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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Do Turkeys Have Totems?

This week crime has been predominant in the news. We read about three policemen being shot in Delft, one of the areas which has a high incidence of gang related violence. One of the policemen died and the other two were seriously injured. This happened despite the recent deployment of the SANDF (the army) to …

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Protected by Women

The last week or so the vibe in our village has been a bit tense after the recent protests that resulted in the roads in and out of our village being closed and 5 men being murdered. Community Crime Prevention (aka CCP) posted an update the day after the 4 taxi drivers were shot to reassure …

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The Humming Heart of my Ancestors

I have had 2 lovely weekends since my last blog and I have a lot to say so grab a cuppa and settle in. The weather has been absolutely stunning but we have had a lot of wind. Last Saturday I was up very early as I had an appointment at 9am to get my …

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The Inevitibility of the inevitable

This week hurtled by again. How can it be March?? I'm still not in the routine of writing '2016'. I'm about 10.5 kgs down 2 months into our sugar free, low carb lifestyle change. It takes effort. There was no organization this week. We took it day by day. Last Sunday our friends Retha and …

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