the sounds of helicopters

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 :)







i've been daydreaming and thinking back-back to one of my favourites spots in the uk. its a woodland. there are vines growing up the trees and all along the ground, a trampled pathway gives guidance to the runner. the trees are huge and skinny-leaves have all fallen down to gently create a carpet of colour between the ivy on the ground. i used to run there almost every day- with the sounds of ellie goulding and al bairre in my ears. i could almost see the magical creatures peeking their eyes out, whilst wearing paper crowns. i used to join them sometimes- in my head-making my own flower crown and little boats out of wood. at times i miss them and wish they were here-quickly though i stop myself, when i realise that they are ;) xxx





seduced by art

once upon a cloudy cold winter day, two young ladies got dressed up. Heels, hats and pretty dresses. With ease and direction they headed into town to see paintings from days long ago. Gazing into Monets "Thames below Westminster", the 2 girls found themeselves living the painting-walking along the southbank market, drinking hot chocolate, eating fudge, listening to the '12 Days of Christmas' and watching the lights from Big Ben flicker across the water.
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they fell back out of the picture in a Mary Poppins fashion and carried on gazing through the artwork. Not long after, they found another painting they admired. Holding hands the girls took a deep breath and jumped into Renoir's "Lady at the Theatre". Magically they found themselves outside the Queens Theatre in London's West End, with tickets to Les Mis. The young ladies were completely invested and enthralled in the performances, the incredible music and the atmosphere of the longest running show in the West End. They're minds had been completely blown away.

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Sleepily staring out the tube windows on the way home, the young ladies smiled, having spent the day being seduced by art.

the boy who never grew up

it was on my bucket list-to see the peter pan statue in kensington gardens.
i love peter pan- always have. sort of want to be like him.
so it was definitely a highlight to adventure to his statue: to hug him , take photos with him, eat my sandwich and drink my coffee next to him ;)

"to live will be an awfully big adventure"
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
JM Barrie-author of Peter Pan









chapter II

so the two gypsies went down south with their suitcases. they spent their mornings sleeping in, going for long runs in the woodlands and reading in bed. their afternoons were spent exploring the old town, looking for treasures in charity stores, finding woodland creatures, making flower crowns and drinking endless cups of tea. evenings and nights were filled with christmas movies and pj's, popcorn and learning to knit. they noted that umbrella's, gloves and beanies were essential items on any outing; and that singing jungle book songs whilst walking to town was indeed quite fun.they found that the pigeons were quite huge and the internet rather slow. the gypsies enjoyed their time out of the city, but were starting to get quite excited about all the adventures that london town and christmas cheer were going to bring in the fast approaching chapter III.

london town

it has taken me less than a day to remember that london is pretty much the most magical city.
grey cloudy skies somehow suit this city full of chimneys, brick walls and bright yellow leaves.
so day one was pretty exciting, it included borough market-which is the coolest most diverse food market ever. has some top notch coffee and the biggest paellas i've ever seen! we also walked along south themes and checked out the christmas market: CRAZY FESTIVE! fairy lights, live music, street performers, mulled wine, christmas wreaths and crafty stalls. views of big ben,london eye and millenium bridge.
i cant help but think that the next 6 weeks are going to be the most festive-magical-celebratory ones. oohh it makes me excited.
sleep well sea gyspies

Vit D deficiency.

my dear sea gypsies,
this is just a "hang in there" sort of post.
its raining and winding and overcast and storming and COLD!
and yes-my body is in full blown hibernation mode-not interested in much that doesn't involve food and blankets.
even the thought of getting into the sea is approached with slightly more apprehension.
oh dear.
i saw buds on the trees today :D
so lets hang in there!!!
spring is going to come soon :)

dream sweetly dear sea gypsies, of tanned skin, shorts and sunshine.