Sundays in South Africa

Bizerca Bistro, Cape Town

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  Cape Town is a city of many things:  of great wine, great food and unparallelled natural beauty.  Whereas in many other cities, you have to look pretty hard to find a restaurant that ticks all three these boxes, in Cape Town they are a dime dozen.  Mountain view?  Take your pick.  Sea view? Ditto […]

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Gorgeous by Graham Beck – a bubbly bar in Cape Town

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  It had been one of those days. We had arrived in Cape Town early in the morning from London after a night of little sleep, non-functioning seat-back TVs and rather too much alcohol (refer to previous item regarding seat-back TVs!).  I had purchased a data bundle at the airport to load onto my South […]

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Jordan restaurant, Cape winelands

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  When I started visiting Stellenbosch and Paarl the Cape winelands for the first time as a student, eating was the furthest thing from my and my companions’ minds.  The main aim was to find wineries that did not charge you for tasting and then to schmooze the staff behind the tasting counter so that […]

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Harbour House, Kalk Bay

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Photo courtesy and © Harbour House website There are many things in this world between which there are proportional relationships.  Sometimes, this is a direct proportional relationship:  the more you exercise, the fitter you get; the likelihood of the photocopier breaking is directly proprtional to the importance of the job you are copying; or you […]

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Boerewors mini sausage rolls

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  Have you ever had the feeling that your heart lives in two places at once?  I suspect anybody whose lover or child has ever lived far away from them knows precisely what I am talking about. Part of your heart lives where you physically find yourself, attached to things like friends, neighbours, pets, a […]

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Beef brisket with braai (BBQ) sauce potjiekos

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  There is a great joke about diets that goes something like this: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT: The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans of Britons. The French eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans or Britons. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer […]

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Deli Street Café, Port Elizabeth – breakfast heaven

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  Some people were born with blue eyes. Some people were born with blood type O. Some people were born with their ring finger longer than their index finger. Me? I was born with a high RC factor – resistance to change. I get it from my father, who manifested this factor all through his […]

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