On Thursday January 1st, we took it sooo easy! We weren’t like hung over or anything, but we knew the beaches and malls and such would be hopelessly overcrowded due to it being a public holiday, and so opted to stay home. Damien made us flapjacks for breakfast; we watched “The Incredibles” on DVD; we dozed a little and read our books. I baked red velvet cupcakes as I had promised Glugs’ brother I would do so whilst we were there, and Damien had befriended a couple of local kids and he went to play soccer and such with them in a nearby park+.
Later in the evening my sweet Glugster could no longer sit still, and we went for a drive around the mountain past
On Friday January 2nd, we slept late- as had become the norm- whilst Damien and my Glugster’s brother did pork rashers, bacon and French toast for breakfast! How spoilt am I, bunnies!?! I didn’t cook once this holiday- except to bake cupcakes.
Then we took ourselves off to the Cape Town Castle with Glugs’ brother accompanying us. The Castle is very big, and very interesting (if a little dilapidated in some places). I was also a tad disappointed in that we weren’t allowed to take photographs inside all of the museums. We were also lucky in that the tourists were not out in force, so it was relatively quiet and we could saunter at our leisure. Afterwards we strolled around Parliament Gardens (AKA The Company Gardens) and fed squirrels with peanuts bought at the main entrance to the park. The pigeons and squirrels both like the peanuts, and will pay no attention to you unless you hold your hand out or go down on your haunches. The little furry buggers are very quick to run up and see if you have anything they want- but they don’t stand still for a photograph if your hand is empty! At one point Damien had two pigeons sitting on his hand and a third one trying to see if there was space for him too! Glugs and I also saw “Tuinhuis” through a big fence (which is where the president lives when he’s in
We then drove to Hout Bay to try and find a place where we could have for sundowners on the beach- and ended up at “Dunes”! Man what a cool place! The only cocktails available that day were “Long Island Iced Teas”, and before we knew it we’d had several and the sun hadn’t set yet! We had supper there as well and we were treated to a truly splendiferous sunset between two hills above the harbour, with a palm tree perfectly placed in front of us to make the pictures interesting! Then it was off home again and straight to bed. After all the walking we’d done through the day we were quite wiped out!
Okay, I admit… there’s a part four!
+I just asked him not to buy anything off anyone as he didn’t know these people.