Public holiday hiking


One of my new favourite things to do this year is to get outside and explore. I have been using the long weekends and public holidays we had in South Africa recently to do just that. 

Matthew and I set out on Freedom Day (27th of April) for an epic hike/adventure. 

We started at Rhodes Memorial, where we had to visit the restaurant for some coffee and pre-hike fuel. 

After breakfast we set off. We walked up behind Rhodes Memorial and eventually joined the contour path. I thought we had found the contour path about 20 minutes (and 5 million steps) before we actually had, so we had a slight detour. 

Once on the contour path we turned left and walked for a while. We passed little waterfalls, other hikers, many trail runners, dogs that I had to stop to say hello to, and other little paths that I wanted to explore. 

We also realized how friendly other walkers/hikers/runners are, as we had said good morning to about a thousand different people. Anyone who says Cape Town people are unfriendly needs to go for a hike!

We walked for a while and came across a bit of a boardwalk with a little balcony which was perfect for a snack break, but unfortunately other hikers were already there so we continued on our journey.

We walked down through Newlands Forest, thinking that we’d catch an uber from there to my car at Rhodes Memorial, but it was such a beautiful day so we just continued walking. 

We finished off the adventure with a drink at Forries to celebrate our hike and another successful public holiday adventure 🌿

What’s your favourite hiking route?



Everything is blue


I know it’s been ages, and there’s so much to catch up on. But for now I’ll leave you with my latest obsession.



Active 2016

2016. A new year. All those resolutions that we think about, sometimes write down, but hardly ever finish.

I decided that 2016 would be my year of being active. There are so many awesome activities to do around Cape Town that involve being outside and being active, this is my year to enjoy them.

From walking along the Sea Point Promenade after work, to hikes in Newlands Forest or on the pipe track, the last few weeks have been really nice (and active).



One month of being active: check. Here’s to the next 11 months, and making being outdoors and active a habit.

What are your resolutions?


50 shades of grey

Ok, how amazing is this grey hair? I know that it’s been a trend for a while, but I’m still not over it.





I am SO tempted to give this a try. What do you think?


Indoor plant obsession

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I’ve recently and rather suddenly become obsessed with indoor plants. I just want the whole flat to become a jungle of orchids, peace lilies, delicious monsters and whatever this plant is in the photo above that is just hanging over all of the shelves – LOVE IT.

What I am really enjoying about these indoor plants is that I’m managing to keep them alive which is a big surprise for me because I normally kill any plants that I touch (what’s the opposite of green fingers?)

Do you have any indoor plants? Let me know.