Have you ever had an experience that you couldn’t possibly describe in words or photos? This is how I feel right now trying to put together this post. When we booked the flights to South Africa, I knew I was going to have to find me some baby Simba’s to get my mitts on. I am not quite sure how I came across them, but while researching for a place to visit lions I stumbled across the Horseback Africa & Lion Walk Tour. I was pretty damn sure I was going to have a great time, but this truly was an experience of a lifetime.
We have had a beautiful first week in South Africa, the second isn’t looking so fabulous with rain forecast for the rest of the week. Seems I have brought the rain along with me here as I am seeing the sunshine updates in the UK, just my luck! We went with Luke’s mum to visit the Voortrekker Monument situated in the Pretoria region.
It was constructed to commemorate the pioneers that travelled from the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854 waaay up to the northern part of South Africa. Looking at the paintings, carvings and tapestry’s inside the monument – it seemed like a tough old ride! More on that on wikipedia if history floats your boat.
Howzit! (That’s what the saffas say). I am currently in sunny South Africa enjoying some well needed vitamin D – look how translucent we are! I am married to a Saffa and 5 years together and 1 Eva, amazingly I have never travelled here before. We are staying with Luke’s family for the 2 weeks that we are here and works out a lot cheaper . We have more money to go out and explore, go shopping and all that good stuff. I made a beeline for the MAC store to stock up on some goodies. The price worked out about 3 quarters the cost of the UK.
I going to be blogging the stuff that I enjoy while I am still here and it’s fresh in my mind. Yesterday we went on a mini safari at the Rietvlei Game Reserve. Luke’s dad gave us a teeny weeny little car to use for the 2 weeks that we are here and it really was put through its paces on the dirt roads. I felt like a proper explorer with my zoom lens hanging out of the window.
I mentioned in my lfw aw14 highlight post that I went backstage at the Kristian Aadnevik show. MoroccanOil UK and Ireland Ambassador Errol Douglas showed me step-by-step how to recreate the late 70s, early 80s bohemian sweep curl. I thought it deserved a post of its very own. There is a visual ‘how to’ directly below, I will post Errol Douglas’s quotes at the end of the post for further instruction.
What is it with girls and their stationary! We seem to be obsessed and it’s something we don’t seem to grow out of. I remember at the beginning of each new term scouring the stationery shops for a whole new collection to proudly display on my desk.
I only planned to attend LFW on the weekend this February. I had trouble with trains from Surrey on Sunday morning so in the end, I only managed to go for a day and a bit. Other than that I streamed the shows on my laptop in the comfort of my own home and I will do a round up of my favourite collections.
Personally I don’t think I will physically be going to many catwalk shows in future. There really is no need. Vogue & Style.com cover them just fine. My focus will be on the presentations from now on. I actually think bloggers do a better job on them. If I haven’t attended a presentation I will always go to a blogger for the coverage.
I have decided to only physically go to London Fashion week on Saturday & Sunday this February. The rest of the time I will be streaming (probably from my bed). I am hosting the video here for the entirety of LFW Live. The video will automatically update for each show. Here is the AW14 show schedule for your viewing pleasure:
We moved to the sticks about 3 years ago in north Surrey. If we want to enjoy the countryside around us, it pays to have suitable footwear! Today we went for a Sunday walk around the Horsley Park estate. I thought it was time for another mother/daughter style post and to put our Sorel boots to good use.