Hello again

Wow - it has officially been 6 months and 14 days since I last said anything here… and man oh man has a lot happenend!

The gist of it is I want to start writing here again because its fun and the whole point was to keep a record of some parts of my life (sorry future kids looking back here about the gap!)…

So to summarise the last little while:
(more or less in order and with bullet points because why not)

  • Curtis and I got engaged! Which should mean we are into the full swing of wedding planning… but we're not :)
  • My best friend came home from studying in Oxford and we went on fantastic trip to the Kruger which I have not spent nearly enough time in!
  • I graduated and am now qualified to be a civil engineer (which I am not currently pursuing).
  • We went on a fantastic holiday over Christmas in the form of a road trip style coastal adventure staying with friends and family along the way. 
  • Curtis and I finally live in the same city again (although it feels like the first time because he moved to Pretoria just a couple of weeks after we started dating, so that doesn't count)
  • AND we are under the same roof which has been the best thing ever  - it feels like christmas everyday coming home to such a wonderful face and not having to wait until the weekend! We moved into a wonderful little house in a place called Cosmo City which is a bit more West then either of us are used to but we are certainly enjoying discovering the gems of this side of Joburg!
  • Ummm I guess thats all the big big news - but in other, smaller news we have got totally into the world of preserving and home-making essentials (ok maybe essentials is a stretch but we are definitely enjoying the wonders of home making); so far the list includes peach chutney, vanilla extract, coconut butter, tomato chutney, pomegranate syrup, bread, pickled aubergines and grape & nectarine butter (currently simmering away on the stove as I type)…

I am sure many pictures of the above events will sneak in here at some point but for now this picture will have to suffice - taken after a wonderful family engagement celebration!