Hey kids, here we are in Capetown, we three. M & F living in a spectacular Japanese style house, and looking for a house to buy, so we're off house hunting...lots of fun. We talk fondly of you all and realise that our Forum is now getting so global we must now be the envy of the world. I am being treated royally being escorted hither and ;yon by two smashing blokes. You have greetings from Table Mountain.
Why no greetings for ME???? I'm here being pampered by two gorgeous men, drinking in the delights of Capetown (it's actually VERY rainy and we are snug in M & F's pad eating fabulous food between sallying forth to find the boys a house to buy - and WHAT houses, my dears...). Visiting Maurits and Fabian comes high on the list of must do's.
Well, my friends, our departure from SE1 has not been cold turkey: having had Jackie to stay for a week added a lovely familiarity to our first days of our new life.
In spite of the harsh Cape winter weather, we spend a marvelous time with our lively (to say the least!) dear friend Jackrock. She was a invaluable help in our househunting and the easiest going guest imaginable.
The rain will stop tomorrow and a cold front will set in, bringing the temperatures down to 4 degrees Celcius. Lamb shanks in front of the fireplace this evening.
Here is said guest now talking from Tel Aviv....What a WONDERFUL time I had in Capetown. The fact that it rained without ceasing..but REALLY, it poured and poured and POURED, didnt matter in the least I had such a fantastic opportunity to see Capetown because we went house hunting in different districts every day, and if we werent househunting we were visiting M & F's lovely friends who lived in other parts of the city, so one way and another I think there's hardly a corner of Capetown I havent seen. What a smashing place. So verdant and San Francisco - ish in its pretty houses and hilly streets and views of the sea (I never actually SAW Table Mountain, it was shrouded in mist all the time, but I've seen pictures...). I was spoiled to death, ate better than I have in years (well you all know Maurits's cooking) and we had a rollicking Jules et Jim sort of time, giggling our way round some fabulous houses. Recommended for your next holiday....
Completely agree with you Jackie - I was in Cape Town a few weeks back (first time) and was bowled over by the place. Great restaurants, sights etc - really chilled, laid back atmosphere. Like you say, reminiscent of San Francisco (actually better IMO).