Simple Pleasures

As much as I have been resisting joining in with the perky 'Be Productive Brigade' I must confess to a feeling of great self satisfaction at the end of last weekend. Norm and I were both busy wee bees and I have really enjoyed looking at the fruits of our labours all week. As well …

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Kept In The Dark

The issues with load shedding have carried on with us all having to plan around when we can cook and function in our every day lives. It's such an inconvenience. Especially as it seems that the schedule changes on a whim. On Valentine's night, Norm and I went out and did not know there was …

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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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Hellos, Goodbyes & All That Jazz

Due to safety risks I did not want to mention it in my last blog but Norm was away last week for 3 days and as per usual, everything went haywire. Even Facebook and Instagram crashed! I mentioned in my last blog about the lock jamming in our security gate resulting in us being locked in …

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Cinder-Cinderella

The last few days really sum up what it is like living in South Africa. The highs, the lows and the chaos and calmness in-between these polar opposites. We had plans this weekend to go away to the wine lands a few hours outside of Cape Town. We were invited to a charity function in …

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Path of Persistence

I've been trying to keep up with all of my own tasks as well as those which Norman  is usually responsible for and so far the house is still standing and all 5 animals are still alive. Some of them are coping better than others. Navajo is still hopping about on 3 legs and his …

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Priscilla and The Butcher

I've had a fabulous weekend despite the turmoil going on politically in both my country of residence as well as my country of birth. One problem that is going on here in South Africa which touched us last week is the ongoing war between the metered taxis and Uber drivers. In South Africa a taxi …

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