One World and We all Connected

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Over the last few days, I have visited the airport three times to say goodbye to friends and family all embarking on separate travels off to America and Europe. With my travels coming soon too I realised how small this world is a few hours and many borders may separate us but with the ever evolving technology at our finger tips it doesn’t feel like we that far apart at all.

I have always been fascinated by travel and meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and learning new things. The journey that lead me to this point in my life where I sit looking at my room I have had most of my life and waiting on boxes to start packing and throwing things out actually brings a sadness to my heart.

Life as I know it  is going to drastically change and I still don’t think it has really sunk in but I am so ready for this next season in my life and brave is what I need to be to endure the next few months as China becomes my new home.

The things I will miss the most is the comforts of the familiarity, being able to jump in my car and know where I am going is going to be a thing of the past. Missing out on special once off moments will be sad. The fact that I won’t be here to cheer Courteney on as she competes in her dance competitions not seeing her battle through her final year of school not being here for her Matric balls and family weddings I will miss those moments the most.

It’s strange to think this is my last two weeks in Cape Town for a while, and the journey that lies ahead is one scary, but exciting journey that has taught me to work hard have patience and see things through. The real test is yet to come, but that’s an entirely new post for another day.

Peace love and Happiness

Cherry ♥

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Being a Tourist in my own Backyard…

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This past weekend Cape Town was showing off giving everyone a taste of summer and then it hit me; I will not be here for Cape Town summer…… tear. Thank you Cape Town for giving me the perfect winter sun to do everything I am going to miss.

Now that I am leaving my home town, and my friend from France is down, it has been a great treat taking him to all the beauty spots around, and as it’s his first time seeing this, it will be my last for awhile. How ironic, as he says ‘hello,’ I say ‘goodbye.’ As most of you would know, if you’ve ever taken a visitor around, it’s always amazing to see things through their eyes. It makes me appreciate my town and my way of life so much more, as we often take these simple things for granted going about our day-to-day life.

So, first stop was lunch with the family at Rhodes Memorial, while Stacey took our Frenchman to Robben Island. They met up with us after the trip. The sun was shining bright the food at the little restaurant is pretty good too and begs a visit. It was buzzing with foreigners and families enjoying a day out and it’s an awesome place to have a little picnic and hike with amazing views over the city. I could sit there all day and reflect on life…

Then the next stop was Signal Hill to watch the sunset. It was bustling with people from all over the world just hearing accents echo as you walk past. It is also a popular spot for paragliding. Watching them take off and glide into the air was fun. We caught a pretty spectacular sunset which concluded an amazing day out. I love doing things like this but normally I get caught up with the day-to-day grind of life and never truly get to enjoy the beauty all around.

Sunday was another smoking hot day, and we headed to the Campsbay beach. I was surprised by how many people were swimming and had to remind myself it’s still winter lol Feet in the sand, toes touching the icy cold water sending shock waves through your body and tanning in the sun.
It is sharing special moments like these with friends and family that I will miss the most. No better way to end the day with a proper South African Braai if this Frenchman is not in a hurry to come back then I don’t know lol. This was my definition of a great summer weekend.

This weekend made me appreciate this beautiful city I have lived in my entire life and the fact that I am privileged to experience these things some people may never see or do.

I truly recommend coming to Cape Town in the Summer one trip I know you will never forget if you have not visited before.( its not my bias opinion I promise lol)

Hope you enjoy my explore Cape Town post as a little look into life here. Now that I am off I have more time to explore before I leave.

Let me know what you love about your city

Peace LOVE and Happiness

CHERRY

 

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One door Closes another Door Opens

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I have been rather quiet over the last few days only because I had so much admin to take care of with me finishing off work this week.
It’s officially my last day today, and I am bursting with excitement for my unknown future but a little sad to be leaving too.
After my dreadful ending with my first real job this place took me in and everyone, was so nice. I learnt a lot about life in the Social Media world and digital.

Cherryhearts was born here, and I learnt so much about me and the person I want to be. I know I will never have everything figured out, but I realised that it’s not for me to know, it is for God to know and as long as I keep trusting him the right doors will open.
I have two and bit weeks before I head on out of this Country and many loose ends to tie up, friends and family to say goodbye to. I know this is the right step for me right now, and I am full of excitement anxiousness and adventurous feelings for the future.

So today I say goodbye to the world as I know it for the last year and 7 months. I wish my colleagues and people I have met along the way well for their futures and most importantly thank you to my readers for reading and my family for the support.

This blog ain’t going anywhere focus may change here and there, but you are all coming with me to see lands unseen and adventures waiting to have.

So I guess this is the part of the post where I should say something profound or end with a quote of famous words said a thousand times.

All I can truly say is life is what you make of it, and the stormy days will come but as long as you living there Is always hope.(profound enough lol) You are capable of doing anything you put your mind too even if it is relocating your life and starting over it is never too late to do something that truly makes you happy.

I am about to embark on the scariest thing I have ever done but in order to grow you need to test yourself.( may the force be with me)

I will end by saying One door closes another door is about to open….

Peace LOVE and Happiness

CHERRY

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Liebster Award – Discover New Blogs

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The lovely Lady  Tamlyn Jacobus from PaintinginPink check blog out now… what you waiting for go now …. She has nominated me for a Liebster Award Thank You so much Doll.

11 Random Facts about me

1 I have Scoliosis ( skew spine)

2 I have really bad eyes and cannot drive without Specs or contacts it stated on my drivers license.

3 favourite  colour is purple

4 I am sucker for fresh baked bread

5 Caramel anything is my sweet tooth crave

6 I used to be coca cola addict

7 I hate the gym

8 I secretly wish I was flat chested ( big boob problems)

9 I had a breast reduction that didn’t work

10 I am moving to China

11  I am an old school romantic at heart.

 

1 When did you first discover your LOVE for blogging/writing? I loved creative writing but I am the worst speller so that stopped me       for many years.  Then last year when I started CherryHearts  and just started writing secretly  from the heart about everything and anything it felt so right and I became more in love with writing  with every post.

2. What is your favourite nail polish colour? Coral

3. Do you have a favourite cosmetics BRAND? Mac

4. MAKE-UP pet peeve? When people put too much base on and you can see it. #Cakeface

5. Heels or flats? I wear more flats but I buy more heels ( does that even make sense)

6. If you could choose one item to wear for the rest of your life would you choose a skirt, dress, pants or shorts? Dress

7. When you’re not blogging, what do you get up to? Either I am eating out with friends or watching series

8. What is the one product you cannot LEAVE the house without? Its my cellphone does that count

9. Do you remember your first COSMETIC purchase? It was most likely nail polish I had a thing for them growing up.

10. Who do you take style inspiration from? The series Gossip Girl was a big style inspiration to me loved watching it for the fashion. I also love Song of Style Aimee Song’s style and Jenn Im from clothesencounters

11. Which one do you prefer nude or smokey? Smoky ( but I hardly ever wear make up)

 

Rules:

  1. You must link back to the PERSON who nominated you.
  2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee BEFORE you.
  3. You must list 11 random/fun facts about yourself.
  4. You must pick 11 nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions.
  5. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
  6. You must let the people you nominate know they have been nominated

Question Time for you:

  1. What Inspired your blog?
  2. A book or movie that changed your life?
  3. What do you love about fashion?
  4. What is your favourite pastime activity?
  5. Favourite musician?
  6. One thing that you can not live without.
  7. What’s on the top of your bucket list?
  8. Where is your next travel destination?
  9. What is your Favourite food of all time?
  10. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
  11. What is your favourite quote to live by?

My Nominees are: ( Not sure if they have  less than 200 followers so rule number 4 may be broken sorry)

  1. http://telmasimplelovesblog.wordpress.com/
  2. http://www.channichic.blogspot.com/
  3. http://www.citygirlsearching.com/
  4. http://originalcopiesblogdotcom.wordpress.com
  5. http://voodoochildlaw.blogspot.com/
  6. http://makeorbreakadvise.wordpress.com/
  7. http://mels-corner.blogspot.com/
  8. http://thegirlinaconverse.wordpress.com/
  9. http://suitcasesandlattes.com/
  10. http://saajida.co.za/
  11. http://jennajaylange.com/

Peace love and Happiness

Cherry ♥