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Lions Head revisited

This one is from November 2008. It features my 64 year old mother, with her artifical hip (thankfully not in shot) and artificial knee (in shot) approaching the top of the Lions Head.
Despite my Mum’s fitness, this was a bit more of a test than she had anticipated – I think a lot of people think that because of its proximity to the city, and its bigger brothers (sisters?) next door, it must be an easy climb. Not so.
Mum made it up of course, although we had some entertainment and giggles with the chains that day. There’s a video somewhere of her sitting on my head as we tried to get her up them. It didn’t work, but it made for some great memories.

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Hi all,

Heads up. This is important.

I’ve lost count of how many consecutive days of blog posts that I’ve done on here, but the smart money is on it being each day since January 2012. That’s somewhere around 1375 days, and that’s not a bad effort. Some of you will have read nearly all of them. That’s possibly rather too much commitment, but thanks for your efforts. Your loyalty is appreciated.

For personal reasons, it seems likely that this long-running streak may come to an end in the next short while. If it does, then I’m not sure when it will happen or how long any hiatus may last, but I’ll surely be back at some point.

Probably your best bet is to “like” the blog on Facebook here and you’ll see any new posts pop up as and when they occur. Or you can keep clicking on, of course. I’m just trying to save you a bit of effort.


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Yellow boats

…with flashes of orange.


But such different paces of life.

Summer in Struisbaai allows such diversity of lifestyle (as long as it’s somehow boat-related).

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2015/16

“IT’S SUMMER TIME!” he screamed, prematurely.

And so yes, these ARE the droids dates you are looking for:

large_Logo Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts


22 Nov: Freshlyground
29 Nov: Zonke Dikana
6 Dec: Arno Carstens Music
13 Dec: Mango Groove
17, 18, 19, 20 Dec: Carols at Kirstenbosch
27 Dec: Jimmy Nevis
31 Dec: New Year’s Eve concert: Jeremy Loops / Grassy Spark


3 Jan: The Parlotones
10 Jan: Prime Circle
17 Jan: Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke
24 Jan: Mi Casa
31 Jan: The Soil
7 Feb: Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
14 Feb: Matthew Mole / Rubber Duc Music
28 Feb: The CapeTown Philharmonic Orchestra
6 March: Shortstraw / The Plastics
13 March: Al Bairre / Bye Beneco
20 March: Zebra & Giraffe/ Monark
27 March: Beatenberg / John Wizards
3 Apr: The December Streets / The Vanilla



Ticket prices vary, but are mostly are mostly R80 or R110 for kids (6-21 years old, with ID) and R110 or R150 for adults.
Exceptions are the New Years Eve special (R330pp) and The Parlotones, who have to charge a bit more than everyone else because they have their massive egos to service (R140-R175).

As ever, book soon or miss out.

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