Thursday, March 4, 2010


Greetings from the Mother City. It is the most amazing day again here. HOT but beautiful. These photographs were taken from Boyes Drive looking across False Bay on Sunday evening during the rising of the full moon. It was such a magnificent evening and the view was breathtaking. It was difficult to choose between the sunset over the Atlantic or the moon rise over the Indian Ocean. How wonderful to have choices like that!! As the sun was setting the moon started appearing and hung over the mountain like a huge orange balloon for a moment or two before gracefully continuing to rise into the pink, purple and orange sky.

Hanging like a huge orange balloon above the Hottentot's Holland Mountains
The colours of nature......
A close up but my tripod was not on steady ground....
Highway to Heaven
Looking towards Fish Hoek & Simonstown with the lights of St James &
Kalk Bay Harbour twinkling in the gathering darkness
Homeward bound after a long day spent in the sun and fresh sea air on the beach
(All photos taken with a Canon Powershot SX20IS)

Better for you than Champagne & Botox ;o)

To all those who have not yet booked for the Cape Town Food Bloggers Conference......nows your chance. Don't miss out on this wonderful experience. And I really mean that it is going to be a wonderful experience.
To all those who have BOOKED but have not yet received an email from me with the banking details please contact me urgently as I need payment in the bank so that I can pay Giggling Gourmet for the venue and food by the end of tomorrow before I leave for a 10 day trip to a wedding in the hinterland!! Thanx so much.

Don't forget to let me know if you didn't get banking details. If you did get it please cough up. If paying via EFT do instruct your bank to notify me via sms that the deposit has been made. If you do the deposit in the bank then email me a copy of the deposit slip. I need to know who has paid so I can tick it on the booking list as paid. There are no tickets issued so this is the only way you can get into the conference.

The details for the conference once again, in case you have not seen it.........or have forgotten!! :o)

Date: Sunday 21 March 2010
Time: 9.30 for 10am - 5pm. Registration will start at 9.30am sharp.
Venue: The Giggling Gourmet Cooks Playground - 32 Napier Street opposite the new Cape Quarter underground parking garage entrance. A buffet style lunch will be served by the Giggling Gourmet team
Keynote Speaker - Jeanne Horak-Druiff from the award winning blog Cooksister
Other speakers - the delightful and talented Nina Timm from My Easy Cooking
Jane-Anne Hobbs, otherwise known as Juno, professional book editor, sub-editor and writer of 20 years experience and author of the fabulous blog Scrumptious SA and
Sam Wilson Editor in Chief of Women24, Food24 and Parent24 over at .
Cost - R430.00 (including a goodie bag but excluding travel or accommodation expenses)

The agenda for the day is as follows:
09.30 - 10.00: Registration and Champagne/Orange Juice (Orangina whooohoooo!!)

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome & Introduction by that super celebrity chef Jenny Morris aka the Giggling Gourmet(you cannot miss this lady guys hehe)
10.15 - 11.15: WRITING - 'Finding your Blog Voice' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff and 'Effective Recipe Writing & Editorial Techniques' by Jane-Anne Hobbs

11.15 - 11.45: 'Getting to know your camera' by Nina Timm

11.45 - 12.00: Short Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.45: 'How to be a better Blogger' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff

12.45 - 13.30: Lunch Break (YUMYUM some delicious surprises here hmmmmmm)

13.30 - 14.15: 'Social Networking - Getting Connected' by Sam Wilson

14.15 - 15.00: 'Food Styling' by Nina Timm

15.00 - 15.15: Short Tea/Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.00: 'The Legalities & Ethics of Blogging' by Jeanne Horak-Druiff

16.00 - 16.30: 'Monetizing Your Blog - how to make money from blogging' by Nina Timm

16.30 - 17.00: Questions & Answers with all the speakers

And if that is not enough to attract you ..............
* Each delegate will receive a goodie bag stuffed with exciting foodie lovers goodies!!!

* We have some fantastic grand prizes and give-aways to hand out to a lot of lucky bloggers. I will put up some more logos and confirmations tomorrow for you all to see......... :o)

Have a great evening,


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