2013, unlike 2011 and 2012, didn’t involve any overseas travels, but it doesn’t mean that regular life wasn’t filled with beautiful scenery and unexpected moments. And thanks to my eventual acquisition of a decent smartphone, I now reveled in the joy of always having a camera with me. I joined Instagram in late 2012 (follow me at missmouissie if you wish) and have shared some snippets of my life on this platform. These blogs are a salute to my favourite scenes snapped with my phone … and proof that day to day life can be extraordinary.
In December 2012, I went on a much-anticipated camping excursion with friends in the Cederberg. This is the view heading up to Sanddrif.
One of the publishing companies I work for is based in Observatory and on my walk from the train station I often pass some friendly neighbourhood kitties. This one is a regular favourite and likes to follow me down the road, wanting more affection.
I spotted this little guy (he really is about 1cm big!) on the kitchen windowsill at my parents’ house.
The paved square just outside Cape Town station is a popular spot for these guys to hang out. I liked the haphazard but also arranged pattern they made.
Freelance design also sent me to another part of Town, namely near the Company Gardens. One sunny day I took this shot of the National Gallery when I went for an outside lunch excursion.
Our friends Simon and Christine got married in April and we took some of the table decorations home (with permission of course). I love the simple beauty of these tulips.
Publishing revolves around deadlines, which sometimes means getting to work at the crack of dawn. I work on the 4th floor of this building and despite the early morning arrival, I thought the transition from night lights to early daytime was rather pretty.
I use our local train system to get to and from work every day. Sometimes during the year I see some stunning sunrises from the platform.
Cape Town station area again, but this time a view of Table Mountain sporting her soft tablecloth.
In August 2013, we roadtripped up to Lambert’s Bay for friends’ wedding. Emma and I stopped to run around in the West Coast blooms like proper hippies.
2013 was a wet winter – often at the most bizarre times. This was the rainy view from my flat window.
I also went to a couple of birthday parties in 2013. This one was at Fat Cactus in Town. I liked the colours and textures. And his hat.
Some graffiti visible from the train en route to Cape Town. Blue, red, black, white and green.
Claremont main road on a Friday or Saturday night when I went out dancing with my younger friends …