Yesterday I went to Kirstenbosch gardens and basically just took a gazallion photos. The proteas were unreal. Seriously, they're so weird. I also got really into the Cycads - the tree dinosaurs (they've hardly changed since the Jurassic period) - and Aloes. All a bit other-worldly. I'm going to have t think of some way of using all the amazing shapes, and colours.
Friday, November 1
Tuesday, October 22
Wednesday, October 16
At the weekend I went for a little jaunt to Haut Bay in the car, and then the next day climbed up and down mountains to view the same beach from way above! I am a bit concerned about my fitness levels as I was rather slow, and am still aching, but the gorgeous fynbos plants were a wonderful distraction from the punishing ascents!
A couple of weeks ago now I went to the sweetest small town called Montagu, about two hours' drive from Cape Town, and went mad taking photos of houses with Dutch gables, and other visual treats.
Montagu is nestled in amongst the most stunning mountains, and there are plenty of walks (and horse riding treks (mine ended in tragedy - I fell off 5 mins in!) to enjoy. There are also hot springs. So lovely!
Wednesday, October 9
For the last few weeks I've been involved in the Cape Town 100 in1 Day project, a community-led day of 100 or more brilliant social interventions spanning the city. The organisers are the loveliest and liveliest bunch. Each session starts with a group shout of 'One hundreedddddddddddddd, IN ONE!". It's exciting stuff, not least because of the impact on local neighbourhoods this umbrella event promotes.
This month's event takes place on October 26th. It will include, among many, many others, the painting of Kleinvlei skate park, free Wi-fi hotspot in Khayelitsha township, building a mountain bike park in Vredehoek plantation, and various sports and educational activities at Khayelitsha Kukhanyile Primary School.