an instant of life captured for eternity

Healthy nori wrap

^^ Amazing Nori wrap.  Cauliflower rice with kale, fresh veggies and beetroot hummus for an added bit of amazingness.

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^^ We went to a strawberry farm for the biggest, cheapest strawberries of the season! The cutest little farm stall with some angry elderly people ready to elbow anyone they can out of the way.

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^^ Really big strawberries.

25 weeks pregnant

^^ 25 weeks pregnant.  Where did my ribs go?

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^^ This entire farm is filled with a crazy amount of scarecrows.  If a bird landed on these fields I would be shocked.

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^^ Early morning hikes.

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^^ So many scarecrows.

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^^ Beautiful sunset over the ocean after a visit to family.

How was your weekend?  We’ve been walking and hiking all around Sea point and lions head, before we leave for our new place at the end of the month!  We decided to visit a cute little strawberry farm I remember visiting as a child, they seem to have gone completely bonkers with the amount of scarecrows the have up, and I hope they don’t get any bird attacks with all those guys around, but who knows, birds do what they want.

25 weeks pregnant and 2 days today.  WOW!  It feels like I woke up and my ribs somehow disappeared, baby has decided to move into my ribs and kick as hard as possible all the time.    Baby seems to be having a lot of fun in my womb and likes throwing parties and mosh pits on the inside daily.

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Yes, a blurry photos, but out of the hundreds of photos Carl takes 80 % of them has a finger in them,  is blurry beyond believe, or just looks odd.  He’s getting better, at taking photos so I’ll give him that.

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^^ Forest walks, it doesn’t get better.

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^^ i was trying to put the camera away, but Carl wanted to take a photo.  Photo pose time.

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^^ A little bit of green popping out.  Can you find a four leaved one?

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^^ Cute little mushroom.

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^^ A waterfall popping out.   Not seen, the man and his dog in the river, why? I don’t know.

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^^ Roots everywhere.  We should really start taking lessons from nature.  Endure no matter what.

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^^ Pretty flowers.

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^^ Leaves everywhere.

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^^ I was ranting about the fact that I can’t find pants that fit me and it was so easy to find good looking pants in Ireland.  This looks like his stop talking about pants face.  Even my workout pants started slipping off on our hike.

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^^ Sandwich break!  German Rye bread with a butterbean spread and lots of salad.  Really Yum!

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^^ Carl approves!

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^^ Lilies popping out everywhere!

How was your weekend? We’ve been house hunting with not much luck here, everyone seems to want 2 months deposit, the rent and the soul of your first born child. Its not like we’re buying! We just want to rent a house, nowhere else we’ve lived has given us so much nonsense.  In Ireland we just paid cash, gave them the deposit and we secured the place like that.  In Joburg we only had to pay the deposit to secure the place, but our Realtor is the most helpful British man around, he told us its harder to rent in Cape town, because of the relax living here, people apparently just forget to pay rent, and completely trash the places.  I’ve never heard of anyone just forgetting to pay rent, it just seems obscene!  We still have faith and hope that we will find the perfect place for us.  Hopefully soon!

 

Hunting for seashells

Happy Thursday guys! I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already, where did the week go? Time seems to be flying by and I’m just trying to hold on and get all my stuff done.  The days don’t seem long enough anymore, but Spring seems to be right around the corner the sun is coming up earlier and setting later.  Winter has not stopped me from eating delicious frozen treats, all I’ve wanted to eat lately has been ice cream and milkshakes, but being the insane health freak I am I’ve been coming up with way yummier and so much better for you desserts.  I’m excited to share them with you guys, but that’s for another post.

On the weekends when we are stuck for something to do we usually end up walking to the bottom of our insanely steep hill to the beach.  I’ve been wanting to go get some broken seashells, but we always end up forgetting about it, or the fact that we’ve been avoiding going to the promenade, after seeing a naked man posing for photos, kids blowing up condoms like balloons and a dead seal.  To say we’ve been slightly traumatised would be an understatement, but this last time it was pure bliss.  Everyone seemed so happy playing pokemon go, riding bicycles and having picnics.

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^^ Exploring rocks, finding the perfect seashells, we do dating differently from everyone else it seems.

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^^ A whole lot of shells.  I felt so bad walking around on these.  I felt like I was destroying the secondhand housing section.

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^^ Nature is full of beauty and treasures.

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^^ happily looking for shells and stopping for a photo.

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^^ Cloudy days on the promenade.

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^^ Broken shells for a little project at home.

What kind of dates do you go on with your partner?

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ The yummiest, softest bread around.  I used the same knife that I was cutting swiss chard with to cut the bread, less dishes, but a lot of weird little green pieces on the bread.

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^^ It would seem that Alice was already here.

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^^ Big trees.

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^^ Unprepared picnic days.  We were still hungry after our treats.

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^^ Carl makes a pretty handsome knight.   Imagination has no age limit.

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^^ Little pops of colour.

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^^ Popcorn eating.

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^^ Little flowers and some rubbish.

Hey friends! I hope all my Canadian friends had an amazing Canada day and all my American friends had a wonderful Independence day!  We’ve been busy, busy, busy, trying to figure everything out, but in between all that we still had some time for a little picnic date.   My weather headaches are still here, sometimes stronger than ever, but nothing a good old slice of freshly baked bread can’t cure.   Here’s to another week, lets make this one even better than the last.