28 December 2008

The one with a memorable Danish

Looks like Caramello's is downsizing a bit, but there doesn't seem to be any problem in quality. Their apple pastry is a winner at R10 and I dare anyone to finish a whole one :-)

26 December 2008

The one with a photo on Christmas day

Braamie and I traveled up the West Coast with my parents. After a picnic at the Langebaan Yacht Club, we had coffee at Paternoster. What a great way to escape that Christmas Feeling.

The one about the migmatite

My grandfather, Jan Sarel van der Merwe (geographer/geomorphologist), would have celebrated his 100th birthday today. To bring him to memory,  we went to Bantry Bay to capture the unique migmatite rocks on the shore on camera. On his visit to Cape Town, Darwin inspected this unique phenomenon which clearly shows how the earth's crust was formed millions of years ago. 
My mother and I visited this historic site in clear sunshine and with an azure sea in the background. We duly celebrated this occasion with champagne at dinner! 

[text courtesy of my father, Dux, and heavily edited by me]