Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Knysna South Africa..Rested and ready for new adventures
I had planned this holiday carefully knowing that Andrew and I would be celebrating our Birthdays there. I could not have wished for a more thrilling, peaceful, inspiring holiday. I believe one finds places good for ones soul. We are not big on vacations. Our home is our place to find peace and rest but this experience truly lifted spirits and helped us gather new paths. There are about 18 homes that take pride of place on the shores of the Knysna heads. The home we stayed in reminded me of an old french villa in Europe. Bougainvillea creepers, sun, bathing, long walks, lazy hot days lying and reading on an old day bed and treasure finding filled our days. Please note the "Bugmans" treasure find....Spot the starfish~!.... We visited organic markets and handmade craft markets. A hippie influence in the air lured me into buying a few African sarongs which I now wrap around myself in my home. I took great joy in seeing my children play in a natural environment. At low tide , the lagoon would be a treasure finders paradise. Sand for a kilometer out...When the tide came in, the ocean water would be hip height..just perfect for swimming. I just adored the old kitchen. Wooden floored, an old AGA. Brogan baked non stop. The bedrooms were quaint and arty. The verandah reminded me of my homeland Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). The view of the lagoon totally breathtaking...Well dear friends I hope I have painted a picture of true beauty. South Africa has to be one of the most beautiful places on Our Earth.
I have also come back with news of closing my Etsy shop. I have loved every minute of creating for everyone. I know that this shop was my creative outlet. I grasp onto the new adventure ahead of me. Focusing on my young family and spending my time knitting and creating for them. I will continue with my trading shop as I feel this is the future. I will be adding some treasures soon. I too have a new found energy for healthier eating. Raw food eating is what is occupying my attention now. What a journey. Andrew and I have enrolled ourselves for the Raw food cooking course and boy I cannot wait . We are wanting to take a few days to spend in Knysna again soon to complete a bread making course too. I feel completely inspired. Its also lovely to be back.
A happy happy day to you all