Category Archives: Ice cream

Kloof Street in Cape Town named one of the Coolest Streets in the World by TImeOut!


Kloof Street in Gardens in Cape Town is making a comeback, once known for having the largest number of restaurants in one street in Cape Town, until Bree Street took over the accolade.

Now Kloof Street has been named as one of 33 coolest streets in the world by TimeOut, ranked at number 26.

The Street has a large number of eateries (including Chef Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s JAN Continue reading →

Stellenbosch explodes with new restaurants, and more to come!


I had not been to Stellenbosch since the beginning of Lockdown in March 2020. Last week I spent a day in the town, to walk through its centre, and updating my information of restaurants that have opened and closed in the town since my last visit.


I discovered multiple new coffee shops and informal eateries, and a growing number of wine bars. And the start of a challenge to Chef Bertus Basson’s dominance of the university town as far as fine-dining goes.

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Restaurant Review: Grand Pavilion Restaurant Week dining experience disappoints with diabolical service!


Restaurant Week commenced around the country on 1 April, and despite its name, runs for the whole month of April. Restaurants offer two or three course Lunch and/or Dinner set menus with options at a slightly discounted rate, allowing restaurant lovers to return to their favourite restaurants, to try new restaurants, or to visit restaurants that one has not visited before.a

A German swallow friend Annette Krueck had just arrived in Cape Town in the first week of April, and so I looked for a restaurant that was new to her to try, she being a restaurant lover too. As it was the first weekend of the Restaurant Week, the majority of the 47 Cape Town based restaurants were booked out already. All that was available for the Saturday evening were some brand new restaurants….. and surprisingly Grand Pavilion in Sea Point, a restaurant that I had eaten Lunch at after it opened a year ago, Service having been a problem then already. Continue reading →

Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 185 of Level 1, 3 April 2022


Sunday 3 April 2022, Day 185 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely sunny day and NO wind 🙏, the wind having blown over two metal plant pots with my bougainvilleas overnight, not happened in 4 years of living here; for a relaxed day; for the company of Earl Grey when I’m at home, having taken over the spare room as his bedroom; for replying to my clients’ diner reviews; for seeing Viv again, fetching her and taking her to Labotessa for an afternoon treat, enjoying their all-day breakfast; for each of us shopping at Fideli’s across the Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 169 of Level 1, 18 March 2022


Friday 18 March 2022, Day 169 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day of working from home, writing and posting for clients; for a beautiful 26C day, with only a breeze; for a sunset walk to Woolies, and to Gibson’s for an ice cream; for the feeling of a long weekend ’holiday’ lying ahead, with excellent weather ❤️; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 156 of Level 1, 5 March 2022


Saturday 5 March 2022, Day 156 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a wonderful day, at 29C; for a late lie-in to try and catch up on too little sleep; for a cellphone accessory spoil, getting a new glass covering and a stronger plastic cover at Cellmate in Camps Bay, and buying a new charging cable and double plug at Camps Bay Hardware, the latter always giving excellent service; for a Berry and ice cream spoil at The Pottery, the waffle meant to go with it not made as the waffle iron packed up due to an electrical fault; for meeting lovely new renters Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 145 of Level 1, 22 February 2022.


Tuesday 22/02/2022, Day 145 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#gratitude for a beautiful day, mild at 26C with no wind; for a terrible start to the day and a brilliant ending; for working on client posts this morning; for a client Status meeting at the Bay Hotel, all the better with a Gin and Dry lemon that each of us had, making it a two hour meeting; for a Gibson’s ice cream spoil at the Beachfront; for being booked for a Tourist Guiding job with a German client for later this week 💙; for two persons coming to the rescue when a homeless person wanted to attack Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 6 January 2022


Thursday 6 January 2022, Day 98 of Level 1, birthday of Alex von Ulmenstein and Mullerie Taljaard 🌹🌹

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 27 C degree day, making Camps Bay very busy, with a very strong late afternoon South Easter, meaning it will be even warmer tomorrow; for a birthday call to my Alex, starting to plan his visit to Cape Town in 15 days ❤️; for preparing for my client meetings this afternoon; for a successful visit to the Civic Center, to renew my car license, but annoyed that one has to enter from the back of the building without any signage, and answer numerous questions just to be allowed in, for being able to jump the queue of persons who had waited for 90 minutes into the red Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 96 of Level 1, 4 January 2022!


Tuesday 4 January 2022, Day 96 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day at 22C without any wind; for a peaceful focused working day; for a Bakoven walk; for a call from Gary Peterson, planning another outing ⭐️ ; for a lovely fun Status meeting with my Gibson’s client, amazing trust and support in what I do for them, linked to a Camps Bay walk; for hearing three German couples on my walk, wonderful to have German tourists again;  for the kind donation of disposable gloves for litter cleaning from Camps Bay resident Ronen Gold; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 78 of Level 1, 17 December 2021


Friday 17 December 2021, Day 78 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a relaxed working day, having until lunchtime to finish the client posts, fitting in a Vit D shot on the terrace too; for a beach of a day, after the heavy South Easter last night; for a cut and colour at Hair by Isabella Page Morgan in Sea Point, dying of heat having the mask on for two hours, with no breeze; for shopping at Woolworths St John’s Piazza, always a service issue; for a quick hello to Celia Mauerberger at Frosted; for an ice cream treat at The Dairy Den; for getting home, having Continue reading →