Yesterday was our 2nd full day in the Berg, and also our 2nd day of real, real summer sun - eish - at last a summer tan!! BLISS!!! After the rainfall we’ve had thus far back home (I’m led to believe that it is 50% up on last year’s rainfall), dotted with the odd days of sun here and there, this REAL summer weather has just been so welcome, especially for the sake of the kids being able to take full advantage of all the outdoor activities and enjoying nature at it’s best.
But I will say this of the RAIN….our surroundings here are proof of how wonderful rain can be for the environment after a dry winter. So needless to say, our drive to the Berg on Friday was filled with "oooh's" and "aahhh's" as we took in the beauty of the Berg like we have never seen it before. It looks PRISTINE!! ….brand new - almost SPARKLING!! (also free of litter in the rural settlements - are we on candid camera?????), and is a shade of green, that is almost luminous…. No wonder people retreat to the mountains to find peace, themselves, health and whatever else they may be looking for. That said, I do think it's sad though, that many can often only find those moments in places far away from home, and that they have to travel to find a peaceful sanctuary, where they can once again reconnect with their souls, and their families. I am currently reading, (courtesy of Beryl), yet another one of Victoria Moran’s wonderful books called “Shelter for the Spirit”, and am now convinced more than ever that she is one of my favourite authors, as I once again can so relate to how she thinks, and the things she says in this book about a 'home'. “Shelter for the Spirit”, explains how important it is to first and foremost, create a home environment that is a reflection of you and your family, in order to make this space a sanctuary where you can find love, peace, happiness and recharge your batteries at the end of the day. Whether you are renting or own your own home, there are still many ways you can make a space yours. In the book she also touches on the principles of Feng Shui, and how, despite the scepticism of many people (often because people don’t know enough about it), the principles actually make logical sense.