Category Archives: Living on Fish Hoek mountainside

The Folly of the Stairs

Saturday  Today was the day… I had a bit of a wake up call (literally) and it had me thinking about the sense of having 83 steps to our front door. The view is the pay off and may have … Continue reading

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A Good Fishing Day

Thursday Today was the day… …that fishing boats came out in droves. I woke up early and listened to the sounds of the morning. Bird song – the call of the long-tails waking up. Train tooting as it winds its … Continue reading

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Morning & Evening at Fish Hoek

Wednesday Today was the day… I was at Fish Hoek beach morning and evening, although I didn’t swim this evening. Today was the quintessential perfect autumn day in Cape Town. This is what March is supposed to be like, not … Continue reading

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2 hours 40 minutes in the Dentist’s Chair

Tuesday Today was the day… I had a marathon session at the dentist. This is the penultimate visit of my l-o-n-g orthodontic journey. The dentist had to prepare my 4 front teeth for two crowns and two veneers. It took … Continue reading

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Autumn Wind

Sunday Today was the day… …the south-easter picked up to a howling gale. This is the time of the year that the wind should be calming down a bit, but it blew like it was December!  I ventured out to … Continue reading

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I Did This for the First Time Today

Saturday Today was the day… I swam with a watch for the very first time. I’ve never done that before. I hardly noticed it, but it was fun seeing my route come up on my cell phone later when I … Continue reading

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Dead Fish

Friday Today was the day… We walked to Simon’s Town and encountered dead fish on Glencairn beach. I  have no idea of why they were there or what happened. There were at least 4 of them spread out across the … Continue reading

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As Winter Comes…

Thursday Today was the day… I noticed how much the sun is rising further north than usual. As winter comes it will move more left (which is north!)  As winter comes, the sea water will be a lot colder than … Continue reading

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Rain Water Tanks in Use

Wednesday Today was the day… …the rain water tanks, which are full and overflowing got connected to the plumbing system. They now pump water to all the toilets (except the flatlet), so we are saving on water. The plumber came … Continue reading

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The Cushion Came Home

Tuesday Today was the day… …the lost cushion came home. I concluded it must be either at the neighbour or at the house next to that. I saw someone on the neighbour’s balcony (it’s a holiday let) so I rushed … Continue reading

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Satisfying Monday

Monday Today was the day… …that we swam in the rain! A black south-easter blew rain in last night and we woke up to showers this morning. As a result we didn’t go down to the beach early. Instead we … Continue reading

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A Day to Be & not to Do

Sunday Today was the day… I didn’t go out…at all. It was a day to be and not to do. Although, having said that I did make lunch and did an hour of online work. But for the rest, I … Continue reading

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Mike’s Oxygen Absorption Rate

Saturday Today was the day… Mike learned about the efficacy of his oxygen absorption rate. This is something he has been a bit worried about because his super-duper new watch tells him that his oxygen absorption rate when exercising is … Continue reading

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Blog from the Balcony

Friday Today was the day… We woke up at 3am to what sounded like a single gunshot! Mike and I both woke up at the same time with ‘what was that?’ Mike got up and looked out our balcony doors … Continue reading

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