A little photo stop at Llandudno

OK, I promise I’ve just about finished blogging about our Cape Town racecation a few weeks ago. The city is just so beautiful, I cannot help myself! We did some driving around while we were there, and went to a few places I’d never been before. When we drove back into Cape Town from Hout Bay, we stopped for a photo stop at Llandudno beach.

This was the only place I regretted not having a wider angle lens on me. I only travelled to Cape Town with my 50mm lens attached to my DSLR… so landscape photography was a little limiting. I do always like a challenge though.

Seriously though, how gorgeous is this place?


I really liked this rocky outcrop jutting into the ocean.

We were all trying to preserve our legs that day, because the marathon was the following morning, so we really couldn’t explore properly. I would have loved to walk across to the rocks and take some photos there.


When we turned around from where we were standing this was the view behind us. Hmm, maybe I should have tried a panoramic image?

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This is the view looking towards Cape Town

I really have to stop there again, and spend more time exploring.

What a seriously gorgeous spot!

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A wonderful morning at Kamersvol market in Sandton

It’s been a jam-packed day today, and I’m exhausted, but before I sleep, I need to post some photos from our wonderful morning at the Kamersvol market in Sandton.

It’s the first time that Kamersvol has been held in Sandton, and it’s in a new event venue called “The Galleria” between Sandton and Woodmead.  Actually the market is now called KAMERS/Makers and is on tomorrow again from 9am to 5pm… so if you’re at a loss for plans, I suggest you go 😉

I love going to Kamers… I’ve been to two other markets they hold in Joburg every year, and it’s always worthwhile. I did find however, that this one was decidedly smaller than the other two… and I was disappointed that some of my favourite designers weren’t there this time. But there was also quite a few things I’d never seen before…

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Saltare had the best stand in the house! It was situated just as you came in the entrance… so perfect for getting a glass of champers to wander around the market 😉 I had a glass of the Brut Rose. It was so lovely, I should have bought a bottle to take home.


Our next stop was The Chocolatiers… and OMW they had such yummy chocolate. I bought the coffee dark chocolate and dark chocolate with cranberries and almonds.

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I thought this was pretty cool. They’re beaded bra straps that you can connect to your bras… so handy for strappy tops!

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Kamers is a great place to spend time with friends. There were 4 of us, and we met up with other friends just as we’d finished our lunch. It’s so awesome to leave the kids and husbands at home and wander around the market.


This was also very cool! They’re wall hanging plant holders. I’m just not sure where I’d put them in my house, but great idea.

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This is one of my regrets. City_Ness was the only art place in the market, and I loved their work. They’re depictions of spots around South African cities. I really wanted a few for the house. Oh well, I’ll have to buy them online. Check out their Instagram account for their designs.

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If you’re going to be going to Kamersvol market in Sandton tomorrow, I suggest you go early to get parking relatively close to the entrance. There are golf buggies to transport you… but still, parking is a bit of a nightmare in that area. We got there just after 10am this morning and it was perfect.

I’ll see you at the November Kamers market in Irene 😉 I love that one… there’s plenty parking and enough space and more stalls to browse and spend money at.

It’s the perfect place to buy Christmas presents… and to spoil yourself of course.

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Hout Bay and the Bay Harbour Market

The day before the big race, we went for a bit of a drive… and ended up in Hout Bay and visited the Bay Harbour Market.

I do love visiting the various harbours around Cape Town, and Hout Bay is just so beautiful!

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After wandering around the fishing boats, we walked past Snoekies (which sells the most amazing fish), across the road into the relatively new Bay Harbour Market.

The market is housed in an old fish factory, and is crammed with the most gorgeous clothing, jewellery, collectables and food. I must admit, that the first bit of it was uninspiring, and I’m glad we stuck it out and walked around the first corner. It’s an incredible market! I could have spent a fortune there.

If you like Kamersvol, you’d recognise this jewellery sign… oh I was tempted!

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I loved these dresses with maps on them!

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We loved it. We loved the vibe and goodies and the whole thing! It’s definitely a place to visit.

I’ve spotted on their website that they’re open on Friday evenings for an evening market. That would be so cool, to get awesome food and sit around chatting to friends in the market. Wish we could have stayed in Cape Town for longer.

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A walk or two along the Sea Point promenade

Oh how I miss Cape Town already! We’ve been back in Jo’burg for over a week, and I’m only getting to editing the photos I took on our little run-cation now. And it’s making me long to go back!

Even though we were running a marathon on the Sunday, I needed to do “stuff”. You know by now that I cannot sit still in one place for very long. There’s no point going away if you’re not actually going to “see” something.

So on the first evening, Hilary was game to come with me for a stroll along the Sea Point promenade. We stopped at the Vida e Caffe, got a cappuccino and went for a walk. It really is quite a spectacular place to stroll… or actually to run, but running was banned for that evening with tapering etc.

I say stroll, but the wind was actually howling, and it was pretty icy. So it wasn’t a gentle stroll 😉

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I just loved the stormy pink dusk sky.


I just love all the art works along the Sea Point promenade… from the concrete benches to the iron work along the way.


We stayed in an apartment (booked via AirBNB) close to the promenade and the Sea Point shops… so this was so close for us.

We decided to take a walk to stretch our weary limbs on the Monday before we headed to the airport to catch a flight back home… and decided to walk along the promenade again. This time, there wasn’t much wind and there was a white haze over the ocean.

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