Mom and Dad’s Weekend Visit (Part 1)

As my mom said: “Everyone in the world knows that we’re arriving in Cape Town, thanks to your social media!”

It’s true… I wasn’t “mum” about my excitement. (I’m sorry for the pun. I had to.)

From the minute they landed to the minute I dropped them off we have had an adventure. Admittedly, I think we all need a weekend from the weekend. It’s got to be one of the best weekends I’ve had in a while. The great thing about visitors is that it renews your inner tourist and awakens places you ordinarily don’t visit all that often; even though it’s right on your doorstep. I loved that I got to see the places that are so familiar to me, through fresh eyes.

On Thursday morning, 1 May 2014, I collected them from the airport. We headed straight to the V&A Waterfront for a breakfast at Melissa’s – I received gift vouchers, which really was the gift that kept on giving.

Mom’s breakfast: Eggs Benedict soft poached free range eggs & oven-roasted bacon with a rich Hollandaise sauce & roasted tomatoes – it comes on toasted ciabatta but my mom and I are on the LCHF
Dad’s breakfast: The warm brie, bacon and pan fried banana in a butter croissant (he added 2 poached eggs on the side)

My breakfast of poached egg, bacon and warm brie.

After breakfast, we took a drive along the coast all the way to Hout Bay… I’ve only ever heard of the seal man who holds fish in his mouth and feeds the seals. It was amazing to witness how gentle the seal was in taking the fish from his mouth.


After a leisurely drive back, we took my dad to Hudsons The Burger Joint – it’s my favourite burger place (The Bacon Jam <guido style – without the roll> is my fave with a side order of sweet potato fries and cab driver sauce) and as my dad is the biggest burger lover I wanted him to experience this. I didn’t get too many photos of the food because we literally gobbled it up.

The evening sunset from my apartment

That evening we headed to Socrates’ family home – it was a big moment: The parents were meeting each other for the first time. It was such an incredible night filled with love, laughter and family warmth. I loved it.

Friday, 02 May 2014:

We headed out to Woodstock. The 2Oceansvibe radio station is situated in the Woodstock Exchange and I wanted them to see where I broadcast from, since they had already seen my office/studio at home.

The Woodstock Exchange is also an incredible centre with amazing creative shops, studios and workshops in them. It’s creatively inspiring.

One of the stores makes one of a kind shoes. My mom loved choosing the fabrics and designs.

It’s not an English Bulldog, but it’s still awesome 😛

Woodstock has such beautiful graffiti on the various buildings and houses. I took the opportunity to snap some shots while I had them with me.

 I just had to… Socrates at Hercules street.

After that experience we took a drive up to Table Mountain, but the mist was really rolling in and we decided to try another day when it was clearer. Off to Camps Bay Beach it was.

We walked along the beach and my dad tested the water… His face is priceless as he feels how icy it is.

Selfies with the GoPro

The mist really rolled in after just 20 minutes…

We headed to Cafe Caprice for lunch…

After lunch we decided to see the penguins at Boulders. They are so cute and I just wanted to take one home and put him in the bath. I also have this strong urge to watch Happy Feet again.

After viewing the penguins, we rushed back home to experience a Sea Point promenade sunset, which was particularly gorgeous. It certainly was showing off (just for my parents.)

And it just got better and better… (I feel I have to add that none of my photos have been edited.)

That evening we headed to Kloof Street House for a delicious dinner – the baked camembert cheese with home made cranberry is to die for.

Part 2 is coming tomorrow…

*All photos are my own and copyrighted.*

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