home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

It is my birthday today. A significant number though not one of the BIG ones. Seems big enough to me though. So I am going to indulge in a bit of nostalgia today. This photo is from a place I used to live in, a place I used to love and where I spent several years with my then young family, the youngest of which was born just a few miles further along the coast from here – he is older now than I was then.

Muizenberg is my favourite beach in the entire world. I might be slightly biased as it was my home for several years and I lived only a 5 minute walk away from this beautiful white sandy beach with its iconic beach-huts; a favourite beach with surfers with stunning views across False Bay to Cape Point. It was a dream location with the added bonus of seeing whales in the bay during the winter. A sight I shall never forget no matter how old I am.

Published by


I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. I have a temp sitting opposite me at work who’s moved from Cape Town a few weeks ago. She misses it badly but didn’t feel safe any more.

    1. It is a place which is very hard to forget, so beautiful, but living behind barbed wire and with security guards isn’t a good way to have to live.

  2. I just said Happy Birthday on your post about dancing in the rain, so I will say it again here. I hope you had a lovely day. I’m catching up on my reading after being away with friends at the beach and in Canberra.

    1. Were you at the Floriade? Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a lovely day eventually. Birthdays don’t normally bother me, but for some reason this year it made me feel a bit down.

        1. SOooo many tulips in different shapes and sizes and colours. It is difficult to choose. I have gone for a new collection this year, see how they fare!

Comments are closed.