You can say what you like about Instagram – how pretentious it is, how fake with all its silly filters and instamatic tilt-shift. How it encourages this weird nostalgia we constantly feel for times we never even experienced ourselves.
But, you know what? I really like it. And think it’s one of the most fun and creative ways to share the way we see the world.
I tend to Instagram up a storm when I feel inspired by things happening around me. So, thought I’d share a few of my favourite shots from the past few months or so…
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A grand old car spotted on an icy cold day in Woodstock. My friend, Dawid and I were on a mission to find Madiba-related street art. We didn’t find much, but did spot this beauty and also popped into a house viewing 🙂
Sunday night supper at Jerusha’s
house. She knows I like Alpacas, so she made an Alpaca pie… okay, it was a chicken pie, but she put an alpaca on top! How cool?
I got a gorgeous notebook from my cousin, Fi, for my birthday in December. Started using it recently and found the beautiful note she’d written me inside. So special.
Marli and I went out for a lunch stroll one day and decided to buy some flowers to brighten up our office desks. Inspiring, no?
I finally got that pixie cut I always wanted at my favourite hair salon in the whole world – Fox and Vixen in Kloof Street. I highly recommend their services.
I caught a lift to Betty’s Bay with Jana one weekend when she was on her way to Hermanus. On the way back to Cape Town we stopped in Gordon’s Bay for ice cream. It was windy and wild and we ended up with ice cream in our hair. But all worth it in the end!
On one of our routine visits to Deluxe, Imar
made friends with this cutie. Think it had something to do with the ham sandwiches he was eating… hmmm.
Jana and Sofia in Kalk Bay. We went to ‘Excuse my French’ for crepes and coffee to celebrate Sofia’s birthday.
These guys are always causing such a racket at my complex.
One Thursday afternoon in early August the weather was sublime and I simply HAD to go to the beach. Convinced Imar and Tamara to join me and these three guys just made a pretty picture as the sun set spectacularly.
How cute is this place? Definitely recommend the Nutella pancake at Excuse my French in Kalk Bay.
Marli and Bronwyn having the BEST time at Pirates in Plumstead. We went there for Ockert’s birthday and this dude was doing a little gig, singing golden oldie sing-alongs. It was great!
These are the Proteas in the front garden of our Betty’s Bay house. My mother’s pride and joy. Just look at the way the light catches them.
The tumble dryer is Sandokan’s safe place. He always gets in there when the wind’s howling outside. My parents have even made a little bed in there for him. Wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the machine’s soul purpose right now. They love that cat.
The view from the office window behind my back one dreary day. Divine.
Driving back from Oupa’s memorial service in Heidelberg, we caught the Hex River Valley in its full Autumn regalia.
Rusty is a clever cat. Just watch him file
An SAA boarding pass I found in one of my mom’s old albums. How vintage! It’s even for the non-smoking section. Imagine people smoking on planes!!
A Sunday morning selfie with Sandokan. At this point I didn’t realise it yet, but he was actually feeling terribly sick. For a little while we didn’t know if he’d survive the day. He was moaning, groaning and wouldn’t get up off my bed for close on 24 hours. We monitored him closely, trying to avoid the costs of taking him to a vet over a long weekend. Fortunately he recovered quite well and the mystery of his sickness was solved when we found a half-eaten frog close to his food bowls. Must have been a poisonous one.
Met this donkey at Dassiesfontein near Caledon on a roadtrip around the Cape Country Meander. So cute!
A little something I like to call golden hour in my flat. The sun slants in just so as it sets over the sea and it feels like a magical place. (Especially if it’s tidy)