Tuesday, 24 March 2015

South Africa

Last Friday, I returned home from ten incredible, life-changing weeks in South Africa. I've been back in the UK for less than a week and I already miss the sun (I hate British weather!). On the plus side, I have wifi and Netflix again.

South Africa is beautiful and I had some wonderful experiences. I met some of the warmest, spiritual, and beautiful people who helped me grow so much.

Here are a few photos:

 By Durban beach. (This picture doesn't do it enough justice)

 Standard monkey waiting for food.

Monkeys raiding the bin for food. 

I was fortunate enough to visit this beautiful little tourist attraction close to the accommodation.
It was full of quirky little gift shops selling puzzles, jewellery, crystals, etc. It also had a lovely little restaurant overlooking a breathtaking view.

Again, this picture doesn't do the scenery justice and, unfortunately, the weather wasn't great (for South African standards anyway), but the view is still beautiful.

Love this ...

The charity I volunteered for is Tearfund - a Christian charity that helps combat poverty across the globe. Volunteering for this amazing charity helped me rediscover my faith and re-evaluate my lifestyle and, let's be honest, changed my life. To find out more about the ICS programme, click here. 

Monday, 23 March 2015

I should probably introduce myself ...

Hi, I'm Tara! I live in rural rainy Wales. I study Psychology and Criminology with the Open University. I've just returned home from ten amazing weeks in South Africa and I'm still trying to adjust to horrible UK weather. I like to eat, wander, and be close to the sea. Weaknesses include heels, perfume, and romcoms (not that original, sorry).

Anyway, enough about me. Let's give this blog malarky a chance.

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