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! ┬áWe’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. ┬á My weather headaches are still here, sometimes stronger than ever, but nothing a good old slice of freshly baked bread can’t cure. ┬á Here’s to another week, lets make this one even better than the last.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Carl’s dad took us on an amazing trip down memory lane, with a trip to Philadelphia. ┬áNow, I know what your thinking, Philadelphia in the States?! why didn’t I talk more about it on my instagram?! No, this Philadelphia is a rural little gem set in Cape town. ┬á Like most little towns get their roots from here in South Africa, Philadelphia used to be a farm. ┬áFarmers used to travel great distances by horse and cart to get to church for sacrament, as a result a farmer donated ┬áa portion of his land to the church, so they could have a church right by them.

This little town is basically surrounded by the church and gives a strange twilight zone kind of feeling, as you walk the streets and see little old ladies sitting on their porch stroking their dogs, with a lit cigarette hanging from their lips, giving off a by gone era feel. ┬áYou start to wonder… where is the time machine and how did I get on it? ┬áAs we walked around exploring, finding out all the little stories, seeing Carl’s dad get more and more excited as he spoke to everyone he could about the town. ┬áYou kind of realize its the little things that matter.

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^^ I obviously missed out on the joke.

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^^ We had lunch at the cutest little cafe, set right under a pepper tree. I had an amazing portobello mushroom and aubergine burger that was just out of this world.

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^^ A fragrant floral arrangement for a rustic feel.

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^^ These little pepper flowers kept falling on the table, so the obvious thing to do was line them up for a photo.

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^^ Freshly baked bread.

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^^ The town shop.

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^^ I would move into this little pink house immediately.

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^^ As soon as we started walking the roads seem to get busy. ┬áIt doesn’t look busy in this photo, but it was busy for a little rural town.

 

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^^ This is an old gravestone written in Dutch, the first settlers in South Africa were Dutch, after that a lot of the other European settlers came from all over Europe.  This cemetery was beyond creepy.  It had  a double fence wrapped around the whole thing, barbed wired and locks everywhere.  I was convinced they were trying to keep a zombie outbreak quiet, but apparently the children here like to vandalise the graves.

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^^ All shops should have lavender in front of it.

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^^ This was called a citrus juice on the menu so naturally I assumed it was their weird way of saying its orange juice, but it was actually their weird way of saying its lemonade.

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^^ Carl asked for a photo, I naturally went crazy.

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^^ My jump landing.

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^^ The church.

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^^ Father and son. ┬áCarl’s a giant.