Our Own Internal Standards

On Thursday afternoon I took Norm to the airport as he was off on a business trip to Switzerland. That day while packing for his trip he made a pot of chili con carne to tide me over as he knows that in his absence I would probably just exist on popcorn and salticrax if …

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The Kitten Whisperer

  This has been another week of turmoil in South Africa. There have been protests over a few different things. Rumours are that there is another taxi strike planned for tomorrow. I will drive around the village rather than risk getting trapped like last time. Last Wednesday there was a protest against Gender Based Violence …

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Music & Cocktails

This weekend we really enjoyed watching Glastonbury live via our BBC iPlayer. We try to catch the key acts every year, however until this year it was only available once they were on YouTube. We can now watch real time via streaming. On Friday evening we  loved the set by The Pretenders, it is hard to …

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Safe in the Wings

My interesting interactions with my spirit animal have continued. I have been working on process improvements for the last 6 months or so and on Wednesday I had to present all of this work to our company director. I hate presenting, I get quite stressed out about it. When walking into the office that morning …

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Sweetest Hangover

I had such a fabulously overindulgent weekend last weekend - it was laden with Sugar and Wine. Therefore when I woke on Monday feeling like I had a hangover I wasn't sure whether to blame the sugar, the wine or both. I had intense pain in my hip and felt fuzzy headed and fluey. I only had a half …

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One for the money, 6 for the show

This week has been busy but productive at least. Norm spoiled me and was such a brilliant support. I really am so lucky. I couldn't work the hours I do without his help in keeping the house running.  On Monday he made dinner for us as Cait was staying the night at Wes. He made …

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He would walk 500 miles

I had such a fabulous birthday weekend where I ate everything from cinnamon rolls to Orange Cake. I threw Banting under the bus and as a result I gained 2kgs of my weight back. Oops. To be honest it was worth it. I already felt so dreadful from the low blood pressure I didn't notice …

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