Weathering the storms

I’m almost back in the land of the living and so is the Mother City following a 24 hours of horrendous meterological conditions which left us facing the triple onslaught of rain, snow and hysterical news reports.

With the N1 flooded and De Waal Drive full of big rocks, there was sudden interest in Cape Town traffic news, including webcam sites. Even Seth at 2oceansvibe was in on the act, grandly proclaiming (as is his wont):

This WILL change your life

Hmm. It won’t change mine much. 6000 miles… has had a Cape Town Traffic Webcams page for nearly two years now. I don’t use it (or publicise it) as much as I used to, because I don’t work in town anymore, when it was personally more useful to me.

However, given the sudden renewed interest in all things Cape Town and traffic, maybe it’s time that I gave you the address again: or

Save it. Take a quick peek each evening before you head home – it might save you some stress.

In other news: it seems that Mozart may have died from complications following Strep throat:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the age of 35 may have been caused by complications stemming from strep throat, according to a Dutch study published on Monday.

As a 35-year old currently suffering from Strep throat, I found that this news did nothing at all to aid my recovery. It’s complicated.

And finally – not all bad weather is bad news. Sometimes bad weather can be beautiful, as proven by this post on – with some stunning images of Franschhoek and surrounds in the snow.