this morning was a treat and a half. its called Oranjezicht City Farmers Market and it is all kinds of lovely: fresh produce, busy little families, organic meals, lively music and my best part was the kids market (think 6-8 year old entrepreneurs selling their origami or cupcakes). Cape Town, oh how i love you!
Oh! there are many of you people that go picking your way all through this world you are afraid to put one foot down before another, because you fear you will be in danger. If you had grace just to turn your eye to God, you might walk straight on in confidence, and say, “though I should tread on hell itself at the next step, yet if God bade me tread there it would be heaven to me.”
a profound quote I found today from C.H Spurgeon
i just spent the last weekend in paradise. its called siteka. its also called beautiful! my wonderful friend has a holiday place there and basically its about ridiculous beauty, forests, walks, family, canoeing, fishing, sunshine and a great dog called honey who completes the picture. feeling refreshed for the rest of the week now!
my mum and i went to the Drakensberg last week (a world heritage site in South Africa), and what a treat it was! i’m not sure if it is just maturity but i was so bowled over by God’s creation, more so than i’ve ever been before. it was so refreshing to look upon such beauty and just let it fill my heart with joy. we took long walks, cycles, hikes and had pleasant picnics along the river.
holiday adventuring in the drakensberg and around…
some holiday painting…
life of late…
- hiking along pipe line
- egg and (gingerbread men) soldiers
- end of exam class festivities
- sunshine and berries
- rose picking
- (pretty) weed cutting
and with that it is all done… four years at UCT well spent with so many great humans in one class (alas not all you brilliant people are in this). thank you so much to everyone who helped me get through in small but (very) big ways! Side note: chan arriving late #classic
So i made a chocolate, pear and almond cake (in my study procrastination) and it was one of the best i’ve ever made (provided my baking is not always successful). But i think it was the recipe that was just fantastic, i’ve decided it should appear in my oven again soon as an after-exam celebration.
A friend of mine has organised a surprise a day for a month! Yesterday’s surprise was from a friend who designed a poster (inspired by this very blog), all the elements are from photos taken on my blog. Lets be honest, its the best poster you’ve ever seen? Basically, i have really great (and really talented friends).
so Prague marks the end of my europe travels (for now)… it was really beautiful and despite the horribly confusing language and currency, i still managed to adventure every (slash most) little cobbled street an dirt path in my sight.