In October I spent a week with my little sister and her boyfriend in Grahamstown. I had a great time with them and met many kind, friendly people.
The town is beautiful and cold in winter and far away from almost everything. It has a lot of churches, a well-known university and hosts the longest running arts festival in South Africa. It’s also in one of the poorest provinces in South Africa and there are big problems with service provision, notably water supply.
Luckily for the townsfolk, there’s a natural spring where all are free to fill up their water bottles. While this hardly solves the structural problems with regard to providing running water to the town, it’s a great place to get to know your neighbours, enjoy the view and take a moment to appreciate our precious natural resources.
My sister and I are both partial to tiny pink speakers.
Greg’s reused bottle garden. Works like a charm.
Seedlings. Tags made from old yoghurt pots - *green halo*.
The view from the spring.
Greg filling up.
Donkey cart. A popular form of local transport.
I think this is a funnel spider web.
Bare trees and blue skies.
Up on a koppie location scouting for Greg’s photography project.
My sister’s dance studio.
You can buy ready made dough at the supermarket. So rad.
The tricorn strawberry.
My FAVOURITE FABRIC IN THE UNIVERSE! Shweshwe from www.dagama.co.za, available at Jacksons in Grahamstown at 101 High Street.
I love my clan.
All pics taken with my Sony Ericsson Xperia using the Retrocamera app.