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