an instant of life captured for eternity

We’ve been going on little walks around the neighbourhood every night when Carl gets home from work. ¬†Walking at 6 – 7 is a peaceful time here, hardly anyone on the streets, just a couple of crazy drivers, driving like the autobahn opened up here or something, its a reasonably peaceful time to talk, catch up, talk about future plans and where we are headed next. ¬†We usually go back home when the hunger starts kicking in, but I really appreciate these little moments with Carl, its been a rough couple of weeks, going from seeing each other all the time for 4 months to hardly seeing each other. ¬†Its especially hard for me, I try with all my might to stay up to talk and cuddle, but all I can seem to do is fall asleep hard, and wake up when Carl asks me if I’m awake, I usually respond with some mumbo jumbo that makes no sense, but hey we always have weekend. ¬†Life lately!

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^^ Walking around in Newlands forest.

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^^ Pretty trees.

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^^ Being a super poser or pretending he’s holding the tree up. ¬†Hmmm, could be both.

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^^ Obviously someone isn’t appreciating nature. ¬†He was just looking for directions out of here.

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^^ Bokaap is filled with these colorful houses!

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^^ Roses on a walk.

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^^ These sunsets!

an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ Excited thumbs up-ing in a small town.

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^^ I found my new best friend, this little guy loved me, before Carl came along and upset him.

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^^ Driving along Muizenberg on a surprisingly cold day.

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^^ Worst quality photo ever! Thanks front camera, you had one job! On top of signal hill, looking down on Cape town.

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^^ Cape town sure knows how to make one beautiful Sunset.

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^^ Carl being handsome.

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^^ Anchor posing.

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^^ Found these pretty little flowers on a walk.

Life around here is starting to pick up, things are cooling down and falling into place. ¬†We drove around false bay, found a horrible medieval festival that was just embarrassing, walked around muizenberg, fish hoek, simon’ town and even went to the top of signal hill. ¬†We tried to pack as much in as possible in over the weekend, seeing as Carl is working on international labor day! Our apartment is starting to look a lot like home, stacked full of our books and wall art. ¬†Home is where ever you hang your wedding photo!

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.

 

an instant of life captured for eternity

Life around here has been extremely hot! We’ve been trying really hard to adjust to the intense heat, but wowzers! It’s proved to be a difficult task, but you can’t blame us we just came back from always rainy always slightly cold Dublin. ¬†The flowers, the blue skies and the amazing African sunsets make up for the heat.

The heat has not been our only difficulty. ¬†Trying to find a place to rent in Cape Town is near impossible, ¬†most of these places require a payment of a really nice car to live in a shoe box of a place! ¬†We finally managed to get a place, but now we are waiting for all the credit checks to clear, it also doesn’t help that we’ve been living in Ireland for the last 4 months. ¬† I’m trying to keep my stress levels down to a minimum, but boy is it getting hard. ¬†I have faith that things will work out and we will be all settled in no time.

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^^ Large sunglasses.  Or sunglasses for giants? because everyone deserves to be a hipster, even giants.

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^^Gives a new meaning to talking out your butt.

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^^ Lionshead and magical clouds.

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^^ We met up with my sister and her family and had a picnic in the shade while staring at this big guy.  We were also right by the para-gliders coming down from Signal Hill.  It seems like fun!

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^^ Flowers around every corner!

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^^ Beautiful crab remnants.

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^^ this sunset was amazing! Nothing beats an African sunset and Cape town makes one amazing beach sunset!  A tiny boat, a bird photo bombing what more could you ask for.

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^^ Sitting on the beach is so relaxing.