Calm down Janet, I know it is Thursday.
It has just been one of those weeks. I’m tired, I had a weird earache (went away yesterday thankfully), I’m feeling all sorts of meh and cannot even blame pms. Anyone else get super emotional during random times of the month? Like everything is just SO upsetting and letting go of insignificant things is impossible.
Anyway onto humpday confessions on a Thursday:
I usually do these posts on a Friday, not a Monday afternoon but better late than never right?
Quarter end so I’ve got a super busy week ahead and better get on with it. Might need a cup of tea before 🙂
Have a great week.
Each month the lovely Kirsten from http://www.seeyouinaporridge.com/ hosts a link up where bloggers can share a recap from their previous month.
August was a great month and Mark and I enjoyed two weekends up the West Coast. I love Langebaan. I love seeing the Gannets at Bird Island in Lamberts Bay. I got some spa pampering. Great food at Ginja Beanz. Both getaways left me feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead.
We discovered a new place for breakfast and brunch called Jarryds in Town. I’d visited the restaurant after a morning hike with my boss and some colleagues and wanted to show Mark the menu. So we had a couple of brunches there and the food is SO good.
I spent a lot of time at the gym, did my best 5k run and lost a few kilos. We have been doing meal planning and increasing our veggies (not that you’d tell by the pics above haha). But during the week we have been eating super healthily and doing a dry month.
Getting back into my creative writing was one of my goals for August and I’m pleased to say I ticked it off the list. I just need to allocate more time to it.
I did make time for blogging and finally got around to writing a post I’ve been meaning to share for ages on female friendships. https://my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/4001/
The month flew by to be honest and now we are in spring. The mornings are less chilly and summer is around the corner. It is my favourite time of year 🙂
What about you? How was your August?
I must say I enjoyed this last winter and once again embraced the chilly weather and made the most of it. We are going into spring now and I’m looking forward to unpacking my summer clothes and swapping jackets for dresses and sandals.
My winter 2019 bucket list included:
I’m debating whether to make a summer bucket list because whilst we have loads planned I feel like I just want to savour the warmer weather and not make another to-do list. For some reason I feel more care-free and chilled in the warmer weather and I just want to soak up every moment.
And just like that spring is here!
Well almost….we had rain yesterday and it was chilly in the evening but September means warmer weather is on the way for us.
*Does happy dance*
But first a recap of last month’s goals:
A lot was ticked off and most was pretty effortless. The main bathroom cupboard was a fun project and I enjoyed organizing it after I found containers. The bathroom looks so minimalistic and tidy now, each morning I walk into to clean and uncluttered surfaces. The spa pampering was bliss and we loved the long weekend we spent up the West Coast.
Lets have a look at my September 2019 goals:
Mantras for the month:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – C S Lewis
Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be – unknown
Although no on can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending – Carl Bard
Here is to a great September
Hello from a very cold Cape Town! We were having some slightly warmish weather a little while ago but now it feels like winter all over again. I’m sitting wearing layers with the heater on and a lovely cup of tea (with honey).
This week has flown and I cannot believe we are nearly at the end of August. I had a check up at the Optometrist and a follow up at the Dentist this week but managed to fit in some kick ass workouts and have to say this dry month has improved my fitness and eating in so many ways. I will be doing a post on it and look forward to sharing what I’ve learnt along the way.
Fridays mean happy vibes and gratitude lists. As always, I enjoy linking up with Lindsay http://theflynnigans.com/ Charlotte http://mypixieblog.com/ and Beth http://coffeeuntilcocktailsblog.com/ with my list of things that made me smile during the week:
Went back to Jarryds with Mark so he could try the amazing menu.
What about you? What is on your gratitude list this week?
We recently spent 2 weekends up the West Coast visiting Bird Island in Lamberts Bay and staying in Langebaan at a gorgeous guesthouse.
Bird Island is amazing and home to the Gannet which is one of the most beautiful birds in my opinion. We arrived early each time to get the morning light and enjoyed some time in the hide which gives great views of these magnificent birds.
We stood for ages just watching them take off and saw some comical landings! Such an enjoyable start to the day.
We made our way back to Langebaan, had breakfast at Ginja Beanz and spent time in West Coast National Park. The flower season is here and spring is around the corner.
I had some pampering the one weekend at my favourite spa – Zest – always a treat to visit.
We stayed at Harrisons House which is a 5 star guest house in Langebaan. The rooms are beautiful and filled with thoughtful extras. Underfloor heating in winter – bliss.
The breakfasts the next morning were such a treat!
We drove back the one afternoon through Mamre and I took this pretty photo. Spring is getting closer and I am looking forward to warmer weather!
There is so much to do and see up the West Coast. Cannot wait to go back.