Mine was relaxing. We had the requisite load shedding on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday there was none. I took my niece horse riding and it was lovely out in the open spaces amongst the plots, sleepy almost. The flies were abundant though and very persistent, buzzing and landing on my forearms like ten-ton trucks on wings. They felt heavy, it must all the horse manure that they feast on… :-0
My niece has lots of work on her plate, she’s doing the International Baccalaureate (IB) and from Grade 11 it’s like a prep for ‘varsity. I don’t remember my Grade 11 or 12 being so onerous. I helped her visualise her work on a Kanban system to help her better manage it – there ‘s a wonderful sense of satisfaction when one task is moved into the “Done” column. She’s experienced it already and its motivational characteristics.
We’ve been blessed to have wonderful moderate weather in the highveld. It’s autumn and it’s still short sleeve and swimming weather. The gardens are still lush due to all the recent rains.
Our international coach camp this year is in Marrakesh. Neither Che or me have been to Morocco! I confess that it wasn’t on my list of places to visit, but now that we’re going there we’re taking the opportunity to explore. I’ve just done the bookings, flights and Airbnbs for our holiday portion after the coach camp.
So we’ll explore Marrakesh, take the train to Casablanca and explore that city. Then we’ll fly to Lisbon where we’ll spend time with family exploring there too – there is no end to my exploration of Lisbon, I love it there. Then it’s off to Istanbul to spend 3 days there before flying back home to South Africa! Now I’m looking forward to it.
Che and will use our backpacks again. This time due to time pressure we’re not doing the G-Adventures thing but crafting our own adventures. We have some research to do. I’m already following a few Marrakech and Morocco accounts on Instagram, now to follow Casablanca accounts to get an idea of what to visit.
If you have any tips for touristing in Morocco please share.
Ghent is a veritable Venice of northern Europe with its beautiful canals, waterside residences and boats that trawl the waterways. It’s such a picturesque town that all photos look good.
Post prepared for Second Wind, Leisure Perspectives – Sunday Stills: Water. Click on the link for more entries.
The seven-day black & white photo challenge is doing the rounds on Facebook, and I took up the challenge. If you haven’t come across it yet, it is about posting a photo of your life each day for seven days. No photos of people. No commentary. Challenge someone new each day.
Day 1, a spring leaf…
Day 2, spinach growing in our garden. I planted it last summer and it survived the winter. Tender bright green leaves are growing again.
Day 3, I submitted my social entrepreneurship assignment, on time!
Day 4 I was in Cape Town. Don’t you just love how neatly the luggage trolleys stack into each other?
Day 5, book order arrived. I ordered it months ago and had given up on it when it arrived! Relieved and glad.
Day 6, shopping at the mall. It’s located on a high and is a beautiful vantage point over the valley.
Day 7, today, and the first cup of coffee I posted. Americano with cold milk. It’s so easy for me to post a cup of coffee! I held out until day 7.
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