hello! merry christmas! happy new year! just wanted to let you know that i am still here, and have not suddenly abandoned the blog without a word… we are currently on our summer holiday in Kei Mouth, a small town on the Wild Coast about 14 hours drive from Cape Town. once a year we get to truly break away from it all – no work, no internet, no television. besides Instagram because, well, i can’t help myself.
one of my favourite things about the holidays is that i read tons of books, something i only ever manage to do when there’s no internet to distract me (how sad is that?). i first blitzed through Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng – a wonderful, poignant story that starts out as a mystery but ends up being about so much more. then i read The Silkworm by ‘Robert Gailbraith’ which i really enjoyed (i am naturally a fan of the Cormoran Strike novels, because i do so love JK and HP), and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty which was a quick, light holiday read and quite amusing in parts. i actually need a few more titles to read this week – any suggestions?
we have one more week of holiday before 2015 really kicks off. until then, we’re still in a holi-DAZE.
road tripping up to Kei
the landscape changes from the Cape’s dry summer brown to lush lush green as we near Kei…
Kei Mouth beach
the view from Anton’s family holiday house
flame lilies grow on the beach
yes we took the boat up! perfect for skiing on the Kei river.
i prefer sitting on the beach to skiing…
the view across the Kei River looking towards the old Transkei
New Year’s lantern
capturing a lighting storm. BOOM.