Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Unusual: Fairview Wine Farm

One of the things I love about Cape Town is the number of great places to visit that are a quick day trip away. One such example is the cape … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · 13 Comments

Sunrise on False Bay, South Africa

One of the advantages of being severely jetlagged after a long flight is that I’m often up before the sun rises, and asleep not much later after the sun sets. … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 11 Comments

Exploring Sydney’s Bicentennial Park

On a beautiful winter’s day one Sunday, on the rare occasion that the Happy Gwailo wasn’t working on a weekend, we decided to go for a walk in Sydney’s Bicentennial … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

On safari in the Klaserie

I came across this mural in Newtown one day in March. Amazing though it is, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, it looked completely out of place. … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 11 Comments

Transient: Life in Klaserie

On safari in Klaserie, a private nature reserve adjacent to the Kruger, we are lucky enough to see a pack of African wild dogs. Once widespread, there are just 6,600 … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 7 Comments

High tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Some say that high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is among the best in the world, so when I found myself in that beautiful city, I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 16 Comments

Wishing for blue skies

Hello blue skies. How are you? I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet. It’s been two endless weeks of grey skies and constant rain. The … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 10 Comments

Exploring the roads of Bagan

It’s Valentine’s’ Day and I’m clinging on to my boyfriend. Not in a particularly amorous way, mind you – I was just trying to stay on my perch on the … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

Dining at Cecconi’s

The first time I went to Cecconi’s Flinders Lane in Melbourne was for breakfast. That early in the morning, there were just two other tables occupied, so I had unparalleled … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 14 Comments

Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two? Well first of all, the Happy … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 11 Comments

Ambience

Coming home after a long day of work to find dinner on the table, hugs from the Happy Gwailo and this for a view. Now that’s what I call ambience. This … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 15 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment
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