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Mynhardt’s Restaurant brings Charity Christmas cheer with Festive Fruitcakes!


For the second year running I have been lucky to have received a delivery of a Festive Parcel from Chef Mynhardt Joubert’s Mynhardt Restaurant in Paarl. The aim of the delivery is to help publicise the good work Chef Mynhardt is doing in baking and selling the Christmas Fruitcakes, proceeds of which will go to support two charities: Butterfly House and Helpende Handjies.

In addition to sending a fully baked Christmas fruit cake, the festive parcel contained a host of ingredients as well as a recipe, so that recipients can bake one too. In addition, a Christmas wreath decorated the parcel delivered to my home, serving me well as an Advent wreath. A warm message from Chef Mynhardt accompanied the gift box. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 1, 12 October 2020.:


Monday 12 October 2020, Day 22 of Level 1, Day 200 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for surviving 200 days of Lockdown, the ‘new normal’ of our life; for a beautiful sunny 22C day; for a hardworking writing morning; for harvesting my first cauliflower, and more parsley and nasturtiums, from my Vegetable garden; for a peaceful walk through Camps Bay, noticing only three new car guards today (they take Mondays off, but they forgot to tell us locals, and so all the illegal car guards are back); for posting my SwitchBitch Book 1 to Marianne Busche in Johannesburg via the Aramex courier service at Pick n Pay 🙏; for a second walk through Bakoven; for a chat with Officer Ivor Ramsay at Law Enforcement about persons selling insurance policies on the pavement at the Promenade, which is not allowed; for such a calm ocean; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 1, 8 October 2020.


Thursday 8 October 2020, Day 18 of Level 1, Day 196 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another sunny day, but a little cooler at 19C; for another lucky day this week; for a busy writing day, only finishing my Blogpost this afternoon, exceeding 2000 words; for a midday breakfast with friend Jenny Stephens at Firefly Café, and returning the borrowed potato peeler to Tindlovu; for a second walk, to Bakoven, extending the walk further than usual, past the last block of apartments, where someone told me that a fence is badly broken, looking like the result of a car accident; for being spoilt with a massive Christmas-come-early delivery from Mynhardt Restaurant in Paarl ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Chef Jenny Morris’ Yumcious Café reopens in Cape Quarter after a long Covid winter!


On Monday I attended a little celebration lunch at Chef Jenny Morris’ Yumcious Café in the Cape Quarter, in honour of the reopening of the restaurant, after a six month closure due to the Covid Lockdown. We were introduced to the specials Yumcious Café is offering at ridiculously low prices. Continue reading →