Bittersweet

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of packing, saying our goodbyes and wrapping up work-related admin. This past weekend was our farewell party, and with our last day as Capetonians quickly approaching I have this bittersweet, mixed feeling of excitement and sadness. I’m very excited about our move and the new opportunities and challenges it will bring, but I’m definitely going to miss Cape Town and our friends here. Yes, we’ll visit (hopefully often!), but we will also miss out on certain celebrations and moments. Birthday parties, engagement parties and just those random, quick kuiers.

A few people have asked me over the last few weeks if I’m ready for the move to Namibia. Whenever I’m asked this question, I feel a bit offended. More because it feels as if people think I’m a city poppie that won’t be able to handle the much slower, low key farm and small town life. I grew up in Kakamas (a small town in the Northern Cape) and while I enjoy the luxury, variety  and glitz and glam that Cape Town has to offer – my roots are nestled in a small town environment. We’ve been living in Cape Town for almost 11 years now, and as much fun as it was – it’s time to move on.

So, as our ‘moving’ (more like ‘leaving’) date is drawing closer, the more we have to say goodbye. I don’t like goodbyes, and it was really tough saying goodbye to our family and friends this weekend. Even though we’re just moving to a town in a neighbouring country that’s a quick 2 hour flight (or 17 hour drive!) – it’s still goodbye. And I think it’s also because it feels like the end of an era. Nevertheless, it’s not farewell – just goodbye for now.

One thing that I do know for sure is that Emma and Lexie are going to LOVE our new house. We’ll have a big yard for them to run around, and weekends we’ll spend on the farm. When we took Emma with us for a visit to Namibia in April last year and she loved gallivanting among the cattle and hunting for bugs on the farm. I’m sure Lexie will fit right in!

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What I’m wearing: Kimono from Mr Price / Black top from Zara / Skinny jeans from China Town / Gold sandals from Poetry / Sunglasses from Vogue 

Bianca and I met up one day to take these photos, and Wakaberry’s mobile serving station was parked in front of Doodles on Blouberg’s beach front. It was a very windy day and it was tricky to handle both dogs, pose and get yoghurt! But, Bianca’s a pro and I think the pics came out beautifully 🙂

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  1. yolandi -

    Alles van die beste vir Namibië!! Eks seker julle gaan die nuwe hoofstuk geniet. Hou ons op hoogte! Veilig ry**

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