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Finding the Big Five: A South African Safari

A trip to South Africa wouldn’t be complete without a safari. Not wanting to miss out on a true African experience, we booked a day at Aquila Private Game Reserve.

When researching nearby safaris. Aquila was one of the closest and one of the more affordable. Many other reserves were quite costly, and were easily too far for a day trip.

There was so much we wanted to do in Cape Town, which meant that we didn’t want to be travelling too far, and Aquila was the perfect place. We had an amazing adventure, one I don’t think I’ll ever forget.

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  • Oh hello anxiety 👋 it’s been a while
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This photo is pretty much exactly how I feel right now.
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Funny isn’t it? I’ve been mostly okay throughout lockdown. All I have to do is stay home, it’s not really that hard 🤷‍♀️
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We’ve made the obligatory trip to the supermarket and had a few voluntary trips to pick up DIY supplies but it’s mostly been smooth sailing.
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So why do I all of a sudden feel like it’s overwhelming?
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Ironically, it’s not the thought of staying in...but the thought of going out.
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We’re now allowed to congregate in gardens (in groups of 6) providing we’re two meters apart which means next week’s book club might actually happen in person rather than via zoom.
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But my gut reaction is to say I can’t go. I want to make up some weird excuse as to why I can’t go but considering I can’t go anywhere else, I’m a bit stumped.
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So it’s one of those moments I’m all too familiar with; where I have to swallow the anxiety that’s bubbling right under the surface and push through.
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What’s more terrifying is it’s given me a glimpse of what it’ll be like when lockdown completely lifts and I can see a full on freak out happening...great.
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Don’t mind me, just taking deep breaths in a quiet corner. I’ll be fine, promise.
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  • If COVID wasn’t a thing right now, where in the world do you wish you could be?
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I’ve actually lost count of the number of times I’ve said ‘I want to go to Disney’ during lockdown 😭 and the number of times Lee’s replied saying ‘Let’s go then’ 😭😭
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Scrolling through my photos just isn’t enough anymore. I has got to get my butt back there. And soon. I’ve already declared that I’ll be spending my 30th at Disneyland Paris. I’ve got a few years to go yet, but it’s happening.
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So if you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? 🌎 ✈️
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PHOTO: have you met my friend? One of the most amazing character encounters ever. She actually sassed me 🤣 bonus point if you can name the character/movie 😉
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  • DOUBLE WHAMMY WEDNESDAY
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Today I bring you not ONE but TWO Vegas hotel reviews 🙌
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Why?
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Because it’s double whammy Wednesday 🙈
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All this hot weather has got me daydreaming about our insane Vegas adventure last year. It was hot hot hot with most days over 40 degrees (Celsius)
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*Take me back right NOW, pretty please?
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Can you guess which Vegas hotel pool I’m chilling by in the photo? Answers in the comments 👇
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(Oh and the new hotel reviews can be found on my blog, link in my bio!) #adventureswithnatasha #lasvegas #lasvegasstrip #lasvegasnevada #lasvegaslife #vegasbaby #vegasstrip #visitlasvegas #vegasvacation #chillinbythepool #bellagio #bellagiolasvegas #lasvegasbaby #sunbathıng #soakingupthesun #catchingsomerays #wishiwashere #takemeback #lovevegas #visitvegas #lovelasvegas  #ilovetravel #mytinyatlas #theglobewanderer #traveladdict #travelblogger #travelbug #traveldiary #travelwriter #travelwithme
  • If lockdown has taught me anything it’s that I definitely want a cat.
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Maybe not right now, maybe not next year, but I am 100% planning on being a kitty momma in the future.
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I think the moment of realisation hit me last night.
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I was all tucked up in bed reading when Lee called me.
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‘Come here,’ he said. ‘Come look at this’
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‘I’m in bed!’ I shouted back.
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‘Like in bed?’
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‘Yes, in bed!’
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‘Just come here.’
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‘This better be worth it,’ I grumbled. And begrudgingly climbed of bed.
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He was peeping out the window of our first floor hallway, the one that looks down on our driveway.
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Lo and behold there was a Mexican standoff going on between the neighbour’s cat sat on their wall and a second cat sprawled out on the tarmac next to our car.
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Which escalated into some friendly play fighting...I think it was friendly.
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It lasted all of about 30 seconds and was definitely worth it 🙈😂
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PHOTO: this gorgeous kitty belongs to @pawsforthoughtcatcafe. We visited for an afternoon tea experience back in March and it was great - full post on my blog!

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  • 2 FREAKIN’ YEARS
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We bought our forever home 2 years ago today! And oh my gosh it has been the biggest, scariest and most expensive adventure EVER, but I’ve loved every second!
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This place is our haven, our palace, our kingdom and it’s perfect 😍 here’s to many more years 🍻
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PHOTOS: a few of the rooms we’ve done already: the living room, the guest bedroom, the kitchen, the first floor hallway and the downstairs toilet. Not featured is my home office which has been overrun with WFH and is a bit chaotic 🤦‍♀️😂 #adventureswithnatasha #myhouseandhome #makingahouseahome #howihome #pocketofmyhome #homestyle #homeinspo #myhomevibe #beautifulhomesofinstagram #myhomevibes #storyofmyhome #realhomesofinstagram #heyhomehey #homedecoration #homedecorating #homedecorinspo #homedecorlovers #interiordecor #interiordecoratingideas #decorlovers #decorlove #interiordesigninspiration #interiorideas #decorationideas #decorideas #decoratingideas #decorinspiration #housedecoration #homeinteriordesign
  • Thank god the week is almost over. It’s been a tough one. Work has been crazy busy and I just feel like we need some time to breathe. Roll on the bank holiday weekend 🙌
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The weather has taken a turn for the worst so I don’t envision drinking fancy cocktails in the garden but hopefully we can start finishing some of the five million jobs we’ve half started during lockdown 🤷‍♀️
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Plus a family quiz on Sunday 💪 we’ve been doing pub quizzes every week for the last 6 weeks and it’s so much fun!
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What are your weekend plans?
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PHOTO: we visited The Silo Hotel in Cape Town after watching the BBC’s Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby series and it did not disappoint. This place was amazing! With incredible views of Table Mountain ⛰ 😍

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