#grateful for a mixed up day, not having its normal flow, but still getting my work down; for Leah coming to do a much-needed clean 🙏; for a surprise message and subsequent call from a Russian Tour Operator, looking for local Tourist Guides, what a lovely lady, asking interesting questions; for meeting Gift, a Malawian friend of Henry our Building Manager, who will help me to clean Camps Bay over the Festive days and into January, the Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers Association Continue reading →
As a food writer, I do strike it lucky once in a while. One of the highlights of this year’s invitations was that from the Finnish Embassy to attend their ‘Fancy Finnish Food’ Dinner held at the home of the Finnish Honorary Consul Philip Palmgren. The aim of the event was to communicate to South Africans what Finnish cuisine and spirits are all about.
My friend Gary Peterson joined me for this exciting event, which was attended by 26 guests seated at one long table. We knew no one else, but I did know of Chef Dion Vengatass, a former Chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Continue reading →
#grateful for a fabulous day, warm at 22C; for having a morning meeting cancelled, which gave me uninterrupted time to do my client work today; for a walk to Woolworths to buy fruit; for meeting Gary Peterson at my house and driving through to Stonehurst Estate at Westlake, to the home of the Honorary Consul of Finland, Phillip Palmgren, to attend an evening of ‘Fancy Finnish Food’, hosted Continue reading →