We don’t need no sleep

I am running on a bizarre, inexplicable energy these days. I am unsure of what if fuelling this desire to be on the run constantly, and the only thing that gets in the way is the occasional (annoying) need to sleep. In some way I think I am feeding off the energy of the people around me – like those animated-movie villains that sap the lifeblood of others.

It is an amazing feeling, feeling this alive. Everything is exhilarating and just adds to the fire that is burning – the pinkiness of the afternoon sky, the sight of the full moon in the morning, an old song, chocolate, bare winter trees. Touch, taste, sight, smell – it all just seems better these days.

This weekend was a whirlwind – a wonderful dinner with friends on Friday followed by Great Dane (for a second night in a row). On Saturday, after running out of petrol, we went to Neighbourgoods, followed by the Warm Up and a wonderful evening at Namrata’s house. On Sunday I had to spent some time doing mundane grown-up things like washing, dishes and buying gas for the heater…but after that it was off to Market on Main, Otelo Burning at the Bioscope and sundowners at the 12 Decades hotel rooftop. And to keep things interesting I also got pulled over in a roadblock on the way home – happily I was being responsible and all’s well that ends well.

A city full of those who dream big

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I was explaining to Elizabeth – the girl in the second photo – why I love the people who live in Johannesburg – because they dream big, they’re ambitious, they exude energy, they’re edgy and stylish because they know who they are.

These photos were taken at the Neighbourgoods market in Braamfontein, a great new bar in called Great Dane, also in Braamfontein, and in Newtown (specifically that cool little kid standing all on his own)

Great Dane is located on 5 De Beer Street, next door to Kitchener’s and opposite the neighbourgoods market. For more information it is best to become a fan of their’s on Facebook – that way you can get details about the password.