Get To The Old Biscuit Mill Night Market This Thursday!

15 03 2011

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BBQ Seared Tuna, All the way from Papua New Guinea

20 01 2011

We spent Christmas in Australia with Rob’s family which we loved, but more relevant for this post is that we also managed to include a hop skip across to the very intriguing island of Papua New Guinea en route, as Rob’s parents are currently living and working there. I have no idea how you put PNG in a box – suffice to say that I think you just can’t, but IF I were to venture an attempt, it would go something along the lines of ‘a cross between Uganda and Jurassic Park…’. Read the rest of this entry »





Weekend Wonderland… Klein Oliphants Hoek Hotel, Franschhoek

30 12 2010

For those of you who don’t know, Franschhoek is considered by many the crown jewel of the Cape winelands. It was only just the other day, but it already feels like too long since we visited the utterly charming Franschhoek boutique hotel Klein Oliphants Hoek on the idyllic Akademie Street. From the second we stepped through the front door, we felt like we were coming home.  Or rather, in the the endearing drawl of one very jovial American visitor, ‘y’all have made a great choice, you’re gonna love this place’ – and we did. Read the rest of this entry »





Cat got my tongue?

22 12 2010

Well no, cat hasn’t got my tongue actually, I have just been stupidly busy the last couple of weeks, caught up in  your typical pre-Christmas, end of year craziness and some not-so-typical moving house madness.

And now, I find myself in Brisbane all set for Christmas with Rob’s family. aka, ‘Chrissy in Brissy with the rellies, Mate’. We will officially be all set as soon as I have been to the shops and bought a Boney M Christmas CD!

We spent the last 3 days in Papua New Guinea (!) with Rob’s parents Al and Babs as they are working on a telecommunications contract there. It’s kind of like Uganda meets Jurassic Park, and definiltey like nowhere else I’ve ever been. I am guessing you are not quite picturing it yet, but I will remedy that just as soon as I find time to do a post on it.

Until then, I wish you all a beautiful and blessed Christmas filled with lots of deliciousness!





The Happy-Making Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market

30 11 2010

If you’ve read my post on the glorious Neighbourgoods Market in Cape Town, you’ll know I have a penchant for fresh produce, especially the kind that you can eat and browse. Nothing tastes better than a Saturday stroll through a vibey food market, and The Fresh Goods Market just outside Stellenbosch is no exception. Read the rest of this entry »





Everything is edible in Beijing

22 11 2010

I am not proud of the fact that we found ourselves in a Starbucks on day two of our epic Chinese adventure last month, or that we walked 7km to find a burger on day 3, but let me elaborate before you banish me to gastronomic purgatory forever… Read the rest of this entry »





Back From Beijing

3 11 2010

Beijing is Big. Brawny, burly and bursting at the seams kind of Big. Read the rest of this entry »