Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cape Town - Part 5

Another visit to Cape Town gave us an opportunity to visit Charly's Bakery for the very first time. We'd seen a few episodes of the family-run business on television and I was keen to see and taste for myself. Our two eldest daughters were having their ballet lessons, so it was just Hubby, Amanda and me.

We found that we had to fend for ourselves once inside. It was one of those places where you have to learn your way around on your own while customers are pressing against each other. You also have to find your own table outside, if there is one available, and you can't order from the table.

The prices were high, so Hubby and I decided to share a slice of lemon meringue pie and Amanda was allowed one item of choice only. Our lemon meringue was superbly delicious, but Amanda didn't finish her small square chocolate cake. I tasted it to see why she didn't like it. It was a bitter semi-dry chocolate cake with a layer of marzipan under the chocolate ganache topping. Amanda actually eats dark chocolate and likes it, but this cake was not very kid friendly.

Click on the images to view them larger. It's totally worth it.

Amanda tasting her chocolate square

Our shared slice of lemon meringue

Small cup-cake mosaic on the
outside wall of the bakery

Small heart mosaic on the
outside wall of the bakery

Painting of Nelson Mandela
on a building opposite
the bakery

Center of Cape Town

Related posts:

Fast Food

Ballet and Garden

High Tea at Mount Nelson

Company's Garden

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cape Town - Part 4

After high tea at the Mount Nelson, the three of us (Hubby, Amanda and I) walked down to the Company's Garden. Click on the images to view them larger.

Related posts:

Fast Food

Ballet and Garden

Mount Nelson Hotel

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cape Town - Part 3

Here's another fun thing we did with Amanda on a morning that her sisters were at ballet. It's something I had been wanting to do for a very long time. We went for high tea at the Mount Nelson. It was a fabulous experience. The hotel was as grand as its name, but I didn't take any photos inside, except for the galaxy themed passage that was near our outside table. The gardens had beautiful flowers, interesting statues, a large fountain and even larger trees. Click on the images to view them larger.

Entrance to the Mount Nelson Hotel
with the Cape Ballet Centre
in the church next door

Amanda took this picture
with my camera. I only
had to straighten it.

Amanda in the galaxy themed passage.

Amanda's many faces.

She ordered coffee. Unfortunately,
it was too bitter for her.

Hubby took this photo of us.

Amanda took this photo of us.

Another photo by Hubby.
Our high tea treats.

Related posts:

Fast food in Cape Town

The Cape Ballet Centre
The Company Gardens

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cape Town - Part 2

We started going a couple of times a month to Cape Town when our girls began taking ballet lessons last year in October. We had to come up with ways to keep Amanda busy while her sisters were at their lessons.

Last week I shared with you our visit to Burger King and Amanda at the Kids Zone. This week I'm sharing photos of Amanda feeding the birds and squirrels at the Company Gardens. I bought hamster food for this purpose.

(Amanda is not taking ballet, although I would certainly consider it in the future. She is taking fun gym, an introductory course in rhythmic gymnastics, and tennis this year.)

My mother-in-law met us in the Company Gardens. She took Samantha out for lunch and shopping after her lessons. It was her birthday in October 2013. These photos are all from my archives. Click on the images to view them larger.

Table Mountain and the Cape Ballet Centre

The Cape Ballet Centre

Table Mountain

Amanda and Nana

Amanda and Jessica asleep on the way home

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