Marmalade. I find the Seville oranges just too bitter for my delicate taste!