Tag Archives: Jacques Erasmus

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 1, 21 November 2021.


Sunday 21 November 2021, Day 52 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, giving myself most of the day off, still responding to my client Restaurant reviews; for a great sunny 24C day, but the wind picked up this afternoon, reducing the number of picnickers, and hence the volume of litter around the Tidal Pool; for our apartment building being so well protected against the wind; for bumping into restaurant designer and Hemelhuijs owner Jacques Erasmus at the Tidal Pool, just having stepped out of the pool; for a lovely outing Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Hemelhuijs still as heavenly as when it opened!


I invited my friend Jenny Stephens to a Birthday Breakfast at Hemelhuijs, not having been to the restaurant for a couple of years. Despite it being a wet and cold Saturday, the restaurant was full, and I was grateful that the manager had advised me to book when I popped in a day ahead.

Hemelhuijs opened almost eleven years, and remains a firm favorite, despite being under the radar.




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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 76 of Level 1, 15 May 2021


Saturday 15 May 2021, Day 76 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a day of wonderful rain; for celebrating the birthday of Jenny Stephens at Hemelhuijs, to which I hadn’t been in years, having a lovely breakfast, being gifted a glass of birthday bubbly each, and having the pleasure of owner Jacques Erasmus coming to our table to chat; for getting to the restaurant and back home without getting wet; for lovely afternoon rain; for a one hour dry gap to walk, doing a power walk along my secret Bakoven lanes; for writing Blogposts for next week already; for gorgeous (almost) peace and quiet in our building, most renters appearing to have left; for fabulous sunsets despite the grey sky; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Top 10 announced at Val de Vie!

imageThe FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Top 10 wines were announced over a lunch held at Val de Vie today!

Invited guests included the Top 20 Finalists for the awards, and tasting tables had been set up to allow the twenty Finalist wines to be tasted. No one knew who would make the Top 10 list.  A shelf had been set up to display all top twenty Continue reading →