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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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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Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the first lockdown in SA for Covid. It was supposed to be for 21 days but a year later and many of us are still practicing isolation and COVID protocols where possible. I mentioned in last week's blog that our drum circle was meeting last Sunday and I …

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Second Verse, Worse than the First

The week started off with President Ramaphosa addressing the nation on Monday evening. He confirmed that SA is now entering into a second covid wave. He has declared the Garden Route and Sarah Baartman District both hotspots which means they are subject to various restrictions. He also declared a few national restrictions, for example, gatherings …

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Anarchy and Freedom

The world is full of rioting and chaos at the moment. This week the death of George Floyd has sent the States into anarchy and many international cities have also protested in support. At least 25 cities in the United States including Atlanta, Detroit, New York, Washington, Nashville, Indianapolis, Reno and San Jose were the …

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Family, Friends and Festive Frivolities

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with drag queens. So when we were invited to attend Drag Bingo at The Big Chill in downtown Chattanooga I was ever so excited. I asked the hosts for a photo when they arrived. https://instagram.com/p/B6cFXV8pl77/ My cousin Warren and his wife Anita collected us. https://instagram.com/p/B6cFflQpsYP/ My …

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Taking Up Space

South Africans had a moment of huge pride this week when the beautiful Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe. There had been so many comments on social media about her short natural hair. She was told to wear a wig to make her more attractive but she was confident enough to trust her own natural …

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The Peter Principal

Thanks to my fabulous Sunday evening last weekend, on Monday morning I was a wee bit hungover. I had left the office early the previous Friday so I missed the arrival of a meeting invite for Monday but luckily I wore a nice dress and did not look a tramp despite my fuzzy head. We …

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The Spectrum of Light And Dark

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The world has a long way to go to address the issue, it …

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