an instant of life captured for eternity

Life around here has been crazy, but life will always be crazy when you stay on the top of a hill and you have no car! Who needs a gym when you can carry a package of flour up a steep hill that just doesn’t want to quit it. ¬†We’ve managed to stock up quite well, regardless of the “I can’t do it any more! ” feeling half way up the hill.

Evening walks have turned into a spot the fruit game. ¬†Everyone seems to be growing delicious fruit, I don’t know if they are trying to mock me, but it sure feels that way when I look at our tiny balcony! They have inspired me to get creative and get balcony gardening, but its still like they are all telling me, you will never have this.

To be honest my transition here hasn’t been as easy as I would have liked , maybe I’ll write a special post on that, but every day it gets a little better and I start feeling like maybe this could be my home for awhile. ¬†Blame it on the heat, or that I’ve been feeling sick or all the rude people, but this process has not been an easy one ! Its beautiful here and I know this will be a great adventure that I will never forget. ¬†Lets get to photos.

 

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^^ This guy has amazing balance, I mean look at that lean. I’ve been trying to catch a seal on camera, but I’ve been way to slow, but believe me I have seen them. ¬†No, really I have!

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^^ South African flag and table mountain, can it get any more patriotic?

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^^ It has not felt like Fall here, but these leaves made it seem more fall like.  Carl taking a break.

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^^These houses look so much like the houses in Dublin.

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^^ This sunset blew me away. ¬†I felt like shouting out the window look at the sky! but that wouldn’t be very neighbourly

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^^ Bananas just hanging around. ¬†We’ve seen huge pomegranates, passion fruit, lemons and a lot of herbs on our walks!

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^^ I felt like this ship was way to close.

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^^  When you feel like pioneering.

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^^ Respect!

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^^ I just love bougainvillea so much!

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^^ Crazy hair and making cat friends.

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^^ Pretty flowers.

 

That Farm Life/What’s cookin’ good lookin’

Ah, the farm life sure is splendid. ¬†We’ve been spending more time at home as Carl ¬†goes into crunch time before his big CFA exam. ¬†I’m sure all his hard work will pay off and we will be celebrating his success come December. ¬†You got this soul bro!

We’ve started a yoga routine at night, because you know, a couple that does yoga together stays together and been adventuring when we have time, but most of the time we are meandering around our house. ¬†Just soaking up those views.

Around the farm lately.

Celery plant

^^ Healthy Celery plant just growing away.  I love the vibrant green.

Pink flowers

^^ Our side garden is really ugly.  I mean like really ugly, its filled with horse poop and all the random things our landlord planted.  So you could have bowled me over with a feather when I saw these pretty flowers popping out from the side garden.  You do you side garden.

Rose

^^ The roses finally showed up for the spring party and boy, was it worth the wait.

camomile flowers

^^ I’ve got a slight obsession with camomile tea. ¬†It my sleepy time ritual that I just can’t get enough of. ¬†I’m really happy my camomile flowers are growing so well. ¬†You will be tea soon my dears.

Swiss chard

^^ Big and beautiful swiss chard.  Yum!

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^^ Getting ready for planting!

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^^ These flowers will be making our back garden beautiful! The one looks like something out of alien vs predator.

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^^ Its not all about gardening around here, we also eat some really delicious food.  Carl enjoying his chickpea burger after our strawberry picking adventure.

Chickpea burger

^^ Chickpea burger with a sriracha mayo and sweet chilli sauce.  So good.  Soooo Good.

Socca pancakes

^^ The easiest thing to whip up when you really don’t feel like cooking. ¬†Kale socca pancakes.

Carrot Steak

^^ You would never think a carrot steak would taste so damn good, but boy it tastes like heaven in your mouth.

Vegan Chocolate chip cookie

^^ I made these amazing chocolate chip cookies for my little snack attack monster.

Fresh springrolls

^^ Fresh salad springrolls.  So easy, so yummy and so fresh.  I wish I had some right now.

Do you have any plans for the weekend?