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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Slipping of the Mask

The biggest 'news' item this week was Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry. Probably the two most discussed items from the interview were the claims that they were victims of racism by senior members of the royals and that Meghan had been suicidal during her pregnancy with Archie. The world appears to be strongly divided …

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Hanging Ten

Monday came at me hard and the rest of the week has been just as challenging. Monday I went back to work after my 12 days of rest and relaxation. I have not left my house for weeks as South Africa was sent back to lockdown level 3. President Ramaphosa was alarmed at the high …

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Country Girl Roots

I find that the older I get the simpler my needs are. Just a day out with Norman or a chat with my family or friends can give me such a boost. That was certainly true both last weekend and this weekend. We did not do anything to celebrate on Halloween evening which got me …

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Full Disclosure

Monday was a chaotic day. Navajo went to the doggy physio and they did 30 minutes of laser treatment on his ankle. Norm and I both had meetings so my friend Michelle took him for us. Luckily, the dogs all adore her and are happy to go anywhere with her. It was bitterly cold on …

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There’s A Light *for external use only*

It is lockdown day number 'I have no idea' and we have 'who knows' how many days of lockdown ahead. I have completely lost track. Does it really matter? The only thing I can quote are the daily stats of those affected, those who have recovered and those who have passed away. As with all …

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Family, Friends and Festive Frivolities

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with drag queens. So when we were invited to attend Drag Bingo at The Big Chill in downtown Chattanooga I was ever so excited. I asked the hosts for a photo when they arrived. https://instagram.com/p/B6cFXV8pl77/ My cousin Warren and his wife Anita collected us. https://instagram.com/p/B6cFflQpsYP/ My …

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Two Countries, Three States, Many Cities

Last Tuesday Lily headed back to Mossel Bay and Norm and I flew off for our holidays. We flew to Johannesburg then quickly connected to catch our next flight to Atlanta. The Delta flight had microscopic seats with so little leg room that it would only seat a toddler comfortably. It was so uncomfortable that …

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Relatable

This has been such a stressful week at work. Usually when a Data Quality system is being developed a client will hire both myself and a developer to design and build the system and reports. My current contract obligation was primarily to document the metadata for a new data lake analysis environment being built and …

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