The other night at 2am this morning, for some reason, I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep as my mind was ticking. So much so, that I got thinking about Eye, Heart and Travel in my life at the moment, and drafted this blog post in my mind. [Yes, I’m weird like that.]
My eye for copywriting and proof-reading is improving by the day. I’m learning that, you know, that it’s OK in marketing to write really long sentences in a casual tone, as long as you insert a suitable number of commas.
I am surrounded by talented, smart creatives who are great to work with. I am really enjoying being a part of a team of fun, friendly people who are pushing the boundaries in the digital marketing industry.
The cliché ‘home is where the heart is’ is so true. It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy inside when I admire the familiar Cape Town city landscape, the sunset and sunrise skies that make me smile, and of course, Table Mountain.
It’s comforting to know that my family are a short drive away and we can meet for weekly family dinners where my Dad cooks something amazing from the Tim Noakes recipe book and makes sure that our glasses are filled with red wine. On Sunday, I watched the French Open Men’s Final on my parents’ couch with the dogs and cat sitting on and around me, keeping me warm. Yes, I’m grateful for the small things.
It’s so great to be home in Cape Town, even though it is full-on winter here. I am wrapped up like an Eskimo in multiple layers, a fluffy scarf and my little gloves from Peru’s Inca Trail. The hail on my car windscreen and post-shower rainbows are, however, a novelty.
But let’s be honest, I will always have that travel itch. There is so much of South Africa that I haven’t explored ever or for a very long time so I’m heading up to Johannesburg this long weekend.
For the past three years, I have been promising old school, university and travel friends that I will visit them in Jozi. I’ve finally got my act together and am flying up to Joburg with my brother, Mike, and close friend, Alex. We booked tickets months ago for Armin van Buuren‘s world tour concert, Intense, and we can’t wait to ‘squeak some takkie’ to Armin’s top quality beats.
Our host, tour guide and close friend, Lou, is also planning some touristy things for us to do too, such as the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, dinner at the Wolf Pack and a boxing class in Maboneng. I’m looking forward to rediscovering one of South Africa’s top cities and will obviously blog about what we get up to.
I’m daydreaming about that beer at Cape Town International airport on Friday afternoon.