Category Archives: Apartment living

David Leaving Day

Thursday Today was the day… David left. I spent a couple of hours with him as he packed… Just after 1:30pm, he was ready to roll… Let the next adventure begin… By 4:30pm, he’d arrived at his first destination and … Continue reading

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Unexpected Guest

Wednesday Today was the day… We had an instant unexpected guest for the Little Lookout. It’s one of the things I specifically do. I put instant book on and allow guests to check in up to 9pm on the day. … Continue reading

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British Passport Renewal

Tuesday Today was the day… I renewed my British passport. Well, I’m nearly done. The whole thing is online and they have tried to make it as easy as possible. The biggest trick was to get the passport photo right. … Continue reading

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Flamingos

Monday Today was the day… That dawned with a super still, crystal clear sea. The spectacular scenes began last night with rising moon creating golden water… Some early morning photos… We went to the beach to try out the glassy … Continue reading

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The Good Things About Being Airbnb Hosts

Sunday Today was the day… We woke up late. Why? Because last night after I got a late notice booking through Airbnb, we decided to go down to the cottage and start the clean. So for an hour from about … Continue reading

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A Social Day

Saturday Today was the day… I got to swim! We went quite early and I swam in the shallows to the lighthouse and back. There was a bit of swell but it was really pleasant. Tomorrow looks like it will … Continue reading

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Preparing Myself

Friday Today was the day… That was a day to throw open all the doors, which we did! We washed all the towels and linen and it all dried quickly. There was hardly any wind  and it was still enough … Continue reading

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My You Tube Feed

Thursday Today was the day… I lacked my normal energy, so didn’t do too much work this morning. After a 3rd coffee and a myprodol, I felt much better this afternoon and got some proper work done. I also took … Continue reading

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Things That Warm My Heart

Wednesday Today was the day… That was very busy. I had a number of video meetings which wiped out hours of the day. The wind was howling so there was no visit to the beach. As a result, I started … Continue reading

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The Mouse Got Caught

Tuesday Today was the day… I had a very enjoyable swim in quite chilly water. The trick is to keep moving. Underwater visibility was amazing, so much so that I could follow the sand lanes. The current creates lanes in … Continue reading

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Mouse in the House

Monday Today was the day… I got a message from the Russians who said there was a mouse in the house – they were looking for a mouse trap or a cat! I had neither. In all the time I’ve … Continue reading

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Morning & Evening at Fish Hoek Beach

Sunday Today was the day… We went to the beach morning and evening. This morning, we got there early – 7am to avoid the rush and crush of yesterday’s crowds. The net wasn’t nearly ready to go out so I … Continue reading

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Celebration of Summer

Saturday Today was the day… That surprised us! Temperatures rose to the 30s and in Piketberg I heard it was 46C! Stacey said it was 38C in Swellendam. Here at the beach, the crowds came out in droves. It was … Continue reading

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What I Do When I Have a Bad Day

Friday Today was the day… I woke up to unpleasant work news. In the big scheme of things it’s not life-changing or life-threatening but it’s a nuisance because nobody wins. I’m not going to bother explaining, but it left me … Continue reading

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Origin of Fish Hoek

Thursday Today was the day… The Little Lookout guests checked out and we got stuck in to clean it – it’s now ready for more guests tomorrow. Early tomorrow the cottage guests leave for the long journey by road back … Continue reading

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