Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Home again and spring has sprung.....................

Home again, totally exhausted and cursing the person who passed on their 'flu  on the flight to Cape Town. 
The past week was a busy one spent sorting out finances, shopping and spending time with special friends. The weather was warm but thankfully not too hot with some light rain. The roads in and around Cape Town are undergoing long needed upgrading and I spent a lot of time sitting in traffic queues and developing a love/hate relationship with my hired car.

 I took a few photographs and this one should need no introduction, a view across the bay towards Table Mountain in the evening. A most beautiful setting with a small tablecloth on the mountain.
 African sunsets are awesome and colourful. Whilst eating out with friends at a restaurant with a view the constantly changing sky was quite incredible. Robben Island can just be seen as a dark mass on the horizon in the first picture.

 The final picture is a literally a road to nowhere with a beautiful cloud filled sky, the top of a distant mountain, a rather typical Cape landscape.
My journey home was uneventful other than the excitement of trying to get some medication in Dubai for my now very bad cough but that is another long story.
The letting agents decided that we are a nice family after all and have approved our rental so in mid April we will be moving once again, hopefully for a few years in the same place. I need to get settled and make a living, my soul needs security and a place of peace and quiet to be creative. 
In my week away Spring has sprung, the clocks have been reset to British summer time (which means that we get up in the dark at the moment) and spring flowers are in flower everywhere. I discovered a carpet of wild dog violets just behind the fence, daffodils, narcissus and bright forsythia everywhere. It is something I have always found interesting that flowers have a colour system, lots of yellow in spring with the pinks and purples more prolific in summer and of course all the russet browns and reds in autumn.
Easter weekend is coming up and I am planning an outing for all of us, we need to start discovering the countryside a little more. Work will have to be put on hold for a few days so that everyone can have a break from rather stressful lives.

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.”

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