Is There A Doctor in the House?

This past weekend was a lovely long 3 day weekend as Monday was Heritage Day in South Africa. It was made even better as Lily and Josh were down for the weekend. I cooked for us all on Thursday but on Friday night Lily was out with her childhood girlfriends for dinner but Josh had …

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The Red Road

Last Sunday was taken up with showhouse visits as it has been for the last month. It is rather exhausting. At least it was a stunning sunny day and it was good to be out and about. At least we had a long lie in bed watching the news and drinking coffees before we headed …

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Teach a Man to Fish

This week has been very heavy going for me emotionally. My heart is heavy with sadness and uncertainty. Once again this week we have had protest action in Hout Bay. Starting on Tuesday there were roadblocks and riots going on in Hangberg, the opposite side of the Bay from where I live. The protest was …

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Powerlessness & Indecision 

Norm and I had such a lazy day on Saturday. We are both feeling exhausted. Norm has been helping Caitlin paint all week in her flat and he is physically tired, I am mentally tired from stressing about selling our home and finding a new one and all the other stress around moving. I do …

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Rainy Days & Fridays

Once again our lives in Cape Town were touched on by protest action. Tuesday we were notified by our client that there was a risk of protest action at the University where we are based from Wednesday to Friday. The staff at the University were on strike and the #FeesMustFall crowd who brought the University …

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Festivities & Feathers

There is nothing quite like a birthday to make you feel special. Sunday was my actual birthday but I had a lovely celebratory weekend with time spent with my husband, my daughters and their fellas as well as a girly morning with my bestie and my daughters. My only regret was that my son and …

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The Cross Pollination of Religions

I find it so ironic that most of our world's wars and fighting are due to lack of acceptance of other people's religious beliefs when in fact most religions have so many common threads running through them. Why can we not just accept our differences and find our areas of commonality and treasure our individuality? …

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