Thursday, June 10, 2010

World Cup Soccer 2010
Well, its here: 20 hours to "kick off ", the biggest event to be hosted on the African Continent, the Fifa World Cup Soccer 2010 and the fever is picking up.

Cape Town is eerily quite, so its true about the sleepy more like the quite before the storm. Well, people are working and we quickly popped in to town and the V&A Waterfront, lovely sunny windless beauty of a day; absolutely "chilling", not much traffic, no queues, just smiley, happy people. First World facilities are suddenly all in place and everyone and everything is ready willing and able and waiting for the major onslaught.

I must admit our time was very limited but the few snapshots I managed really wanted me to stay and party, you could feel the vibe... and this post is for Anne, who so dearly wanted to be here but all you do is blow your vuvuzela to kiss the African sky and you are here... enjoy...

Unpacking a sculpture.

I had to add this, my dog -child, Clyde, decided to shred my other dog-child, Bonnie's, soccer ball to pieces, just to make a point that tennis-balls rule, regardless....


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nature, the best artist at work:

This poor blog is suffering serious neglect syndrome, the owner has become so preoccupied with photography work where the images tell a story and story-writing has been placed at the very back, the end of the line...☺
Two years ago, yep also missed the blog's birthday; I started with the image of the estuary's sunset and here is a detail of the mountains, that line the backdrop of the Zandvlei estuary, being enhanced by the mist and fiery sunset working the little clouds...☺
And to top it all, I would like to thank everyone, my family and friends who sent all the wonderful birthday messages and wishes in all kinds of formats, from voice to printed matter on my special day yesterday...☺The party is still rolling on, until the birthday-girl realizes the head and heart are younger than her body...
So with the onslaught of winter, the wet, cold season in the Cape we will be more indoors and share more in stories to come, so dont give up, on this poor blog as we start to enhance and unfold things one by one und only...☺...

Monday, April 19, 2010

This photograph, of a King Protea at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anja aka anni.b’s.

Anja says: “What made this so different was the soft light exposing the gentle pink and the many textures of this hardy plant.”

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Image © Anja aka anni.b’s 2010
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Today, my image was chosen as a flickr of the day on this informative Cape Tourism blog.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter
Frohe Ostern
to my family and friends
Mutti, always made sure that the festive side of this tradition was followed when we where young and searched for those special eggs and bunnies , not to mention the strange paintwork that we tried to do...
Ingrid, a little nostalgia, Omi's crocheted egg warmers always bring a smile and lots of memories...
Hope you all enjoy this time with your family and friends where ever they may be.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sir Cliff Richard:

News24 user Anja Friese Cloete sent us this photo of Cliff Richard on his way to have lunch at Kalk Bay harbour and signing autographs for some of his local fans.
Sometimes between all the bad news one must just add a surprise candid shot. This was a luck and so down to earth, totally unexpected and it made their day, the fisher community at Kalk Bay Harbour with Sir Cliff Richard signing autographs on waterproof aprons to old newspaper that actually gets used for wrapping the sold fresh fish....I also send this through to the local newspaper...☺☻☺ I wish I could fill all those pages with good news!! Enjoy!☺☻☺


Originally uploaded by anni.b's

Pic of the day today on this wonderful blog. Up to date for any travelling and tourism needs, very informative and supportive towards and about the local community of Cape Town.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gone Fishing

Change of scenery can work wonders even if it is only for a weekend. Time out can be like 30 days in your head even if it was only for a few hours; well it sure feels like that.
Affordable, value for money and pet- friendly places are starting to become quite an interesting exercise. Luckily we found such a place and like in most cases were not too sure what to expect as the internet was our guide and that does not always match up to reality, you know what I mean.

Charming little beach cottage in Vermont which is a little seaside village outside Hermanus, about one and half hours drive from Cape Town along the coast. Nestled near the beach and a lake with gentle giants, as in mountains filled with fynbos as your backdrop scenery.
A simple ,comfortable and quite spacious wooden cottage erected on a kite shaped plot, hence the name. Have a look at and of course I could not resist “shooting” the attention to the detail placed so welcoming in this home from home. Most importantly what has been discovered is all “real”, no make believe…Enjoy.

Cute little painting for the kite cottage.

Sleepy dog guarding the entrance.

Love these cupboards.

More detail of the cupboard

The utilization of space in the door...

Detail of an 'Art Deco' Handle belonging to a stove.

Interesting bathroom mirror with little painted, wooden offcuts.

Swimming with dolphins?

Shelly Curtain tie-back

The outdoors, plants that belong here naturally.

Not to mention the most beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

Perfect end of the day, magic to take into your dreams...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Wishing all family and friends a prosperous new year, all the very best for 2010.
Let it be filled with lots of happiness, love and peace. Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.
2009 was really the most challenging and sadest year for me so far, I hope it can only get better from here onwards.