Sunday, October 12, 2008

29 August 2008

29 August 2008
UCT and Hermanus

Jesse at the University of Cape Town

Though it was pouring with rain earlier this morning, we drove out to UCT [University of Cape Town] to meet up with Dave Horwitz [a high school friend of mine]. He and Jesse had a latte, after we met David at Jameson Hall (a focal point of campus) and Dave showed us his office, where we met his new-ish officemate, Lovemore. Dave then walked us through campus and we saw a discarded, beat up umbrella in a garbage bin--just as Dave was telling us how the new students ruin many umbrellas each year walking through a 'wind tunnel' of a walkway in a Cape storm.

Me and David in front of Jameson Hall. Jesse took the photo

J and I then ventured over to the V&A waterfront for fish and chips (only the latter for me; Jesse had snoek [a type of strongly-flavored fish] and really liked it, though it was very bony). Oh, I also got a buttered roll for R3.50 [something like $0.45--quite the deal!].

Jesse in front of the fish-and-chips place at the V&A

Then, Diana [my cousin] drove us through to Hermanus, where we visited with Ouma [my grandmother] and had a lovely "vegetable gratin bake" made by Anne [my aunt, and mother of Diana] and a salad made by Diana. There was ginger cake with custard for dessert and Anne told me the *first* part of making ginger preserves: 

Peel and chop ginger
Cover in boiling water
Let cool
Repeat (from boiling water step) 3x/day for 3 weeks...

Needless to say, neither I nor Anne will not be making that any time soon. Then, we all tried our hand at a Sudoku puzzle, but weren't very successful (Anne finally got it after getting a few hours' head start on it).

Jesse and I are quite cold almost always, which is really too bad. It sounds like we were a bit unlucky with the weather, as it had been summer-like earlier in the week.

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

David's name is very familiar but not his face. Hmmm.