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Wined & dined at SMAK

Recently Ray and I went to SMAK (you can read about it here) and we were delighted to be asked back for their monthly dinner (a 5-course, wine-paired meal with local winefarm Waterkloof) on Thursday evening. I know that I can sometimes (most times) be overly descriptive (rambling) when it comes to my writing but […]

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Smak Deli on Bree street

Yesterday Ray and I went through to Smak Deli on Bree street for lunch. Smak is one of the newer kids of the block, opened earlier this year by of two young chefs, Katia Scherf and Devin Hogan,¬†both of who were trained at the famed Test Kitchen and continued their culinary education overseas.¬†Immediately I was […]

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Crystal Pools hike

This weekend we finally got around to hiking to Crystal Pools just outside Gordon’s Bay. Long story short – it was amazing! We have wanted to go for ages but it is only open during the summer months (November to April) and there is a fifty person limit per day (you need a permit to […]

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Family birthdays

Last week (when I finally caught up on blogging the month of October – how is it November already?!) I mentioned that we spent Saturday with my family walking along Sea Point promenade before heading to the V&A Waterfront (Granger Bay) to have a delicious breakfast at our favourite farmer’s market in Cape Town – […]

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Adventures in Cape Town

Sorry and thank-you! Sorry for the delay in blogging (something weird happened to the blog and it took me a couple weeks to finally get around to having it fixed) and thank-you for patiently waiting (because I know how devastated you all are at having missed my riveting my blog posts – hahaha!) Anyway, somehow […]

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Something more important than food (but also food)

As per usual, I remember each week based on the food I ate – because I live to eat (and then gym – both because I have to but I also because I love to). But I will get to “the food” in a minute… This past week has been very disruptive at university because […]

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Tourists in our hometown

Friday. Pouring rain. Everything seeming to go wrong. BUT. Laughter with my second year medical students, chocolate & biltong, a much needed nap and walk along the Alphen trail, pizza and series for dinner, a warm home and happy heart. All is well.   Saturday. An excellent gym class with my mom and little sister […]

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September – Spring, Silvermine, Street missions and Sunsets

I haven’t blogged in over two weeks but it feels like more than two months (ugh). It’s not that I don’t want to share some of the beautiful pictures from the past couple weeks with you all but sometimes I just don’t feel like blogging – but I am more afraid of having to catch […]

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The adventures of Nao & Nici (a perfect Saturday)

I am still adjusting to my new weekly schedule – it mostly looks like gym and then going into Medical School three to four times a week to facilitate first and second year medics, with sleeping or walking the Alphen trail happening in between. At the moment I am loving the trail – whether it […]

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Life as per usual (food & friends)

This past week has felt like it dragged on forever and simultaneously passed by in a flash. There isn’t really anything new or exciting to report except maybe that we had pizza two nights in a row – completely unplanned by us.On Wednesday evening a good friend unexpectedly popped by with pizzas for dinner (and […]

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