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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If You Can’t Love Yourself…….

RuPaul says it best. "If you can't love yourself then how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?" The root of so many mental health issues is lack of self-confidence, self-love or conversely, self-loathing. I saw this quote: It's not through healing that you will love yourself. It's through loving yourself, that you will …

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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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Bring It To The Light

I've written many times about the messages I receive. I have received messages since I was a child but did not always understand them as 'messages' and I still do not completely understand from where they originate. When a friend committed suicide I received a bombardment of messages from him. It was almost overwhelming. That …

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Release

The lockdown and isolation of the last year and a half has been so hard on many of us for a variety of reasons. My anxiety resulted in such feelings of doom that I was convinced that this was the end of life as we knew it and that feeling has proven to be true …

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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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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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#SheToo

I am beginning to think that someone must have a voodoo doll of me and that they are enjoying sticking pins into it as my body has moved from one ailment to the next for what feels like months now. The strange thing is that each ailment is corresponding with the symptoms of someone in …

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Shadows

The hot weather has continued but despite the mugginess in the air promising us rain it has been scarce. We received a few drizzles again on Friday, we are so thankful to the Water Spirits and the Cloud Spirits. I pray that they distribute water liberally over our dams. I would so rejoice if we …

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Suddenly Winter

After weeks of unbearably hot muggy weather it has suddenly dropped to the mid-teens. It is like we had a weekend of hot lazy summer weather and on Monday when we woke up it was suddenly winter! The mornings have been around 15 deg C. (Beth to save your need for conversion this is about 60 …

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