My fav season

I love all things summer. The heat, the bright days, the vibe in the air. It’s like everybody gets infected with some summer fever and people appear happier. I love the bright colours whether clothes or just the general outdoors. I love how the sun sets late so you can stay out a little longer and blame it on not realizing how late it got.

This summer my friends and I want to start a ‘MacLarens’ tradition. An adapted version of the MacLarens pub from “How I met your mother’. We are going to be trying new things this summer, – going for picnics, getting together for drinks at new places (see my fav cocktails), going to the dams or wildlife orphanages. I’m also going to try to rope them into going camping and hiking and having game night at least once a week.

I’m definitely looking forward to summer 🙂

My fav cocktails

Ron White once said ‘I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.’

The term cocktail is actually believed to have originated way back when. Apparently a cock’s tail was used to indicate that a drink had alcohol in it. Other sources say a cock’s tail was used to stir the drink. Either way, there is something enthralling about cocktails. Maybe its the bright colours they come in or the pretty umbrellas or the fancy glasses used. Or maybe its because I tend to judge things by appearance so if it looks good then it must taste great.

There is a place on Long Street in Cape Town, actually there are 2 places in Long Street that I used to frequent quite often. I think perhaps because of how easy it was to get there and also because I just liked Long Street! Anyhow, I digress. These places were a source of many a great night – good music, good company and MOJITOS, strawberry daiquiris, cosmos, bahama mamas, mai tais, martinis, caipirinhas and many more cocktails whose interesting names cannot be said by a nice girl like me 🙂

Man, I miss Alan’s mojitos.