Snaps: Rose-picking at Chart Farm

For the longest time now, I’ve wanted to visit Chart Farm in Wynberg to wander among the roses and – best of all – pick a selection of my own to take back home.

But, on one condition: that my mom could come along, as her love for these fragrant blooms runs deep and connects with a tender nostalgia for the birthdays of her childhood in Piet Retief. Born on the 16th of November, my mom’s celebration of life falls slap-bang in the middle of peak rose season, which also happens to be most spectacular in the highveld areas of our country.

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Happy weekend!

This week really sped by. Can’t believe it’s Friday! YAY!

A busy weekend lies ahead, but hopefully also some room for relaxation.

And with no further ado… Two beautiful songs to welcome the weekend.

1. To be with you by The Honey Trees.

It’s a pretty love song with a magical music video. A treasure map, a secret key and big old-fashioned suitcases. Lovely!

Favourite line: “I held the stars to light where you are
When your unfeigned heart called to me through the dark”

2. Miss Teardrop by Felix Laband

So, there’s no music video and there are no lyrics… but it’s such a happy, tinkly song that lifts the heart. It makes me think of PE. I used to borrow my flatmate Dave’s Felix Laband cds and drive around the city. 😀

Hope your weekend is filled with lightness and laughter and happy tunes and at least one awesome dancing moment.


P.s The pic I used reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are. A girl version. Got it here.

This weekend I…

Sea point main road - on our way to Posticino

1. Enjoyed a luxurious evening at the Premier Hotel Cape Manor with my mom. She’s been working really hard and I like to think I have too, so we decided to treat ourselves to some well-deserved relaxation. Although I’m more of a rough and tumble camping type, the 4-star hotel treated us well with nice fluffy pillows, duvets and an extensive buffet brekkie. Supper wasn’t included in the deal, so we made our way to one of Sea Point Main Road’s most charming offerings – Posticino pizzeria. It comes highly recommended!

Although I felt like the ultimate tourist taking this photograph, I couldn't help myself - that's how purdy the clocktower is!

2. Went to the Waterfront with Lisa to see if we could have a closer look at the magnificent Queen Mary II which had docked in the Cape Town harbour on Friday. But alas… we couldn’t even catch a glimpse! :(. She must have docked a bit further along… a lady of her stature probably needs her space. So I just took a photo of the Clock Tower instead.

My beautiful blue Kaftan... Gypsy slash Mexican slash Hippie. I LOVE IT!

3. Bought a dreamy blue kaftan-type-tunic-type top from Accessorize. There were sales galore at the Waterfront on Saturday. Although most items were still not cheap, as such I spotted this beauty and just had to have it. I picked it up for a cool R180 and as I was paying found out that it had originally cost R600! I do love a bargain… now waiting for a suitable moment to wear it!

Rusty in a very rare moment of peace...

4. Looked after Rusty, Imar and Tamara’s super cute and crazy kitten, while they had a much needed weekend away (what with me living in their spare room and all – hahaha). He’s wild and very funny, but we did manage to chill out together once or twice for a few minutes!

5. Watched this movie with the BF… I found the romantic combo of David Duchovny and Demi Moore rather unconvincing. Not much chemistry there methinks. Apart from that the movie deals with an interesting theme, as this ‘family’ of four moves into a new neighbourhood with the sole intention of selling their lifestyle to their less glamorous neighbours.

Happy Weekend!

So, it’s finally Friday and I’ve decided to bid the week farewell with these two awesome, somewhat nostalgic songs. 

First up is Radical Face with Welcome Home. Thanks to my brother, Imar, for introducing me to this BEAUTIFUL music. The song is quite applicable as I will be heading to my parental home by the sea this weekend for some R&R.             

Favourite line from the song: “Ships are launching from my chest. Some have names but most do not. If you find one, please let me know which piece I’ve lost.”

And second, but no less lovely, is a heartstring-tugging song by brother and sister duo, Angus and Julia Stone. It’s called For You

My favourite lines from this song: “If you love me with all that you are. If you love me… I will make you a star in my universe. You’ll never have to work. You’ll spend everyday shining your light my way.”

May your weekend be is as restful and full of love as these two songs.