Three Months


Today was the day..

We celebrated 3 months in our new home.

The day dawned still and fresh. We slept in and then walked to the village for some supplies.

After breakfast, we spent the morning at home. I had some work to do.

In the afternoon, we walked down to the Sushi restaurant and bought take away sushi for 4. Dinner was delicious and filling. Julian and David chilling on the couches…

Mike on his cell phone…


There are a number of things we did not expect when we moved in…

  1. We didn’t imagine that the expansive view would result in feeling so much closer to nature and the weather.
  2. Living so close to the mountain would be such a pleasure.
  3. Being so high would result in it being cooler up here especially on warm summer days.
  4. The bird life is amazing. Apart from the birds which come to the nectar bottles, we get a great deal of pleasure from passing sea gulls and the swarms of cormorants. We didn’t see that coming.
  5. I didn’t expect to walk so much.
  6. I didn’t expect that there would always be something outside to watch –  today it was a yacht towing an inflatable boat across the bay. There was also a massive speedboat speeding towards Simon’s Town.  Then I saw some newly weds having their photos taken on the rocks off the cat walk. There are often divers in the sea just off shore. Sometimes there are seals, or the birds busy feeding, or yachts or navy boats or helicopters. And an endless number of surf-skis and fishing boats.
  7. I didn’t expect to feel like we’re on holiday so often.
  8. The city lights at night are always spectacular.
  9. I never expected to sit outside on the balcony so much. I can do this several times a day even when the wind is blowing.
  10. I didn’t expect to get used to the stairs so quickly. Because we are walking so much, my legs have got conditioned to going up stairs. When we walk to Fish Hoek, most times we only have 177 steps to climb to get home, that’s if we go up Sunny Cove steps. It’s 242 if we come home via Echo Steps. That includes our 83.

Some of the stairs taken from our side balcony…the stairs of course are the compromise and it’s fine while we are healthy and able, so we’ll keep walking them for as long as possible.

I feel humbled and privileged both at the same time.

We still have a long way to go with landscaping, but we’ll get there eventually. In the meantime, we are enjoying each day.

Romans 5:1

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


The best is yet to come.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you!

In His Grip.

Helga xx 🙂

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