Birthday Kittens & Stone Memories

This week has been full of a lot of anticipation and happy events. On the work front, I have been given a pay rise. Last year none of us received raises due to the impact of COVID on the economy. It was backdated to my review date so I got an extra bit of cash …

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The Birds and the Bees

One thing about living in Africa is that I am confronted with how privileged we are on a regular basis. Especially when something happens in one of the townships and you see people losing what little they have and then just getting on with life. There were 2 fires in our village this week. On …

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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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Three Butterflies

I've always felt that I receive communications from my grandmother via things with wings. This week I had three unusual interactions with butterflies. On Thursday I was working at my desk and a butterfly flew into the lounge and hovered by my desk then turned and flew back out. When I was telling Norman this …

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Cowboys and Cherokees in the Wild

I often think about what life was like hundreds of years ago before we had luxuries such as many of us now have, running water and inside sanitation facilities, electricity, convenient grocery stores and other shops as well as things such as eyeglasses or medications for our ills. We just finished watching season 4 of …

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Plagues and Anniversaries

This month marks an entire year since we have been locked down. A year since we have had people around, a year since we have had a social life, a year since I had a hair cut, a year since I coloured my hair, a year since we have seen my Mother, a year of …

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Judged

This was a bigly YUGE week in the USA. On Tuesday the second impeachment hearings began and Mr. Trump's attorneys and the House impeachment managers were each given two hours to present their cases to senators for debate over the constitutionality of the impeachment hearings. The 8 impeachment managers were appointed by House Speaker Nancy …

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Under Pressure

This has been such a tense week full of stress and anxiety. On Wednesday I woke to several messages from my cousins about my mom. Mom fell in her kitchen and injured herself. She had to drag herself across the room to the couch to get her phone which must have been unbelievably painful. The …

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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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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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