A little mini section here to mark a year of our lifes being spent in Cape Town, South Africa across 2012/2013. Most of it nonsense but a load of reviews included for people looking to visit or simply come to Cape Town.
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 [...]
Fear not, the morphine has now subsided and with a clear head and the promise of chocolate later, I finally get to pen my thoughts on the South African medical system and the Karma Bunny. The Karma Bunny is not mine - I simply write about him on behalf of my cousin, the youthful Michael [...]
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 [...]
We took a weekend away to pre-celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this weekend - timed this way as we had babysitters on call at this time. About two hours out of Cape Town is a small town called Stanford which we had visited before with the children (just when we had arrived. A really small [...]
My African map (Carte Generale de L'Afrique) finally purchased at Quagga Books in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. Cartographers | Eustache Herissin and M Bonne Published by Basset, Paris 1829 Shows the routes of Brice , Ronnell, Barrow and the three voyages of Cook Digitally reproduced here Purchased from Quagga | Rare Books & Art firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
A little video of shark diving off Gansbaai, Western Cape. With John Nice and Dan Oakley, and a troop of infuriating American college students. Saw about ten different sharks and then told the story of a previous boat being knocked over by a freak wave and everyone being eaten. The main tourist attraction in Gansbaai [...]
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 [...]