Tag Archives: Winter in Cape Town

Brain Gym

Sunday Today was the day… The cold front rolled in. I woke in the night and peered out the door. It was still and the stars shone brightly in the sky. For a short while, I thought a morning swim … Continue reading

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The End of the Week

Friday Today was the day… Rain came and helped our 4 new tanks to about 1/5 of capacity. As I sit at my desk, I see there is more coming. The tide is high and I can see the waves … Continue reading

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Did You Check For Purple Nickers

Saturday Today was the day… We went to the beach and had a swim. The water was about 13. While I was swimming, the guests who were checking out today also came down and we had a really good chat … Continue reading

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Goodbye Little Atos

Monday Today was the day… That Julian started a long and slowish trip home to Johannesburg in my Little Atos. The Atos was won by Wayne Turner’s wife in a competition in 2009. We bought it from them for R80000.  … Continue reading

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The Garden of Remembrance

Sunday Today was the day…. I managed to get a lovely walk in, even though I got slightly damp on my return. And my implant crown popped off. The day dawned overcast with the threat of rain, which in due … Continue reading

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Cape Town Got Washed

Tuesday Today was the day… Cape Town got washed. There was significant rain overnight. Some people have reported 100mm since the cold front hit.  The tanks are overflowing. It rained on and off today but is expected to be less … Continue reading

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Changing Things Round

Thursday Today was the day… We changed things around. Mike stayed home. I headed for the beach, but not for a swim. Mike was going to have a busy day doing stuff, so he rested and I went for a … Continue reading

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38mm Rain Overnight

Sunday Today was the day… after it rained heavily overnight. Last night, we went to finally see the Downton Abbey move – A New Era. Definitely worth it – I really enjoyed it. We’ve been talking about going to see … Continue reading

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Mike Ran 10km

Saturday Today was the day… We woke to storm clouds gathering. There was this thick layer of low cloud coming from the direction of Muizenberg. High above it was dark grey ominous clouds, threatening rain. It looked very dramatic silhouetted … Continue reading

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The Rain Came

Tuesday Today was the day… It rained. Rain was forecast, so we planned on not swimming which was a good move, but the cold front took a bit more time to roll on in. Flowx showed it this way… And … Continue reading

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We Bought a Couch

Thursday Today was the day… We bought a couch for the bachelor (aka basement). Mike was going to  make one but when we saw this, we thought it would work perfectly… The second hand shop also had a really nice … Continue reading

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Slowing me Down

Sunday Today was the day… We swam and we walked. I was the only person in the sea, which does suggest it wasn’t much of a swimming day. After we got home, we had a nice long video chat with … Continue reading

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Rain is Coming

Friday Today was the day… I swam knowing that tomorrow I most likely won’t. Rain is coming. This is tomorrow’s forecast. At least the wind is not too strong. I swam out to Skellies and because the tide was not … Continue reading

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Another Massive Cape Storm

Monday Today was the day… Another massive storm rolled over Cape Town, bringing an absolute downpour of rain and I’m sure it caused widespread flooding. I opened the back door and there was Chino, Sue’s dog, dripping wet, freezing cold … Continue reading

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Waterproofing

Monday Today was the day… Mike did some waterproofing. It’s a public holiday in South Africa, so Courage didn’t come and Mike got stuck into putting some stuff on the roof so the rain stops dripping into the piano room. … Continue reading

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