Monday, October 1, 2012

Three Months in Cape Town: A Snapshot.

Here are just a few of the daily wonders encountered since returning to Cape Town...

Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

A brightly-coloured row of buildings in Woodstock

Kalk Bay photographed from Boyes Drive

Penguins on Boulders Beach, Simonstown

Boats, Simonstown

Whale season in Hermanus (husband and daughter on the promenade)

Breakfast at the Alphen Hotel (moi and daughter)

A partially obscured Table Mountain as seen from Kloof Nek Road

The extraordinary Drakenstein Stud

Drakenstein Stud - reminds me of a Goyard stripe

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Spring has sprung. Bella braves the chill.

Government Walk looking a lot like Rome from this angle

Some of our other children

The blinding white beauty of the Swellendam Church

Drakenstein Stud at sunset

A rather startling encounter in Riversdale - our pug, Persephone and Warthog

Cape Town has fab coffee - skull in your latte, anyone? @Truth

Cooking in the kitchen

Kitesurfing in Kommetjie (not me!)

Sunday lunches with friends

Normally, I would not be seen dead in my PJ's with zero make-up, however, this is a typical morning in our household (before tea). Notorious B.I.G on top of me and Persephone in my arms. Happiness is...

Photos by Philippa Berrington-Blew and Craig Strydom


  1. everything looks so lovely. we have a friend, a south african, arriving from london this afternoon. she's living there fulltime, having sold her house as you were buying yours.

    1. Amazing, Meg. Send her our love from Cape Town! Kiss for you and Connor...

  2. Love the photos!!! Can't wait to see more of the house!!! Love to all of you, including Persephone!!! xoxoxox

  3. that pool is incredible. Such inspiring surroundings. Love that both Lenin and a pug popped into a few shots

  4. the western cape is simply a marvel. i just spent this past weekend with friends in Prince Albert, where they were celebrating the town's 250th anniversary with together with their inaugural art festival - it's a must-see town! charming, quaint, full of friendly helpful people. you'd love the buildings and the antiques - there's a set of art deco crockery at the Fransie Pienaar museum that i really wanted to steal but settled on buying the last remaining Phillip Rikhotso sculpture at the festival. you simply must visit this town! i love your blog and i'd love to see the town through your impeccable eye. shout out to Notorious B.I.G :)

  5. Oh, Prince Albert is one of my favourite Karoo towns. I cannot wait to go back. Fantastic food too! Thanks for reading, Fumi! Phil xxxxxx

  6. I'm so lucky to have you home. xxx