I love discovering beautiful new blogs and I recently stumbled across a lovely one that needs to be shared in my What I… blogger interview series!
Written by Nadia, Peregrina is her platform where she shares her stories and adventures while “walking through the world with wonder.”
Peregrination (noun: a journey, especially a long or meandering one.)
A writer based in Cape Town, she describes herself as “incurable curious”
Her blog features beautiful photography and posts about anything from cute animals and film photography to hiking, camping and all kinds of adventures, as well as personal musings, yoga-related content, favourite fashion finds and interviews with interesting people.
Read on for more from Nadia…
That everything moves in cycles – sometimes we’re on top, sometimes we’re at rock bottom and sometimes we’re just somewhere in between. So, I’ve learned, when things are going well, to savour the moment, be grateful and stay humble; and when things take a turn for the worse, that this too shall pass.
And that those uneventful times in between are where the gold and magic truly live – the moments between moments that make up the majority of our time here.
My people and my pets. I’m lucky to have family who are like friends and friends who have become family. Of course, we have our differences (both big and small), but somehow we always manage to overcome them and love each other more deeply than before.
I’m looking forward to creating a whole new family unit with my fiance and our dog, Jasper when we finally tie the knot sometime later this year. We were meant to get married on 4 April, but our wedding has been postponed indefinitely due to the nationwide lockdown.
Apart from Jasper, I have another beloved furry friend: my cat, Sandokan. He lives with my parents, but I got him as a kitten and we still share a special bond.
Other things I love include yoga, houseplants, exploring the outdoors, road trips (remember those days?), film photography, bubbly (MCC, please) and dreaming of making my own clothes.
A lot! I always have 1 000 tabs open in my browser (Ed: I’m glad I’m not the only one!). I love receiving newsletters filled with interesting long reads like Curiously Curated by Talya Goldberg, The Science of Us, Pocket and Austin Kleon’s weekly 10 things. I rarely get round to reading even a fraction of all these articles I want to, but sometimes, when I have a lull in my work routine I treat myself to an afternoon of digging into the archive.
Apart from these online articles, I’m huge fan of actual books. Especially second hand ones that smell like dust and magic and the mystery of their previous lives. I especially enjoy books by African, Indian, Middle Eastern and South American authors that seamlessly blend fact and fiction into one. Magical realism, I guess.
Currently, I’m reading The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell, a sprawling, enchanting and just delicious debut novel set in Zambia.
Simplicity. The older I get, the more I love keeping things simple, honest and uncomplicated. It’s surprisingly hard.
I’m passionate about slow fashion. I LOVE shopping vintage, retro and pre-loved both online and at markets. I even dabbled in running my own online thrift shop for a while, but set it aside when work got a bit hectic and haven’t managed to get it up and running again. But maybe one day.
When I can afford it, I like to support local designers. Currently, I’m obsessed with locally made jewellery and hair accessories.
Nature. Right now, in the midst of lockdown, I’m missing walks on the beach, swims in the sea and hiking A LOT.
Last year, we did the Fish River Canyon hiking trail, the year before, The Otter and in 2017, my mom and I walked the Camino Portugues. I can’t wait to lace up my hiking boots and do a next big trail soon again.