Dragonflies and Fairies

This week we had our first meeting of the Trailblazers for the Church of the Earth. I mentioned last week that I have been asked to help with their social media and blogs. I have already created a Pinterest account for us as we attended a blog webinar which said that Pinterest is one of …

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Heritage & Healing

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Native American narrative has long been controlled by a history told through the eyes of the dominant Western culture. In order to change this narrative, we must understand there is a narrative to be changed and a heritage to celebrate.  Let us touch on a few myths. I …

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We All Break

The weather in Cape Town appears to be mirroring the rest of the world in that it is completely unpredictable. Can you say 'Climate Change'? Last weekend was really relaxing, yet really busy. If you are working at something you enjoy then it is not really work is it? Norm finished the grouting in my …

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Easily Bruised

Last weekend the weather in Cape Town was glorious and it has continued all week. In fact we had record breaking temperatures as it is winter and we should not be having 29℃ weather at this time of year. Last Sunday we had plans to go on a hike with our friends Joe, Tyler and …

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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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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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