Unlucky For Some

Last Monday was a public holiday in South Africa but I was not aware of that fact until I had been working for almost an hour. I could have stayed up late on Sunday night and slept in that morning but I messed that up! I was so annoyed with myself. The National Holiday on …

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A Decent Man

We had beautiful weather last weekend and it continued throughout the week. South African winters are the best, we usually have sunny bright days and cool evenings. The mornings are often misty or cloudy but it usually burns off leaving us with bright blue skies. Regardless of the weather, it is always beautiful. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDNy3FVp89j/ Lola …

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The Power of Knowledge

It is now over 3 months since I started self isolating. There have been 1,293,608 people tested in SA. The statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsLTgrJ-47/ The highest percentage of deaths in SA are within mine and Norman's age brackets. The Western Cape, where we live, has by far the highest number of positive cases as well as …

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Living on the Knife’s Edge

It was lovely having a three day weekend both last weekend and this weekend, especially as that resulted in a three day work week and everyone loves that! Assuming that you are getting paid of course. I am very grateful for paid holidays, especially in such a stressful time as the Covid Era with so …

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You send me right round the Peninsula

This week has been full of both fun and stress, ironically both primarily related to work. We are now running three work streams at the client: Data Reconciliation of the migrated data to the staging area, a Data Quality Assessment of the HR source data and a Data Governance audit. I am involved in all …

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Basic Rights for Humanity

Norman had a meeting in the city on Wednesday last week and so he came through to meet me and take me for lunch. There is a Kauai just behind my client's offices and so we met there. Norm had the Tropical chicken wrap for R59: free range chicken, pineapple, carrot, greens, with thai peanut dressing. …

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Cinder-Cinderella

The last few days really sum up what it is like living in South Africa. The highs, the lows and the chaos and calmness in-between these polar opposites. We had plans this weekend to go away to the wine lands a few hours outside of Cape Town. We were invited to a charity function in …

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Light & Dark

Cape Town is one of those cities where the weather can be very unpredictable especially at this time of year. We were delighted with the sunny weather we have had recently after our bout of much needed rain. My garden is lush and green,  the lawn is mostly weeds but at least they are green …

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The Joke is on Us

It has been a week of volatility and chaos in South Africa. In my last blog I mentioned the protest that we in South Africa were calling 'Black Monday'. Norm and I were both participating by wearing all black and tweeting our support of the cause. I tried about a dozen times to get a decent pic …

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