Category Archives: Apartment living

I Tried to Catch a Train

Sunday Today was the day… I tried to catch a train. I have thought about and talked about this so often. The idea of catching a train from Sunny Cove station to Simon’s Town has been in my head for … Continue reading

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Personal Best of Note

Saturday Today was the day… It rained! Mike felt like egg and bacon for breakfast, so we took off at about 8am to try walk to the shops and back before the rain came. We made it down in time, … Continue reading

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We Have a Rickety Fence

Friday¬† Today was the day… We had two extra workers come. They were here to help lug fencing and poles up the hill. The other day, the worker for the house on the Simon’s Town side started cutting back some … Continue reading

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Marvelling at the Sunrise

Thursday Today was the day… I marvelled at the sunrise. Such an unusual display of bright pink and red, followed 20 minutes later of a brighter sky with less colour. This was about 6:50am – fishing boat and Venus in … Continue reading

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Dinner for Two

Wednesday Today was the day… The crazy warm weather continued. We didn’t get to swim. I had work, so we got on with it and did some walking later on in the day. Washing dried in no time. One of … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Days

Tuesday Today was the day… It was another warm winter’s day. It was windless as well, so we headed for the beach and had a lovely swim. The water was about 14C, so slightly cooler than last time. The air … Continue reading

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Building up the Road

Monday Today was the day… I worked to the morning backdrop of 11 cement trucks rumbling up the road to a new build about 15 houses up.¬† The owner, Andrew, who once stayed at our cottage for a few days, … Continue reading

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Sunday Activities

Sunday Today was the day… I got to do a long beachfront walk. We (Julian and I) went to Harbour Bay for breakfast, but after last night’s ribs I was not hungry at all. I had a smoothie. Afterwards, we … Continue reading

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Saturday Activities

Saturday Today was the day… We remembered my brother Arnold. Today would have been his 62nd birthday. The last birthday he celebrated on earth was 15 years ago today, when he turned 47. We miss him, but have to believe … Continue reading

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Ella Has Arrived

Friday Today was the day… We got the happy news that my sister became a Granny! Welcome to the world Ella Cooper! Such a cutey pie. There’s something so special about a newborn. Congratulations Anne! I’m so happy for you. … Continue reading

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No More Masks

Thursday Today was the day… A day of celebration in South Africa as we said goodbye to the law of Covid required masks. It was just yesterday I commented on the great scourge of the face mask. We woke up … Continue reading

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Doors Are Done

Wednesday Today was the day… We went swimming! It was a very balmy winter’s day – another lull before the rain. The water was amazingly warm for this time of the year – 15C they said. I swam for just … Continue reading

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Old Fish Hoek & New

Tuesday Today was the day… That started off windy but soon clouded over. A black south-easter blew dark clouds over the bay and it looked very foreboding. Today, I saw a whole lot of photos posted on Facebook of old … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Chess

Sunday Today was the day… We celebrated Father’s Day. David came in to wish Mike and then disappeared off to catch up on some sleep. We went to the beach in full winter kit. The water wasn’t too bad, but … Continue reading

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Walking the Other Side of the City

Saturday Today was the day…. We went walking on the other side of the city. Mike and I drove into Cape Town and parked at Radisson Blu Hotel. From there we walked to Arthur’s Rd Sea Point and back. It … Continue reading

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