The Fickle Mistress

Cape Town, the Mother City, is such a fickle mistress. Just when you think the weather is cooling off and winter is finally rolling in, we then get a few days of incredibly hot weather, then with no warning at all it turns so cold we have to light the fire. Last weekend was incredibly …

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Ganesh’s Garden

On the public holiday Norm and I made a lot of progress on our succulent garden. We moved the Ganesh statue my kids had given me out there as the centre piece. He looks so lovely in the sun. https://www.instagram.com/p/COLAnogJLKt/ We moved a lot of my existing pots from the patio and from other areas …

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Halloween Blues

Today is Halloween, one of my favourite holidays. We normally have a party but we stopped the tradition last year and this year we would not even consider it. The venue we always used has closed down and we are not keen on having lots of people in our home. We are doing a family …

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Listen to the Coyote

This past weekend I barely feel as if I caught my breath! It was non-stop from start to finish. In fact since my last blog I have been really busy. Maybe this is due to the warmer weather erratically arriving? On Wednesday after work Retha came for drinks and afterwards I cooked dinner. I made …

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Teach a Man to Fish

This week has been very heavy going for me emotionally. My heart is heavy with sadness and uncertainty. Once again this week we have had protest action in Hout Bay. Starting on Tuesday there were roadblocks and riots going on in Hangberg, the opposite side of the Bay from where I live. The protest was …

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The Art of Acceptance

I have had a very eventful week! Late on Tuesday evening we saw on social media that there was to be yet another riot in Hout Bay. We read that they intended to block our road out of the village and then we saw the residents nearby posting that there were tires being burned in …

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