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Helen Moffett

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Sparkles and bubbles, Friday 3.30 @ Mouille Point

Mouille Point lighthouseIn honour of the visit of Kathryn White to the Mother City, bookish folk will be meeting at Caffe Neo (opposite the Mouille Point lighthouse in Beach Road) this Friday afternoon (that’s tomorrow).

Lauren (she of international Moxy fame) and I will be there at 3.30, Miz Kitty will join us shortly thereafter, and others who blog here are invited, nay, encouraged to join us. We will be drinking the rest of Moxy’s UK launch champagne — thanks Lauren! — and watching the light sparkle on the sea (if the weather forecasters are telling the truth). Join us as soon as you can throw off your shackles of employment — Caffe Neo is open until 7pm.

Caffe Neo gets mixed reactions. Here’s a blog by someone who raved about it. Here’s one by someone who hated it. I can vouch for the charming service, but yes, the waitrons are rather inclined to spill coffee. And a slug once made its way out of my salad as I watched in fascinated horror (in theory, I was pleased to see proof of the organic credentials of the lettuce). I was given a fresh one (salad, not slug), I hasten to add, but they did charge me for it. But the location is utterly unbeatable, esp for sunset-watching and the ambience is perfect for a laid-back Friday afternoon. And those who over-indulge or grow rambunctious can walk things off on the promenade.

I don’t know about camomile, but mint tea is served at this establishment, and I’m sure they make cucumber sandwiches. There will be no Radium-style brawling, chicken-liver pelting or exchanging of underwear. We hope you’ll come anyway. (Especially you, Mr Ben-editor!)

Sven, Rustum, Alex: if any of you want a lift, my rusty chariot will be departing Mowbray at about ten past three.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    July 16th, 2009 @15:01 #
     
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    Well now. This is a chance I can't pass up!

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 16th, 2009 @15:14 #
     
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    I was about to say "Buggers! Now it's my turn to be jealous." But then I read that penultimate paragraph. Don't worry, Kate, there may be an after-party.

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  • <a href="http://sveneick.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sven</a>
    Sven
    July 16th, 2009 @15:14 #
     
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    Ensalata de caracol. Sounds irresistible, add a pinch of salt and you get extra bubbles.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 16th, 2009 @15:18 #
     
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    Pardon my Spanish, Sven, but did you just suggest turning Louis into a salad?

    I like the idea of a Hello Kitty after-party. I would throw one as a matter of course, except I have no kitchen (two weeks and four days of washing up in the bath, using laundrettes and eating Woolies sarmies, and the builders aren't even halfway through).

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 16th, 2009 @17:32 #
     
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    Woohoo! See u guys tomoro :)

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 16th, 2009 @20:12 #
     
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    I forgot to add: there's lots of free parking directly outside.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 17th, 2009 @14:08 #
     
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    Not so much a bump, as a reminder: looking forward to seeing you. The wearing of lacy bras is optional. (With the usual CT ebb and flow of attenders, I still have space in my car for anyone wanting a lift from Mowbray to Mouille Point.)

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 17th, 2009 @15:24 #
     
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    hi. Its Jono Kate's friend with a message from Kate from hospital: Shit. Shit. in hospital bed having tests. so sorry. wish i was drinking bubbles with you. Please will someone phone Helen to tell her that i wont be there. much love Kate.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 17th, 2009 @19:35 #
     
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    and i'm back again. hope i didn't miss too much and that u all had a wonderful time :( i got some type of bite and it went nasty nasty and i "popped in" to hospital and .... landed up in a ward for 7 hours but i am fine now and i didn't have to spend the night there so that's good. hope y'all had fun.xx

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 17th, 2009 @19:39 #
     
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    Oh Kate, we missed you! So glad you are okay. We were worried. Kind Fiona and AR both sms-ed to let us know you had landed in the clutches of the medical establishment. We had a glorious time as the sun went down, but it would have been even better with you there. We drank to your good health. Many, many times. More later. Must feed the neglected fluffies.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    July 17th, 2009 @23:37 #
     
  • <a href="http://rustumkozain.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Rustum Kozain</a>
    Rustum Kozain
    July 18th, 2009 @00:49 #
     
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    You all went to Mouille Point and all I see are three photographs. Come now people! Oh my word, is that Sven? Sveeeeen, when will I see you again..... Sven why do you not comment on BookSA anymore? Too busy digging a bunker somewhere?

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 18th, 2009 @07:26 #
     
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    Wow, what a great crowd and a lovely spot. Wish I had been there too.
    Gads, Kate, I hope you're mended.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 18th, 2009 @09:02 #
     
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    Lots more photos, Rustum, be patient. Just not sure how to put them up, so I think I'm gonna send them over to Ben-editor. Plus a full and frank report.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 18th, 2009 @10:06 #
     
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    Ah :(! am so sad. i suspect the drs held me ransom because they wanted to star in their own episode of House - Lupus? Really! She's actually got Lupus?! Real Lupus, not pretend. She cld die any second! nah, she couldn't - but she could u know - she's got Lupus! Woohoo!! Stay put young lady, somethng could go terribly horribly awfully wrong, we need to test you for evvvverything.

    PS _ i was bitten by something in the night, but alas it was not Edward.

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  • <a href="http://henriettaroseinnes.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Henrietta</a>
    Henrietta
    July 18th, 2009 @21:35 #
     
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    Sorry to have missed you, Kathryn - glad you're feeling better.
    Ben - most impressed by pic quality from that leetle phone of yours.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 19th, 2009 @17:28 #
     
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    Be-en, you are going to publish the photos I sent you, I hope? Or have you sent them to Heat magazine already? In which case, my fee is up for negotiation.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    July 19th, 2009 @18:39 #
     

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