I don’t know about you, but this time of the year leaves me bone tired and weary. November is the month where I find myself rushing to get everything done because, let’s be honest now, December can be a bit of a write-off productivity wise – silly season, anyone? Despite the incessant go-go-go vibe and soaring temperatures, let me share a few things that have kept me sane or inadvertently entertained me this week:
Breakfast food is my favourite food and I don’t believe a cafe is worth its salt unless they serve breakfast ALL day. One of my favourite places to have a breakfast catch-up with friends in Harare is Antique Rose, off Golden Stairs Road in Emerald Hill. Their menu is sumptuous, the set-up is so cute and granny-chic and the owner Stacey Atwell is an absolute sweetheart (and rocks MAC’s Heroine like a bauws).
I am writing this with every window in the room I’m currently occupying open, a glass of juice to my left (with fast disappearing ice-cubes swimming about on the surface) and a thin film of perspiration taking up residence across my entire body. In short, it’s hot! And with great heat comes great responsibility…and climatic cliches. To the uninitiated (or the initiated in need of a refresher – pun not intended, but still hilarious) this is a quick guide as to how you know you’re deep in the stronghold of a Zimbabwean Summer.