Company’s Gardens

Company’s Garden is settled right in the heart of the city, and is a huge park with a rose garden, amazing vegetable garden and lots more.  You can’t forget to buy a pack of peanuts to feed to the crazy amount of squirrels following you around. It doesn’t feel all magical and Disney like as Ireland having squirrels following you around, these squirrels seemed rough and like they would take your wallet to go buy their own peanuts.  The views of table mountain is amazing from the gardens.

The gardens were established in 1650’s by Dutch settlers and has South Africa’s first cultivated pear tree that has stood in the gardens since 1652.

Personally the park was a little bit too intense for me, the constant harassment from beggars and  people who just assume your a tourist, trying to scam you was a little bit too much for me, but poverty is a big thing here, I would probably just give the gardens a skip next time.

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^^ Fat squirrels sitting up on the tree.

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^^ This squirrel made a run or my ankles.

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^^ Another squirrel.

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^^ Autumn-y

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^^ Table mountain from the gardens.

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^^ Seagulls always sitting on some statues head.

an instant of life captured for eternity

Mondays are definitely for off days.  Thank you Jewish holidays for extra fun times! We’ve really been all over the show with doing things this weekend.  From a ginger beer date at a farm to museum Mondays.   Its been one fun weekend, but boy has it been unbelievably hot, like pass out in a pool and melt away kind of hot.  I’m hoping for rain so my plants will be happy.  A rain dance might be in order.

Pond

^^ We headed over to Maggies country farm and got treated to this view and some really bland ginger beer, it tasted like gingerbug, not the actual delicious beer.  The view made up for it.

Ducks

^^ Cute ducks splashing in the pond.  We also saw catfish jumping out the water, so strange, yet so cool.

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^^ Farm selfie.  Peace!

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^^ These little animals are al hand woven beads.  Amazing right?

Wind pump mill

^^ On our way back home we stopped at this little antic shop. It was closed, but the outside area was filled with strange and wonderful things.  A hoarders dream garden, I would say.

Postbox

^^ They must get a lot of mail.

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^^ Its plant time!

Wheelbarrow planter

^^ Wheelbarrow with lavender growing out of it! Take my money!
Black stallion

^^ Fire came by to say hello.  Hello, fire!

Origins Museum

^^ Museum Monday!

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^^ The museum was filled with information about ancient rock art.  I wouldn’t mind getting wallpaper like this.

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^^ Museum love.

To be or not to be

^^ To be or not to be.  That is the question.

How was your weekend?

Aerial Cableway Fun

Its always a big surprise to see a month coming to an end, when you don’t even know how it happened. Slow down year! I’m still trying to get to stuff!    We usually get our weekend fun on, but this aerial cableway has been on the cards for a while now.  Finally we put all our maybes aside and just did it.  It was extremely cloudy at our house, but the weather report said abundant sun for the cableway.  We put our trust in technology and off we went.  During the drive the clouds started disappearing the closer we got and bam. Abundant sun right in my face.

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^^ Paying for our tickets….If you look really closely you can spot my hat in the reflection.

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^^ It sure goes up, up, up.  I was kinda scared when we got out of the car.  I’m not that great with heights or putting my faith in a man made contraption.  You should see me on a plane!

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^^ Everything you would ever want to know!

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^^ It was reasonably empty when we paid for our tickets, but as soon as we got in the queue a whole bunch of school kids came from nowhere at all.  Must be hogwarts.

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^^ We ended up sharing a cart with three 14 year old boys, so you know I put on my big girl pants and did not show any fear the entire way.  Carl and I must have made those poor boys real awkward.  Its a special gift, spreading awkwardness all around us.

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^^ The top is filled with panoramic views and a kaleidoscope of colours.  Just look at that dam.  Don’t you just want to go dip your toe into it?  I do!

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^^ Its a really, really high edge.  EEEEEEEEEK

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^^ Super windy, with a slight chance of hat getting blown off! I don’t know what I’m doing with my legs, lets just blame it on the wind.

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^^ I carried my hat the rest of the way.

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^^ They have a lot of eating option at the top.  We laughed at the mexican pizza, they plop on chillies and call it mexican.  We didn’t end up eating anything, we went home and made fresh spring rolls. Way more refreshing and yum!

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^^ All those drinking folk getting their drink and view on.

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^^ The old cable carts.  I would not get into these.

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^^ This restaurant had amazing views and absolutely no one in it.  Not even staff so we got to soak up these views with no one around.

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^^ We got a cart all to ourselves on the way down.  My hat even got a seat.  Good hat.

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^^ I took a lot of photos over my shoulder on the way down.

This was so much fun!

Anything fun you still want to do before the year is over?