It seemed silly to travel all the way home, and back, again so I went in search of breakfast, and somewhere to work for the day.
It was a crisp winters day in the Company's Garden, where I had brunch with this cheeky fella.
(And yes, that is a giant weaver bird nest in the background. I didn't go in, it was still damp from the morning dew and distinctly pongy.)
Then I headed to Sea Point, a part of town I very seldom visit - even less so since we moved to the other side of the peninsula - and spent the afternoon there. Visiting deli's much lauded on Instagram by the Cape Town hipster community (only to find them full of Jewish pensioners having lunch) ...
... and drooling in decor shops I'd only read about in magazines.
Eventually settling in a bakery with wi-fi and big glass front windows, where I spent a productive few hours working and watching a different part of my world go by.
An impromptu business trip to the other side of town - quite a welcome change for a work-from-homer such as myself.