6 Degrees of Chaos

As there are more people living with HIV in South Africa than in any other country it is impossible to fathom why people would destroy an HIV Centre at a local University on the Natal coast but they did. Students burnt the building housing the centre during protests on Monday afternoon. Students are protesting over historical …

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The Power of Women

My weekend has been fabulous. Saturday I was invited to attend a self defense class hosted by Lucinda Evans and the organization 'One Billion Rising'. https://instagram.com/p/B8EaSaLp0Li/ It was held in an area of Cape Town called Lavender Hill which sounds so pretty and makes you expect to see chocolate box cottages and undulating fields of …

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Do Turkeys Have Totems?

This week crime has been predominant in the news. We read about three policemen being shot in Delft, one of the areas which has a high incidence of gang related violence. One of the policemen died and the other two were seriously injured. This happened despite the recent deployment of the SANDF (the army) to …

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Strength of the Feminine

This week has been full of stress, trauma and drama. My smallest Pomeranian, Panda, has had an odd turn which has had the whole family so upset. Norm had meetings on Wednesday and when he got home he noticed that Panda's normally high pitched yap was a coarse gruff bark. https://instagram.com/p/BynVDbah80Q/ Norm took him to …

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Act Two

Considering that I was worried about being able to endure a full week, this week flew by! I find if you are out midweek it makes the week feel shorter. The monotony of our week was broken up on Wednesday when we attended the Opera at the Artscape. It was organized by my friend, a …

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The Power of Change

I think that my husband has a very sexy voice and accent, but sometimes our attempts to communicate with me and my southern drawl and him and his Scottish accent results in some confusion. In my last blog I mentioned that we took a road trip out towards Paarl but I forgot to tell you …

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Vintage Shadows

As lovely as a long weekend is, it seems to take a week to get your internal calendar back on track. Norm and I had decided to also try to get back on track with living a low carb life again after Easter and on my first day back at work Norm welcomed me home …

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Protected by Women

The last week or so the vibe in our village has been a bit tense after the recent protests that resulted in the roads in and out of our village being closed and 5 men being murdered. Community Crime Prevention (aka CCP) posted an update the day after the 4 taxi drivers were shot to reassure …

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Toxicity and Acidity

This has been a rather eventful week in Hout Bay, but before I catch you up let's go back to where I left off on my last blog because us Virgo's are nothing if not methodical in our approach. Last Sunday Norm and I went out for a pub meal at our local, Woodcutters Arms. As …

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Cockroaches & Criminals

This week was supposed to be the last at our client but we were asked to include integration into production so we had to extend our design and we are now running into 2 more days of work next week. Today I did my final slides for delivery, and sent out my document for review. …

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