Name that bird!

Yesterday we went for a spur of the moment drive up Jonkershoek and stopped at Stark-Conde Wines for some lunch. While walking around their beautiful grounds I got some pictures of birds – can you help me name them?!!


No prizes for getting the right answer!
See more pictures here.

Views of Stellenbosch

A few weeks ago we went for a walk around Stellenbosch, pretending to be typical tourists and taking pictures of everything as if seeing it for the first time. Here’s some pictures (finally!) to show off what Stellenbosch has to offer – though I’m sure there’s lots we missed as we’re not really tourists of course!
Here’s some pictures of the town and the buildings you see as you walk around.


Some pictures of the artworks everywhere in the town – there’s a lot more than I posted here but frankly some of it is just damn ugly!

In the Botanical Garden I went a little bit apesh*t and took LOTS and LOTS of pictures to here’s a big gallery of pics!

Hope you enjoy the pictures and come and visit Stellenbosch if you haven’t been before!

A visit to Mont Marie

Last Friday we decided to have a late breakfast on the spur of the moment. Brian had just finished gym and it was still early enough to have breakfast rather than lunch, so we headed up to Mont Marie, a lovely spot for breakfast. We’ve been to Mont Marie before for dinner a few years back and after looking at their dinner menu, we decided we definitely need to go back for dinner at some point. This time we were there for breakfast though, and it was very nice, and of course the lovely setting made it even better. They have a lovely view on the mountains and have some chairs and loungers by the dam which looked very enticing!

Sadly I didn’t realise I had the camera with me until after we’d finished our breakfast, so I can only leave you with some pictures of the venue and surrounds! We’ll go back at some point for dinner and then I can provide a proper review of the food.

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Me at Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie outside seating

Mont Marie

Mont Marie – views from the table

Mont Marie

Mont Marie – views from the table

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Brian at Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie – children’s play area

Mont Marie - Children's play area

Mont Marie – children’s play area

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Mont Marie

Sunset over Stellenbosch

We now find ourselves in sunny South Africa; in Stellenbosch to be more exact. Here’s a few pictures of a glorious sunset we had last night…I will be posting more pictures and updates in the days to come.

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I’ve also started a new blog: Elsa Reviews in order to post my reviews of restaurants and bars we visit in the coming months. I thought it would be more suitable to keep my reviews in a more ‘formal’ space with my personal posts still going under Biltong and Burger.

In preparation for our travels to America and to keep friends and family updated, Brian has also started a blog that can be found here: Fishop and Burger – head over there and see what we’ve been up to!

More Pictures!

So I’ve been a bit quiet recently as I’m just not getting round to getting the picture from my phone onto my laptop and posting something….much easier to get pictures from my camera onto the computer so here we go – some more experimental pictures!

Super Macro

Macro

Hellebore

Hellebore

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Clematis Closeup

Clematis Closeup

Clematis Closeup

Clematis Closeup

Hellebore

Hellebore

Artichoke

Last Year’s Artichoke

Springtime!

Springtime!

Baby Snail

Baby Snail

Tree

Tree

Country Walk

Country Walk

Colours

Colours