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Cape Town – an illustrated poem

Cape Town an Illustrated poem book cover

I’ve spent the last week being a tourist in my own city. In Cape Town it’s really not hard to be a tourist every day with new shops, pop-up stores, events, markets and simple scenic drives just a stone’s throw away. Appreciating the incredible beauty this city has to offer got me hunting for a very special book I bought not too long ago. It’s called Cape Town – an illustrated poem by Julia Grey.

I bought this book after I heard Julia Grey speak at my high school, to be honest, I can’t remember what she said, but I do remember thinking that I had to get her book. The book is a work of art in itself. Grey is a graduate of Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT in Cape Town. The book started as a holiday project in her second year of studies in 2002. It continued to grow and when she graduated she took the step to publish it. The book is a journey of self-discovery and impressions of a young person living in Cape Town at the time.

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Lovely Blogs (Part 1)

I’m new to the world of blogging. I’m not even in ‘blogging kindergarten’ yet. The most important and valuable thing I’ve learnt so far is to read other blogs. Look at what the pros are doing. I find it inspiring and something to work towards. I read A LOT of lovely blogs and my email feed is jam packed with newsletters. It’s been helpful on this little project of mine.

In this post I thought I would share some of my favourite and inspirational blogs. Perhaps you know some of them, perhaps you don’t. In any case, these are my favourites. Let’s start with a proudly South African one!

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