You just never know what is going to brighten up a day - and a Bobalot themed birthday present served to lighten spirits. From Mr Wendy & Mrs Brydon came the first piece of Sir Bobalot memorabilia to be seen by the world. Muchly appreciated and will be the start of line including iron board [...]
Trying to get my head around how you can use Google+ videos & photos on other websites. Not as straight-forward as I would have hoped which is annoying given that Google+ was set up to be an open platform. - Functionality of auto-uploading in Android makes life a load better & the styling of auto-awesomes [...]
A thousand smiles to all & sundry for bringing me into my forties with a graceful game of cricket. Missed a load of people in different countries but had a ball in the sunshine. Notable points from the day including watching my mother bowl an over in the midday sun, watching my father hit one [...]
40th Birthday Cricket Plans were sparse, but I was gently inebriated last Friday night and stumbled across one of my favourite venues in Cape Town. The Constantia Uitsig Cricket Ground is set in the wine estate and really is a little special. Rough plans are a day outdoors on the 21st December 2013 with children [...]
Sir Bobalot's list of Cape Winter Restaurant Deals/Specials - By Far the best time to eat in this godforesaken city. In order to receive any of these special deals you must present an acceptable post dinner artform at the end of your meal. Downloadable here. SPOTLIGHT OFFERS Borracho's Mexican Restaurant - Order any main meal [...]
A cold 'Weekend' morning in Cape Town saw Brick & Jemma husbands don their wet suits and brave the shark infested waters. We salute the effort shown to come out here and your love of catching the big one. Brydon & Russell looked like the emaciated Saffas that they are in comparison with these two [...]
We take our lives in our hands every day. Tennis on Sunday culminated in the "sprain of the left ankle with syndesmosis injury and widening of the distal tibia / fibula". Surgery on Wednesday and tennis again in six months. Arse - for more information look at this article.
About two months ago we were at a charity auction for the charity that Julie is working at here - ABC for life. Drink was taken and we were the winning bidders on a helicopter ride over Cape Town to see Cape Point from the air. The pilot - Chris - is a Cape Town [...]
A report compliments of esteemed recent guest - Mr John Nice. South Africa 2013 Brief Reflections 20 hours on a car, train, underground, etc -from my doorstep to a very good friend from school who is doing well in South Africa. Destination was Cape Town – heading towards a very posh house. Elements of uncertainty [...]
A long & slightly wet weekend away at the Leopards Trail campsite outside Bonnievale. Caught a Wimpy at a service station on the way up to the camp. A fine (albeit slightly anaemic looking)Lekka Wors for R24.90 (£1.50). Mcdonalds doesn't stand a chance here.
We aspire to many things in life. Some of them achievable and some far from achievable (in this lifetime) 1) Achievable - seeing all your children wonder off into the world equipped with the skills they need to flourish. From small foot-steps come great strides - and the first day seeing young Zoe in school [...]
So our last week has been fairly packed with the arrival on Saturday of Big Rich and touring his non-driving ass around the sights/smells of Cape Town. We spent a lazy late afternoon yesterday on the Clifton 2 beach where my wife spent her time eying up a certain Mr Bloom. This time we went [...]
At the back of our estate - Tarragona - there is a tiny path up into the mountains. A small walk up and then a great walk along the length of the bay from an elevated position. Zoe became a mountain goat for the afternoon and led us. Head along to a restaurant at the [...]
An afternoon out viewing the city from the Rhodes Memorial The facts - "The memorial is situated at Rhodes's favourite spot on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak. Rhodes's own wooden bench is still situated below the memorial. The magnificent view facing northeast can be imagined as the start of the Cape to Cairo road, [...]