Birthdays and Biopsies

This week marks 14 years since I moved back to South Africa from the UK. Norm only joined me in December that same year but I arrived on the 7th and started my new job on the 9th of August. It is easy to remember because that date is Women's Day. As well as the …

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Halloween Blues

Today is Halloween, one of my favourite holidays. We normally have a party but we stopped the tradition last year and this year we would not even consider it. The venue we always used has closed down and we are not keen on having lots of people in our home. We are doing a family …

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The Empath’s Output

I finished watching Soundtrack this week. I give it 4.5 Kitten Stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ One thing that the main character said which resonated with me was that all songs are about love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bRqe7eBqmw&t=79s The search for it, finding it, losing it, recovering from it, living with it or without it, keeping it alive when we are …

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Just a Drop

There is a fine line between routine and monotony. One of the things I enjoy about being a consultant is that you work on different types of projects with different clients, but then again I also do not cope well with change, so that constantly challenges me. When life was 'normal' (BC or Before Covid) …

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One Voice

I mentioned in my last blog that it was our 23rd wedding anniversary last Sunday. Norm and I would normally go away for the weekend or at least go out for a posh dinner together but the lockdown meant that was not on the cards. I am not comfortable going into a restaurant yet. This …

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Unity Is Power

The number of people who have been tested for Covid-19 in SA are 1,529,009. The overall statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB-LXhmJZDl/ It is sad to see that so many have not survived, but it is good to see that so many have recovered. The missing counts are those who have it but are asymptomatic or who did …

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Relatable

This has been such a stressful week at work. Usually when a Data Quality system is being developed a client will hire both myself and a developer to design and build the system and reports. My current contract obligation was primarily to document the metadata for a new data lake analysis environment being built and …

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Hold The Guavas

Last week was a four day work week in South Africa as Friday was a public holiday. It was National Women's Day. It commemorates the events on 9 August 1956, when more than 20,000 South African women of all races staged a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the …

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