27 October 2007

The one with Hannah's wedding

Long-time best friend Hannah got married last weekend at the Plantation in Port Elizabeth. In true Hannah-style, everything was so tastefully done; including a chocolate wedding cake covered with white chocolate and roses. I sat next to Almarie (from Meel fame) at the 'fun' table. We rocked!

The one about Caramello's

The brothers Ioannides have opened a new coffee shop on Kloof Street. During my last visit to Bloemfontein, André Conradie introduced me to Caramello's - a place where "friends with different cultures from all walks of life could meet and celebrate life with food as the dough that binds them together". And it turned out to be very expensive dough. We selected three cookies (really non-fancy types) from the bakery to enjoy with our coffee. I never imagined that each would cost R17! They were billed as 'gateaux'... perhaps a little exageration? Except for the price of the cookies, the service was excellent and the coffee not too bad. The staff are attentive and friendly. As you can see it scored better than the Wellness Warehouse on the Braamiometer. Caramello's is well worth a visit in Bloemfontein and on Kloof Street.

The one about our new neighbours

I spotted our new neighbours last week. Not much flair for decorating, but they do know how to pick a good spot. Can you spot them?

06 October 2007

The one with Mfundo's Good Taste

The May 2007 edition of Good Taste Magazine featured an article about the Hout Bay Music Project, titled "Township Notes", and included a photo of Mfundo playing the bass. Last month, after only two months of preparation, he passed his Grade III double bass exam and is progressing rapidly.