The Weight of Other People’s Opinions

I mentioned in my last post that Norm's birthday was Sunday the 17th and that we were going for a Tasting Menu lunch at Foxcroft with Caitlin and Wes. As many 'big girls' do I had carefully pre-planned what I was going to be wearing: it had to be comfortable enough to eat copious amounts …

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Bewitched and Bedazzled

Last week my house sitter told me that our garden is looking lovely and that made me so happy! Obviously I think so but it is nice to hear from others that it is noticed. If only I could blink like Samantha from Bewitched and have all of our planned changes done at once. Instead …

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The Same Way Twice

Last week Norm met our new neighbours who have moved into the property that was previously a guest house. He said they seem nice, the husband is a Frenchman named Pierre and the wife is named Saskia and is Greek (he thinks). We share the wall by our pool in common. This is the same …

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Butterfly Mode

I recently mentioned that Norm and I are tentatively starting to entertain again. That decision seemed to open up the doors of the universe as we are now getting so many plans our diary is back to back. That is too much of an extreme for me as I also need downtime to recharge but …

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Choosing Happiness

I had such happiness and I was so spoiled over the weekend and that gratitude has drifted over into this week too. I just keep getting these waves of complete contentment going through me. I know my kids are healthy. I have a handsome, kind and wonderful husband. My mom is still with us and …

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False Idols and Pretenses

Like many other countries in the world South Africa is very divided over politics. The party which is in power on a National level is the ANC and they cannot even seem to reach a singular point of view among themselves. They have ruled since 1994 when Mandela was elected as our president. I mentioned …

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Embracing Change

On Thursday Norm decided to go to one of the vaccination centres on the other side of Cape Town which has been vaccinating walk in patients as long as they are registered on the government portal. He did not have to wait long at all, they vaccinated him and he was back home in a …

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Succulents and Celebrations

After all of the sad and unhappy things that happened last week, the week ended on a much more positive note. Last Saturday Norm and I decided to go to Dario's, our fave burger place in Hout Bay for lunch. The sun had finally made an appearance but it was still rather chilly. The patio …

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Land of the Free

This was a monumental week. As we are now 303 days into lockdown In South Africa with no vaccine in sight, we needed something positive to bolster our spirits and the US delivered. Wednesday the 20th was the day we were all released from the tyranny and destruction of tRump. I welcome our new US …

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Buddhas and Beaches

Last weekend I had a bit of cabin fever so Norm offered to take me out for a bite of lunch on Saturday. That meant getting out of my jimjams and putting on make-up for a change. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGKYZgFJoGY/ We had intended to go to one of our fave spots, Hout Bay Manor, but the wind …

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