Time has flown by. It feels as though we have just arrived back in Cpt and it's time to head back 'home'.
|Mom and I share a birthday - and celebrate with a (very full) glass of wine|
and a lovely dinner out.
Some expats from various countries had exclaimed at how unwise we were to come back here so soon, saying that we wouldn't want to leave and go back - but, as much as we have loved the visit, I am not sobbing into a pillow wishing I didn't have to return.
We have done most of what we wanted to do here. We wanted to be here for my Moms 70th and just hang with family and friends. I've been so happy to see the nieces and nephew! Time is marked by how children grow even when it feels as though nothing else has changed!
There are a handful of people on the other side of the mountain and sea, that I would love to have seen, but transport was a thing.
It was lekker to shop the Kalk Bay strip with my mom and sister and soak up the whole Kalk Bay vibe.
|Excellent to hang with mom and sister and do the Kalk Bay crawl!|
We have stayed at my folks and been able to hang at their place as though it were our own, we've seen Our Girl almost every day, we've had meals with friends, and visited places where the views can leave you speechless, we've been to open air theatre and a cricket game - we've had cocktails and braaied - we've had sunny skies everyday. Sunny SA (and even when it's not sunny) - is just a treat!
|Beautiful long sunny days and gorgeous sunsets - happiness!|
Now it's back to negative temperatures, rain and sleet, to coats, scarves, boots and beanies - and I am excited about feeling that fresh cold air, about forest walks with dogs and bird watching, about exploring, about greeting bus drivers and seeing new friends again, about learning French and spending time in my fave coffee shop with my book and a crossword.
I feel very blessed to be able to be so happy in two very different surroundings.