an instant of life captured for eternity

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^^ You know you’ve made it when you’ve got a hot pink house.

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^^ We walked from our apartment to the waterfront, when we finally got there exhausted we forgot to look left and right and almost got taken out by a tiny train.

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^^ African music serenade.

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^^ These seagulls were relentless! They were eyeing a little girl eating fries.  It seemed like they would take out a finger for one of her fries.

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^^Beautiful flowers on a bench.

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^^Table mountain!

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^^ These seagulls sure love to photo bomb.

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^^ The yummiest black bean and red lentil burger with sweet potato fries.  Why go to a restaurant.

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^^ pretty little flowers.

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^^ Such a handsome man.

How was your weekend? After a lot of planning we finally decided to go for a walk on the beach at melkbos strand. ¬†We didn’t expect it to be so windy and sunny all at the same time, and somehow felt like we got frostbite with heatstroke all at the same time. ¬†We decided to make a run back to the car for safety! ¬†On Sunday we walked to the waterfront from our apartment, I really love walking to places I want to go, its the best way to completely experience a place and see little beautiful things as you wander around. ¬†Here is to a wonderful week!

 

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.

Build castles in the air

a day spend in Dalkey in the south of Dublin, is like building castle in the air, but daydreaming and reality go hand in hand in this little seaside town, with 7 castles all around and only one you can go into. ¬†A little place where a school, old age home and a building completely locked are all castles, making you wonder ” what wonderland did I just stumble across?” or ” what nightmare is this?, why can’t I go into them?” ¬†Dalkey, is a wonderful little town with panoramic sea views everywhere you look, and but just when you think this is so magical, ¬†you see a man walking around in a nude coloured thong, making all the magic disappear in a record speed, but if you really want to get a good view of all the strange thong men, then the best view in town is definitely at the James Joyce tower, its free and you get to see everything James Joyce. ¬†He seemed liked a typical troubled artist, seeing panthers and just being a horrible house guest, but all the best characters are a little bit strange.

Strolling around this little seaside town so close to Dublin, makes you feel like you’re in the cheesiest rom com in the whole world, but its worth it.

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^^ Really blue water and perfectly clean pathways that makes me want to start up running again, but then I come to my senses and just say no.

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^^ Those rocks look really slippery.

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^^ Always smiling and happy.

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^^ South African soil in Ireland.

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^^ A great place to splash around.

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^^ Pondering.

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^^ So macabre, this is one of the two moulds taken from James Joyce’s face when he died.

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^^ Inside the tower.

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^^ Narrow staircases and happy husbands.

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^^ Carl’s hair started swaying like the flag.

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^^ Kicking imaginary footballs.

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^^ Made it to the top swing.

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^^ Male bathing area.

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^^ Holding on for dear life and posing.  Like you do.

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^^ Casual.

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^^ James Joyce tower from the strand.

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^^ Castles everywhere.

Happy weekend everybody! Do you have any weekend plans? 

 

 

Walking Travels – an Irish walking adventure

Walking travel is definitely the slowest means of transport, unless you count a 26 stop bus for 7 km! With everyone wanting to get somewhere fast and experience everything in record speed, just to get back home and relax, walking travel is definitely not for everyone, but its worth it! You get to experience a town and really get into all those little nooks and crannies. ¬†Its also the best way to walk off all the delicious food you’ve been eating.

We’ve been walking miles upon miles, forgetting to take food and trying to eat a tofu horse when we get home, but its been really fun and also really cheap. ¬†We like things cheap here, so if we are able to walk it , we will and we shall! ¬† So off we would set with google maps in Carl’s trusty hands and my who cares if we get lost attitude, ready for any adventure that might come our way. ¬†Trying to really tone down our tourist vibe, by speaking in super hushed voices, to a point that we would have to read lips, but adventures are always had and things are always seen. ¬†Trying to take everything in and really get swept up by the beauty of Ireland.

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^^ We don’t drink, but when you find the heineken factory, you have to take a photo. ¬†Walks in Cork City. ¬†I didn’t like Cork city much, but if we all liked all the same things the world would be a really boring place.

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^^ One day we decided we really wanted to walk to this bridge to just look at the river.

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^^ City walks, with our trusty backpack and a bottle of water.

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^^ staring at the water.

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^^ Artsy photos, because sometimes you just have to.

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^^ This thing.

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^^ Friendly swans being majestic.

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^^ Street performers everywhere.  This guy had the voice of an angel!

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^^ Christmas light magic.

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^^ Gloomy days.

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^^ How does this thing work?

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^^ Photo taking all the time.

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^^ Street art everywhere.

 

 

The gift of the gab is NOT needed here, but Blarney Castle is needed indeed

Blarney castle is the most photographed place in Ireland and its easy to see why.  Everyone loves a good castle, but throw in some enjoyable walks in magical gardens and you have yourself a grand old time.  Walking around in the gardens makes you want to start plotting diabolical things, if you listen closely you might hear secrets floating on the wind of people that walked these grounds centuries ago.

The castle is a scary ordeal for someone who is scared of heights. ¬†I was doing all fine, until the steps just kept going up and people started screaming profanities in German. ¬†I was sweating, breathing heavily and feeling faint, but I made it to the top and saw the blarney stone getting kissed. ¬†I decided to give this cooties nightmare a miss, but the gift of the gab is something I don’t need any more of. ¬†So down I went holding on to the rope for dear life, ¬†I do respect all the men and women who ran to the murder hole, transporting hot oil to throw down on their enemies. ¬†That’s a task that deserves extra pay in my opinion!

The grounds are ¬†filled with numerous wonders that makes you gasp, like Carl said, ¬†even the ugliest, dullest Prince could have any Princess ¬†he wants with grounds like these, and I agree completely! Who needs love when you have grounds to get lost on! Just joking, we all need more love. ¬† ¬†Tiny bridges makes you feel like putting on your prettiest dress to dance the night away in, or just to go for stroll with your favourite suitor. If that’s not your cup of tea, maybe you could just have a cup of tea and hope the rain doesn’t get you, because running in fancy dress must be a mission, for any young maiden.

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^^ Leading up to the castle you get treated with this beautiful water show.

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^^ Large rocks to us means, a perfect place to take a self timer photo! Thumbs up to that.

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^^No one smiles that innocently in slytherin ,Carl!

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^^ Can you see the witch? People shower her with money.

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^^ Spinning…..

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^^ Perfect place to plot.

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^^ Looking out the window.

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^^ The view from the family room.

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^^ Castles, hey.

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^^ The magical blarney house.  Where I would happily waste my time.

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^^ Can you spot the man waving?

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^^ Fields of daffodils.  It was like a dream come true.

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^^ Mystical.

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^^ It started raining, I was a little bit excited.  Its the little things.

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^^ I don’t think I was suppose to be here.

Blarney castle might seem like the touristy thing to visit, but its worth it.  Its a great place to explore and go look for leprechauns.  Hey, you might get lucky and find your pot of gold.

Dublin Adventure Part 2

Dublin is just such a beautiful city.  Cobblestones, old buildings, surprisingly clean and a lot of first world problem protesting going on around the city.  People walking their dogs, walking themselves or just taking the kids out for a walk.  Its definitely a beautiful walking city, a great place to get lost in with a hot beverage in your hand and adventure on your mind.  Everywhere you turn there is something interesting to stare at.

Its easy to fall head over heels in love with this crazy beautiful city.

 

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^^ Dublin castle.

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^^ Christ church cathedral .

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^^ Graffiti, because when you have that light-bulb moment, its best to just paint it.

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^^ Cutest couple in their Sunday best.

 

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^^ because every building needs a gold fish.

 

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^^ obligated temple bar photo.  We did catch a glimpse of some fresh out of temple bar vomit.

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^^ Where Bruce Wayne lost his parents?

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^^ Guinness factory.

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^^ The friendliest reindeer in all the land.

Do you have some Ireland must sees?