i think she's here. summer. i think she's unpacking and opening up the blinds. i think she's opening the windows and stocking the fridge-cause she's going to stay awhile.
i like it when she first comes back. its like re-falling in love. you remember all the magic that you share. you can make new summer playlists and rediscover your fav frocks. you can haul out the waterbottles and the new sunnies. you get to experience lying in the sun, buying summer mags, smelling warm still nights as though they were your first. you play those tunes that you keep for paradise days-you add new ones. you smile. lots and lots. because every summer is new and fresh and filled with hope and excitement. and somehow, even though you never forget summer, you never quite remember just how incredibly wonderful she is until she's back :)
summer 2013/14 here we come! :)
there are a certain number of left over 'summer days' that capetown keeps in her pocket at the end of the sunshine season. she stores them away for the depths of winter, knowing that the poor ct souls dont deal with her absence too well. every now and again-she'll play her cards.
these days smell like flowers and sea. the 'yesterday,today,tomorrow' kind of flower and the fresh, salty sea.
they sound like helicopters in the pastel blue sky, birds chirping, buzzing bees and the sound of distant laughter as people are walking, swimming, driving, hiking and mowing their lawns.
it feels like contentment-everything slow, chilled,appreciated and beautiful.
it looks like Bougainvillea's in the garden, coffee's on camps bay main road and sandy feet.
it tastes like pineapple in the garden, pistachio ice cream and homemade lemonade.
its all round good and makes me dream about the days when ct will play her warm sunny cards everyday :)
la la la.
I slept late this morning.
had a breakfast of raw oats and strong coffee on the balcony overlooking the city on this beautiful june day.
i put on my funky headband (thanks sah) and drove around the preeeeettty neighbourhood taking pictures of trees and cool houses. just because i can.
i ran under the mountain-did some little spontaneous dances in between.
wetsuit and board are packed into car.
the birds are chirping, belle & sebastian are playing, the sun is shining and my heart is smiling.
i tell you what-this vacation is going to be INCREDIBLE!!!!
watch this space for blog posts about turtles, party pants, saltwater dialogues and exciting holiday adventures :)
yay for holidays :)
aside: the hottest, sunniest, most calm and beautiful day on record in the mother city :)
ok. so first give these songs a listen to. "kill your heroes" and "washing over me" -because i like me a good summer soundtrack :) sometimes i have too much goodstuff in my head. you know? and then all you can do is grin and bounce around and make silly faces. i've been doing a load of grinning :D
it just seems like every thing that happens and is experienced is a beautiful, exciting, salty and colourful sundrenched thing. maybe its just all the mangos ;)
making neon beaded bracelets
creating mix tapes for the car
singing/headbanging to the afore mentioned mix tape in the car with open windows.
living in a wetsuit.
going diving while dolphins are doing tumbles out of the water.
having wet hair more often than not.
talking about turtle research.
doing turtle research.
wearing all my party pants.
eating mangos. lots of mangos.
being with wonderful special absolutely lovely mates.
going running in the shadow of the most beautiful mountain in the world.
going to sleep with the cool summer night breeze.
late dinners on the balcony.
submerged sundays with goldfish at st.yves
it makes me happy. all of it.
its just stellar.
lollies to make you jolly and coke light to keep the figure tight!
beach.my two sisters.a sunny day and an evening of froyo and movies.
happy days :)