Ever looked at an add and wondered where on earth they find all those stunning men and women?? Well I’ve found the breeding factory for those people. I already mentioned how beautiful they are yesterday but today was a revelation! Go to a high density area, sit back and watch the passing cat walk parade! it’s fascinating…
Last night one of the girls in my room, Ida, and I went to an African bar (Mama Africa) for music, food, and a pretty mean mojito. It was fantastic! The food was yum, the music so good I bought their CD – the saxaphone player was very clever and they even let me play the bogo’s for one of their sets – quickly regretted by the I think but I had fun Worked on my theory of if you do know it, fake it.
This morning I went to the Old Biscuit Mill for the neighbourhood market – wow! Best decision I’ve made since deciding to come to SA. I nearly applied for a residential visa on the spot. Unbelievable food – I was on my way to crepe stall when I got pulled up by the belgian waffle stand, I had the most delicious waffle, with choc sauce and banana….. sooooo yummy. The craft/furniture/clothes were all brilliant and if I could have figured out how to transport large items of furniture my storage shed would be a little fuller.
This afternoon a friend of Kim’s, Emily and her mate Lou, invited me to go for a walk around Table Mountain on the Devils Peak track. Really lovely girls, enviro’s so we got on great and they could tell me all the plants, geology and some fauna of Table Mountain – brilliant guides! It was a perfect sunny day and felt great to stretch the legs. It also confirmed that I the heavy duty pants I brought for the mountain are perfect – these SA plants are scratchy! except for the blister bush, whose leaves I have committed to memory to prevent any future unpleasantness.. Emily got a nice hit of adrenalin when she came upon a snake, I’ve ID’ it as a gopher snake – harmless but very pretty.
So now I sit exhausted and happy in my room organising some plans to head out tonight. Tomorrow I have my first ever surfing lesson – in water that is not fit for anyone without whale sized amounts of blubber insulation. Eek!