The Little Things

Returning to everyday life from a holiday is always hard. Returning from one that so profoundly changes the core of your being is even harder and it doesn’t matter how many times you do it, it doesn’t get any easier.

Although it has been fabulous reconnecting with everyone at work and my family, it’s been a hard first week back. I am struggling to fall asleep before 2am so I lie there in the dark willing sleep to come. It doesn’t.  Eventually I give up and usually get up and wander around my house a bit. Then I go online and see what the world is up to. Then I try to sleep again. Usually unsuccessfully, so I toss and I turn and only after 2am sometime I manage to drift off for a few hours before my alarm is screeching at me to wake up again (yes, I have had to turn it up so loud to wake myself up as the other morning I overslept so badly because I just didn’t hear my alarm!)

I am also yet to see and catch up with my dear friends and I am desperately longing to do that. Unfortunately, I have something that needs to be seen to this Friday and at night it has kept me “locked up” in preparation so I’m practically counting the hours to Friday afternoon and the start of my weekend. The weather is going to be perfect and I’m looking forward to the other side of mountain life, bikini and pool side with a drink in my hand while I catch up with my dear friends.

But today, Cape Town certainly makes up for the tough week back in the land of the living. It is the most beautiful and perfect day here today and earlier I had to step out of the office to run some errands. Once I had stepped out I didn’t want to go back to the office. No matter where you are in Cape Town you can usually see the mountain, standing tall with the blue sky as her backdrop.  Today was no different and she looked beautiful, watching wherever I went.  Everything about today screamed perfect – the sky is blue, the breeze is light and has a cool hint to it and the sun is warm on your skin.

Once my errands were done, I made a quick stop at the beach to breathe in the fresh air and to snap these photos at the beach before heading back to the office and the confinement of the office walls and to brave the ice-cold aircon that makes me feel like I’m sitting in Siberia!

I could have stood there all afternoon just looking out. Even the lagoon  water was perfectly clear and transparent.

I could have stood there all afternoon just looking out. Even the lagoon water was perfectly clear and transparent.

Table Mountain, our very own 7th Natural Wonder of the World.

Table Mountain, our very own 7th Natural Wonder of the World.

If only I could take off my shoes and feel the sand between my toes...

If only I could take off my shoes and feel the sand between my toes…

Lions Head and Signal Hill overlooking the Cape Town Stadium with the sea lapping at their feet.

Lions Head and Signal Hill overlooking the Cape Town Stadium with the sea laying perfectly flat at their feet.

The perfect Cape Town day in every way!

The perfect Cape Town day in every way!

Even if I know deep down in my heart that my soul does not belong here, I can still find the beauty in every day and it certainly helps that I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

~ All Photos By Me ~

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 16:03:54

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and beautiful photography.

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