We All Break

The weather in Cape Town appears to be mirroring the rest of the world in that it is completely unpredictable. Can you say 'Climate Change'? Last weekend was really relaxing, yet really busy. If you are working at something you enjoy then it is not really work is it? Norm finished the grouting in my …

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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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The Knowledge

Last weekend the Mother City was blessed with the most glorious weather! Spring was supposed to have sprung in SA back in September, but I think the memo must have been delivered by our non-existent postal service because Cape Town weather has ranged from haphazard to miserable. Typically just as we started to relax into …

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Serving the Powers

I mentioned last week about the Women's Soul Circle I attended. In one of the guided meditations we used sound and listened to music and no matter how much I tried to 'clear' my thoughts, my mind kept bringing up the same word: "Healer". I've mentioned before that when I've had past life regressions that …

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A Bird In Paradise

Last weekend I was so grateful for some sunshine! After a solid week of rain and cold I was getting a bit of cabin fever. I spent all of last Saturday and Sunday sitting in the garden watching my birds and pondering life. I had such a deep feeling of contentment and happiness and I …

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The Birds and Bees

Our house is never silent. There are the yappy poms, chatty Finn, meowling cats and in addition I tend to always have music on in the background. Even when I sit in the garden I put on music. One day my Spotify was acting up and so I turned it off to go sit outside …

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Platitudes and Attitudes

This was the longest 4 day week in history. Tuesday was a public holiday in South Africa. It was 'Women's Day'. I've written before about how high the levels of Gender Based Violence and domestic violence are in South Africa, so this day is just a platitude as nothing changes. We are no more safe …

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Lazy Days and Sundays

Last Saturday Norm and I joined our friends Dave, Julie and Darren for lunch at Chef's Warehouse which is a beautiful restaurant at the Beau Constantia Vineyard. They also have a designated area for wine tasting or just to imbibe in a social setting. We have so many choices of first class restaurants on our …

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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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