Arnold & Ruby

We had such a productive day. Mzudomo arrived bright and early and while he was busy in the garden with great assistance from the Pomeranians, we set off to Hout Bay to hit the shops. I’m just so fed up with takeaways so we vowed to be more organized and do a weekly shop.

Before we did our shop we popped into The Riverway Cafe for a cappuccino and some breakfast.  

It was a stunning sunny winter day so we sat outside. 

I ordered the Old Arnold, this is Eggs Benedict and I chose to have mine with crispy bacon.

The Hollandaise was not too lemony, it was very light. The muffin was nicely crispy and the bacon was cooked perfectly. My egg was beautifully soft. I really enjoyed it. It was R65.

We shopped at Pic and Pay and as usual had no menu plan, I just selected what looked nice. 

We brought home all of the shopping and packed it away, then we headed over to Main Road to try and find a unit for our bedroom. We need it to put the Telly on and Norm needs some storage space for his office gubbins. 

We were so lucky that the very first place we stopped was Ruby’s Cottage in Bergvleit. They have a warehouse of un-refinished pieces and a showroom of beautiful pieces that have been beautifully restored. We wanted a piece we could refurbish and found the perfect thing.


We will sand it back to the raw wood and then stain it, we will try to get it a similar colour to our bed. We will get new hardware and it will be unrecognizable. 

And now I will get my dressing table back as the TV is taking up that space. 

Tonight we just decided to relax at home. For dinner I made a rather yummy pot of chili con carne. To go with it I made crispy potato wedges. We topped it with cheese and sour cream.

Tomorrow is National Woman’s Day so I’m going to lunch with Retha. It’s a long weekend in SA and I will enjoy every moment of it! 

Last Sunday we attended the Harry Peacock and Friends Jazz Event at Spiro’s.


We had a lovely day, and it was spent with lovely people.


We ordered lunch while we enjoyed the music. I had Spiro’s Platter for One, on at R135.00 which contained 2 garlicky Tiger prawns, 6 mussels in a creamy lemony sauce,  fried calamari, served with fat homemade chips.

Norman had a beef burger. It came with a gorgeous mushroom sauce and fat chips. 

Our friend Mel had the calamari salad.

Cyril had the peri-peri chicken livers.

We had a nice relaxing day and on our way home we drove along the beachfront.

The seaweed was a bit out of control, but it is still so stunning and I feel so blessed to live here.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are! 

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