I have some big news! We are heading back to South Africa at the beginning of August!
I can’t tell you how excited we are!
We’ve been away for 10 years in total! In 2007 we got married on a Thursday, I graduated from University on the Friday and on the Sunday we left to go and teach English in Taiwan for a year.
After a year teaching in Taiwan (it was a great experience!) we came to Dubai – thinking it would be just for a year or two! 9 years later, here we still are!
We were never supposed to be gone this long, it’s just how it ended up. But we are so ready to go back home.
Though Cape Town is really our home base in South Africa, we’ve decided to mix it up a bit and we’re moving to a small surfing town called Jeffreys Bay. It’s home to one of the best surfing waves in the world.
After 10 years of city life, we are so ready for some slow paced small town living. I’m so ready for ‘rush hour’ to mean ‘about 10 minutes where there are a few more cars on the road’ rather than the 6 lane high-speed highways and all day rush hours of city life.
We’re planning to get active on instagram stories and share little bits and pieces of our new life in South Africa, and of course I’ll post some pics on these round up posts here and there too. For now, here’s a couple of pics of Jeffreys Bay from our last SA trip which is when we chose Jeffreys Bay as the place we wanted to be!
So, how about those recipes we posted in June then!
1. Vegan Carrot Soup // 2. Oreo Milkshake // 3. Vegan Blueberry Waffles // 4. Vegan Chocolate Donuts // 5. Vegan Cornbread Muffins // 6. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars (Bounty Bars) // 7. Vegan Banana Cake // 8. Vegan Peanut Butter Pie
Any favorites for you? Let us know! I’m pretty darn crazy about that carrot soup! And that banana cake? What a winner!
COMING UP IN JULY
I couldn’t be more excited about the yummy recipes in store for July! Here’s a peek at two of them! Some fabulous vegan coffee cupcakes and some delightful chocolate fudge!
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
We’re busy re-watching our way through the entire 7 seasons of ‘The Good Wife’ on Netflix. Oh I love this show! Well worth a watch and then a re-watch too!
We started watching ‘House of Cards’, and even though we have already watched 4 seasons of it, we were just not feeling season 5 and abandoned it. I might try again in a different mood. I think it’s just too grim, the characters are just too darn evil!
We watched ‘Orange Is The New Black’ season 5 and that was some good (addictive) viewing!
And then ‘Glow’ – a new series on Netflix is just wonderful! Glow stands for the ‘Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling!’ It’s heaps of fun.
The body-image documentary ‘Embrace’ is now on Netflix and this is a must-watch! Get all your girlfriends together, get out the popcorn and have a screening. This is a wonderfully uplifting documentary that every women should see.
WHAT WE’RE READING
I’m busy reading ‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body‘ by Roxanne Gay (affiliate link). And it’s a beautifully written, highly relatable, heartrending story. Highly recommended. I am definitely going to read everything else this writer has ever written!
FRANKIE AND ERNIE
They have their custom built airplane travel box that is nice and roomy on each side, they each have their own side but they can see each other across the middle bit. So I’m hoping this will be comforting to them on their long flight to South Africa! This is going to be a traumatic experience for them no doubt (I wish we could explain it all to them!) but I’m thinking their new house on the other side and all the cuddles in store for them will make it all worthwhile!
So that’s all from us! Happy 4th July to all our American readers, hope you have a lovely celebration day tomorrow!