Monday, September 14, 2015

3,2,1... Paris!

I have been crocheting the last squares on my granny blanket and all 192 squares are now complete! I am now busy with the border which I hope to finish before I leave for ....Paris! Yes! I fly to Paris on Thursday!! 

I am so excited and busy packing for my dream  adventure! My husband and I are flying to Paris in 3 days!! It has been a dream of mine to travel to Paris! We celebrate 21 years of marriage this month and what an adventure just the two of us are going to have! We are spending a few days in Paris and then we take the train to Provence in the French countryside. We then hire a car and drive through the little towns and make our way down to the coast! I will be away for 2 weeks but when I am back I will post all the pictures of our Paris adventures!

 The beautiful whales are here and we spotted them near Glencairn and watched as they played in the ocean.

It was another beautiful spring day so we took the opportunity to walk on the boardwalk to the Kommetjie lighthouse. All the spring daisies are flowering and it is so pretty.

We decided to spend Sunday together at Kirstenbosch Gardens. We took an picnic lunch and found a shady spot under the trees as it was such a hot spring day! 


 The spring flowers are absolutely beautiful and we had such a fun relaxing time together with the girls before my husband and I fly off to France this week! 


I surprised my girls with a gift before I leave! I bought each of them a fish eye lens which they can  attach to their phones. They had great fun taking pictures at sunset on Kommetjie beach last night.


What adventures are you planning? Where do you dream of travelling to? 

Shirley xx

Friday, September 4, 2015

The sweetest things ...

This is a pattern that is really easy and really fun and relaxing to crochet! I chose lovely "Vanilla",  "Ocean" blue and "Adventurine " blue yarn from Eco - Cotton. 

The circles of blues and cream are just so pretty and remind me so much of waves and my beloved ocean! So calm and peaceful.

It has been a busy week but I managed to sneak in some quick walks on Kommetjie beach. We can just feel summer is on its way! Its such a great feeling! 

 My happy place where I can breathe and relax and soak up the loveliness of this beautiful beach!

Spring is here and the cutest little flowers are popping up everywhere. I took a walk on the Noordhoek common which is bursting with these tiny little flowers!  

Living near this beautiful ocean is our treasure! I leave you with this beautiful quote that a friend shared this week 
"The best things in life are nearest. Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the starts, but do lifes plain, common work as it comes , certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Have a wonderful weekend of creating and loving the sweetest things in life!

Shirley xx