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Champagne days.

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A champagne day. Picture taken from Sir Lowry’s Pass.

Today was, what I call, a champagne day.

To try and explain that – it is a special day, in terms of the ‘feels’. It is a clear day with blue skies. There is a slight bite in the air, but the sun is shining brightly. You can breathe deeper than normal, because the wind that blew yesterday, had gotten rid of all the filth in the air. You feel like dancing, but you don’t, so there is a special spring in your step. It feels like you can single handedly change the world. You feel happy and bouncy for absolutely no reason.

I know the picture (above) is not as crisp as the air was, but there is often a slight haze in the air close to the sea, but that does not detract from the beauty of the day.

Normally when I drive along this road (the N2, between Grabouw and Cape Town), I am focused on my destination. Today I just had to stop at the top of Sir Lowry’s Pass, at the look out point, to just take in the beauty before me, and of course, take a picture. When you stop there, you look back toward False Bay, and the town called Strand, with Muizenberg and Fish Hoek in the far distance. It is an iconic drive, and one you have to do when you come to Cape Town, along with Chapman’s Peak Drive, and the road out of Gordons’ Bay on the R44 past Rooiels, Pringle Bay and Kleinmond. Not to forget driving over the Du Toit’s Kloof Pass with endless views back towards Cape Town.

The view from Chapman’s Peak Drive.

But, I digress. My point is – I’ve had a champagne day. A bubbly kind of day. Happy. Feel good. Do you know what I mean? Nothing special happened, I went to fetch my mom from my son’s place and drove straight back (about 300kms in all), but I just felt good, and the day was a beaut, and all in all I’m a happy old gal.

What a good way to start the weekend, don’t you think? 😀

I wish you a wonderful weekend, and a champagne day or two in your near future! 🙂

Sunday, and the sun is shining!

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This part of the garden catching some morning sun.

After a week of dark days, wind and rain, today the sun is shining!

You know by now that I love rainy days, but somehow when you wake up and the sun is shining, it does make you want to smile! I will go out in a short while, and do my ‘earthing’, as I haven’t been able to do it for a few days. Maybe that is why I woke up with a blinding headache this morning…

After many years of raising children and working through pain and illness to be there for the kids, as a mother does, I’ve come to realize that it is also very necessary to look after yourself. So I got up, took some pain tablets (not ideal, I know ), and got back into bed for a while. After the headache eased up, I started my day slow and steady.

Now, I feel that I am ready for what this beautiful day has to offer!

Daisies and nasturtiums basking in the sun.
The bees are going crazy in the lavender – see one of them bottom centre (they move so fast, I couldn’t get it in focus.)
Couldn’t resist adding this one too…

So, I went outside, enjoyed some sun on my back and toes in the grass, and took some pictures so you can have a bit of sunshine too, wherever you are! 😀

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and until next time, take good care of yourself! 🙂