Very cute alpaca at the Country Comes to Town exhibition which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Lovely to see that space transformed into a country market, although I did wonder where the animals slept at night. Hopefully not in the parking lot.
On Thursday I was clearing in at the military (don’t ask) and so I had some free time to drink cappuccino at my local coffee shop. Couldn’t help overhearing some life coaching going on at the next table. This woman was a ringer for the life coaching guru Martha Beck and the guy being coached appeared to be considering whether he wanted to study at Oxford or Cambridge. I really tried not to listen so didn’t hear the end of that.
Love the way they’ve decorated Library Square (near my local library) with two bronze women sculpted by Jean Doyle. They’re both so full of life (the other is throwing her head back in apparent delight.
Sweetcorn muffins which I made a while back. Naturally, it’s much harder to summon up the energy to bake in the current situation but I think I might just make these again tomorrow. I would also recommend seeing “Julie and Julia” which is a parallel narrative about the American cookery writer Julia Childs who wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking in the 50s (I think) and a modern-day blogger, Julie Powell, who sets out to cook 524 of Julia’s recipes in a year. Meryl Streep plays Julia and Amy Adams plays Julie. Excellent script by Nora Ephron, great performances by the main actors. As for the cooking, apparently butter is the key ingredient. Julia Childs lived to 92 so perhaps the cholesterol properties of butter aren’t all bad.
I’ve started a herb garden with these three baby basil plants. One is now flourishing while the other two are in varying stages of apparent sickness but still hanging in there. Perhaps they just need some compost and some encouraging words.