The Same Way Twice

Last week Norm met our new neighbours who have moved into the property that was previously a guest house. He said they seem nice, the husband is a Frenchman named Pierre and the wife is named Saskia and is Greek (he thinks). We share the wall by our pool in common. This is the same …

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Painting and Maintaining

I had such a lovely weekend with my daughters last week. Last Saturday Lily went to a baby shower for a friend who lives in Cape Town and then came to join Caitlin and I to do some painting at Clay Café. Caitlin nor I had eaten so we ordered food when we arrived. Healthy …

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Disassociated

As it was a 4 day work week it flew by, especially with work and life being so busy. Luckily little Panda is much better and that has been our primary stressor. On Friday Panda went to the vet for his end of meds check up and they have decided to keep him on antibiotics …

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Love Language

You know how buzz words bubble up and everyone then adopts them and becomes an expert on something they had never heard of a week ago? The term "Love Language" is something I have seen flying about for a while now. It just means that even if you may express affection to your significant other …

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Scar Tissue

I heard someone refer to the damage from their childhood as having 'scar tissue'. That really resonated with me, and not just because I keloid. I thought of the tough exteriors that we create to protect us from harm. People who pretend to be hard but are a gooey mess inside. Many overweight people overeat …

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Like A Man

I’ve spoken about my issues with control and related to control is anxiety and an inability to relax. As part of my coaching sessions I was asked to read up on the various meditation techniques and to try some of them out the following week. Last Sunday I tried Mindfulness Meditation, which is the practice …

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Monday Blues

Monday's are never great days as we have just had a weekend to relax and then we are snapped back to the realities of life. Monday now holds even more dread as it is also our weigh in day with my keto group. Last week I gained weight. Considering the feasting we did on the …

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The Click

It is a 3 day weekend as we had Friday off for Heritage Day. It is lovely having an extra day to just chill and even better to be paid for it! I spent Friday morning on my front balcony drinking tea from my new mug. It is nice to be using the little table …

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Birthdays and Renovations

Norm has never been big on birthdays, but every year I drag him out for a meal and buy him gifts and he is always grateful to receive them. I want to celebrate my birthday for a whole week and that kind of sums up the differences between us in a nutshell. His birthday was …

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False Idols and Pretenses

Like many other countries in the world South Africa is very divided over politics. The party which is in power on a National level is the ANC and they cannot even seem to reach a singular point of view among themselves. They have ruled since 1994 when Mandela was elected as our president. I mentioned …

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