Helloooo there beautiful people! ☺🌼
I really do hope that you’ve all been well. ♥
I can’t believe we’re more than halfway through the year! Like what, where has the time gone?!
I’ve been doing a lot of reflection over the past couple of months. This year has been an adventure overall, a blessing in so many ways! But it also feels as if a huge question mark has been cast over my life. Am I living life the way I should? The way I want to? What is the happy medium between the two? Or maybe there’s just something about your twenties that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of an endless midlife crisis lol.
One of the things I am most thankful for is for is health. My health has been something of a nuisance this year. After spending a majority of the year feeling ill, dizzy, light headed, short of breath, heavy as lead, I found out that the culprits were both Anaemia (Iron deficiency, not enough red blood cells therefore not enough oxygen circulation in your body) and Vertigo (nausea and intense dizzy spells even while standing still, sitting or lying down). I got my blood test results recently and my Iron levels are back up after four months of taking supplements, and now I have medication that takes care of vertigo too!
If anything, it was also just a reminder of how fragile we are as human beings.
During the last week of July (the 28th) we celebrated my Mom’s birthday! 🎈 🎉 And what a magical weekend it was!
We set out for a weekend away to Port Alfred (a little river-side town not too far from P.E.).
While there we stayed at My Pond hotel.
I cannot tell you how amazing it was to get away from the city and just relax without having to see all the distractions and stresses of home (as much as I love P.E. with all my heart).
We had our afternoon tea at Ocean Basket (they have the most divine Chocolate lava cake, you will diiieee over how good it is)! I’d have taken a picture of it but I took one of the cute ginger cat instead lol, cat lovers you’ll understand ♥
We then had dinner at a cosy little bistro called The Penny Farthing! The waiters were so great, and it had such a relaxed atmosphere. We’re told the place is usually packed during holiday season so we’re lucky we came at a time we could actually have a table to ourselves!
I wonder what life in such a small town is like. I feel like as a visitor, you always see a place from a completely different perspective from someone who actually lives there.
The next morning after breakfast and a last walk along the lake, we checked out…
…and stopped by The Halyards hotel docks…
Then on to the little town of Bathurst we went! It honestly looked like place straight out of a picture book.
For some reason this farm reminded me of Anne of Green Gables (please tell me you’ve watched Anne with an E oh my gaaa!!!!! Recently finished the book and it was honestly so perfect I don’t understand how I didn’t read it SOONER, I’ve never related to a fictional character so much)!
We then visited The Giant Pineapple! Yup, Bathurst is home to the world’s biggest constructed pineapple so you have to have to visit and get a picture while there 🙂 It sits in the middle of a pineapple farm.
What’s in the giant pineapple itself? More pineapples, lol. Not just actual pineapples, but pineapple merchandise like fridge magnets and bookmarks, and a little museum about the history of the area as well.
Our trip ended sitting by the fire at my Mom’s friend’s house in Grahamstown catching up over an amazing lunch before heading back to P.E. just in time for the 5:30pm church service.
The Eastern Cape truly is a gem. ✨
Where do you live and what are your fave holiday spots? 🌌✨🍃