Tag Archives: Living on Fish Hoek mountainside

Guests from the Cottage Up

Friday Today was the day… That I knew was going to be busy. No swimming. I got straight to work and when Alan checked out of the Seaview Apartment, Mike and I went down to clean the unit. We also … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Sunsets

Friday! Today was the day… We woke up to a little drizzle. When I walked out the front door, I was met with this majestic sight over the mountain… Last night, I’d already posted the blog, when Mike and I … Continue reading

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Builder at the Back

Wednesday Today was the day… That dawned cool and overcast. It was windless, so swimming would have been easy but sitting on the bench afterwards would have been cold. There was no sun peeking out from behind winter clouds. The … Continue reading

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Hypothermic Helga

Sunday Today was the  day… I swam 2.5km in water that could quite possibly have been 15C. It was cold. Mike ran 7km. I was in the water for way too long (52 minutes) and spent a chunk of time … Continue reading

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David’s Place is Now Ship-Shape

Friday Today was the day… Ruth came and cleaned David’s place – it’s now ship-shape. A prospective tenant arrives to view it tomorrow. If he doesn’t take it, an agent representing a vet from Durban comes on Wednesday.  It’s looking … Continue reading

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Very Still Windless Day

Sunday Today was the day… I got a number of things achieved. It’s been a very still windless day and so I came out onto the balcony to do the blog. I’m happy to be out here, because the balcony … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago, One Year Ago & Today

Tuesday Today was the day… Google reminded me of what was happening on this day last year and the year before. On this day in 2019, our plot looked like this…piling for the foundations was underway. A year ago, this … Continue reading

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Going from Miss to Mrs

Sunday Today was the day… Mike and I woke up feeling a whole lot better. Not wildly hungry still, but definitely on the mend. Also, today was the day, I found our Antenuptial Contract! Back in 1986, we were advised … Continue reading

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Six Months in the New House

Friday This was the day… We celebrated 6 months in the new house. I woke up at 3:30am. Mike was fast asleep. I got up and in the darkness walked into the lounge and admired the light. “I can’t believe … 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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Submarine but not a yellow one

Thursday Today was the day… We saw an SA navy submarine. I’ve often heard the locals say ‘did you see the submarine?’ but I never have, until today. There it was cruising across the bay. I’m not sure what it … Continue reading

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Swimming Further

Monday Today was the day… That was really enjoyable. Every day the sea has a different mood. Mike and I went down to the beach. Mike jogged. I swam while he was jogging. The wind was blowing and the waves … Continue reading

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Something Broke Our Composting Bin

Wednesday Today was the day… We got to swim in the sea nice and early. It was lovely down on the beach. Mike and I went down together, had a dip and then went and did a bit of shopping. … Continue reading

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Three Months

Saturday Today was the day.. We celebrated 3 months in our new home. The day dawned still and fresh. We slept in and then walked to the village for some supplies. After breakfast, we spent the morning at home. I … Continue reading

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They Just Keep on Coming

Thursday Today was the day… The wind dropped and it was a glorious day. It was a day for cleaning windows. We did ours. Courage did the rest… This was my tea break view – Mike working on his tan… … Continue reading

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