Staying Steady

This week has been full of fabulousness as well as a bit of heartbreak and my usual levels of disorganisation. I advised in my last post that my daughter Lily's kitty Rocket was missing. They finally discovered that he had been knocked over by a car and died. We are all so sad for Lily …

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The Elixir

Once we open ourselves up to opportunities, often the experiences come flying at us quickly and that is what seems to be happening with me since I decided to start venturing out of my cave. Last weekend seemed to be non-stop but it was packed with fun. I mentioned in my last post that we …

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Surrender

When we woke last Sunday we saw that there had been a fire in the nearby township during the early hours of Saturday morning. The blaze was reported to Fire Services at 23h56 and six pumps, two water tankers and rescue vehicles were quickly on the scene and brought the blaze under control at approximately …

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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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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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Painting and Maintaining

I had such a lovely weekend with my daughters last week. Last Saturday Lily went to a baby shower for a friend who lives in Cape Town and then came to join Caitlin and I to do some painting at Clay Café. Caitlin nor I had eaten so we ordered food when we arrived. Healthy …

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Easily Bruised

Last weekend the weather in Cape Town was glorious and it has continued all week. In fact we had record breaking temperatures as it is winter and we should not be having 29℃ weather at this time of year. Last Sunday we had plans to go on a hike with our friends Joe, Tyler and …

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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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The Gauge

I was thinking about how we gauge 'success'. Is success an individual measure we use to determine what meets our own criteria or is it a universal concept? But what if the tick-list that others apply does not contain the same things which make you feel like you have attained success? We often lose sight …

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On the Block

I finally feel like I am comfortable being around other humans again, well, as comfortable as my introverted self ever gets. It may be just plague exhaustion (yes that is a real thing) or maybe I am being overly optimistic that the virus is mostly under control, but we are starting to entertain. Last weekend …

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