“Mommy! Is this how big the world is?!”

– Her disbelief was palpable. Having just arrived at¬†Chapman’s Peak view point, overlooking the vast ocean, her four year old eyes and mind¬†were clearly and completely dumbfounded.

“If you don’t have time to strain your tea twice, you shouldn’t start at all.”

He spoke slowly, methodically, as if his words were part of the straining process. I was sitting in a tea-tasting class in O’ways Teacafe (go there). As he spoke, I felt a lump in my throat – the kind of lump that comes with conviction. I had been living life too fast. After recently getting back from a month-long adventure overseas, I somehow hadn’t found the time to reflect, look through photos or even remember why I went in the first place. Life has a way of carrying on like that. Continue reading →