Here’s to 2023

I have had such a lovely holiday. I know I said I would write while in the States but I only had my iPad and it takes too long to type on that so I decided to just relax and not worry about writing. Therefore you have 3 weeks of info for me to condense …

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The Future and the Past

In the last week I have certainly touched on all steps of the Circle of Life. Last Sunday we had Chelsea and her husband Sheldon and their new baby Daniel over for lunch. Chelsea was one of Lily's bridesmaids but they have not lived in the same area for a few years and this was …

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Staying Steady

This week has been full of fabulousness as well as a bit of heartbreak and my usual levels of disorganisation. I advised in my last post that my daughter Lily's kitty Rocket was missing. They finally discovered that he had been knocked over by a car and died. We are all so sad for Lily …

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A Broken Society

My emotions have felt like a yo-yo for the last few weeks and my anxiety has been on high alert. We've had the lowest of lows with the latest Supreme Court decisions. First, on over-turning Roe vs Wade as mentioned in last week's blog. My stomach has continued to be full of anxious butterflies as …

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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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What Matters

Last Monday was a busy morning for us hibernating hobbits. We had the plumber in to sort out our leaky pipe and Norm had to go out to the chemist and for a shop. That is how narrow our lives have become! Navajo went with Norm to the shops and when Nava sees that Norm …

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Three Bad Things

I've always heard that bad things come in threes, but I am sure that I have exceeded that count recently. On Monday night I was notified that Jay, one of my dearest and oldest friends, had passed away. https://www.instagram.com/p/vH3jDKyLCn/?igshid=4v09twtymr5p Jay and I went to Junior School and High School together, Jay was in the class …

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Rolling into the Chaos

Life has been building up to the Chaos of Christmas. The joys of the holidays have not been a deterrent to the criminals in the bay however. Or maybe the holidays were the impetus? The need for festive cash? Or maybe there are some humans who are nasty year round as there was an attack …

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