Tag Archives: 20 on Echo

Sleeps Six

Monday Today was the day… We got down for a swim before the wind started pumping. I’m not sure we will brave the windy waters tomorrow. This morning it wasn’t too bad – a bit of swell and not too … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Rocking Chair

Wednesday Today was the day… The south-easter blew and though I looked longingly at the sea and the beach, I concluded it was too windy to go for a swim. Perhaps tomorrow. My morning routine follows a similar pattern each … Continue reading

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Guests out Guests in

Friday Today was the day that was hectic! I did a bit of work and then as soon as the guests left, I went down to the cottage to change the linen and set it up for the guests who … Continue reading

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Super Host Status

Tuesday Today was the day… That wasn’t quite as rushed as yesterday. My work conference meant we didn’t go to the beach, despite it being a beautiful day with very little wind and the sea looked so inviting. Our new … Continue reading

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Great Deal of Satisfaction

Monday Today was the day… We started our company conference. It’s three mornings this week, so swimming won’t be happening. After the conference, the cottage guests had left and so I got stuck into cleaning the cottage. It takes 2-3 … Continue reading

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Shady Characters

Tuesday Today was the day… Our lovely guests left and they left the cottage spotless. I stripped the bed and did the laundry and put it back together again. Next guests in on Thursday, this time with a dog called … Continue reading

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Busy Summer Coming

Wednesday Today was the day… We went to the beach and I had the most marvellous swim. The water was flat and the wind very light, making swimming so easy. The water wasn’t warm but there were currents that were … Continue reading

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Giants of the Deep

Tuesday Today was the day… We didn’t swim, but we did walk to the village for shopping. We got home, had breakfast and then I started work. Mid-morning Leanne came. Leanne is the plans lady who saw our house plans … Continue reading

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Three Middle Aged Men Smoking Pot

Wednesday Today was the day… That it rained, so we didn’t go to the beach…again. Tomorrow we are going to have to. Instead, this afternoon we walked to the village for some shopping. We decided to walk back the mountain … Continue reading

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Time Marches On

Friday Today was the day… We overslept a bit – I only woke up at 7:15am. We ended up leaving for the beach after 8am. I swam to the barrel as well as to the lighthouse. It was a good … Continue reading

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Gutter and Downpipe

Monday Today was the day… Mike and Courage installed a gutter & downpipe. When the building inspector last came around, he suggested we put a gutter over the side balcony roof. Today it got done. Discussing strategy… Installation in progress. … Continue reading

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Bookings

Tuesday Today was the day… We got our second booking, but it turns out they are coming tomorrow! Second booking – first arrival.  I’m still finding my way round the Airbnb site and discovered that there were a few settings … Continue reading

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We Are Live!

Friday Today was the day… I pulled the trigger on publishing the Air Bnb profile. We prayed and took the plunge. There are so many holiday rentals in Fish Hoek, so there’s lots of competition and those who have been … Continue reading

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Covid Vaccine Done!

Tuesday Today was the day… I joined Mike and Julian and we all got vaccinated against Covid. It was the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. We are now part of a trial to monitor its effectiveness. We have to go back … Continue reading

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Poor Rat!

Tuesday Today was the day… Mike and I did not go to the beach for our exercise. We watched the sun rise… And I got working quite early. The day was again very still with not much wind. It was … Continue reading

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