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Economising in the Inner City

In an attempt to evolve from overgrown man-child to respectable adult ahead of my 30th birthday, I recently said goodbye to my converted garage abode and have resettled in a dwelling originally intended for human habitation. While it’s not hard to get used to things like furniture and indoor temperatures below 40 degrees, the increased … Continue reading »

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Market Value

Over the past year, Cape Town has gone completely ape shit for markets. Since the Old Biscuit Mill established itself as the place to be on a Saturday morning, a litany of other quirky little establishments have cropped up all over the place, meaning Capetonians can now get their market fix almost any day of … Continue reading »

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The Breakfast Club

  Cape Town is a fascinating place. Often (fairly) derided by folks from up north as a den of inefficiency, its ability to function in spite of its seemingly indifferent population is astounding. Its 2pm ‘rush hour’ traffic is legendary, and somehow a vast segment of the city’s inhabitants seem to be able to function … Continue reading »

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Dining With The Duchess – A Family Affair

There are few things in this world that elicit such unadulterated gastronomic joy as a home cooked meal. The kind of dish that pays no heed to calorie count, and incorporates heart-attack friendly components like gravy, pastry and cheese with reckless abandon. As someone lacking in any kind of culinary repertoire (steak and packet sauce … Continue reading »

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Viva La France!

I’m a complete sucker for any kind of themed event – I find the predictability proffered by a defined set of parameters strangely comforting, as it caters nicely to my control freak tendencies. So whether it’s an ‘80’s roller disco evening or a Halloween party, you can expect me to be in attendance – fully … Continue reading »

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