Shaky Grounds

The drama with the transition of power in the US drags on. Trump has stated that he will not concede and even that he plans to remain for a second term. Trump and his mercenary henchman Giuliani continue to spin a fantastical conspiracy that only their followers are buying into. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00TxRpa2_Cc It is an embarrassment …

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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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Offensive Defensiveness

This week we had news of a very significant arrest by SAPS (The South African Police Service) which I hope makes for a bit of peace in Hout Bay. Official announcement from the Office of the Station Commander of Hout Bay SAPS: "On Wednesday, 22 of May 2019 at approx. 01:00 Hout Bay SAPS members …

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Hardly Strong

I was watching a series this week where a mother and daughter were having a bit of a disagreement and the mother said to the daughter 'You think you are so strong, but it only comes off as hard.' I have heard this myself many times, I know that I am strong. I am also …

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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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Light & Dark

Cape Town is one of those cities where the weather can be very unpredictable especially at this time of year. We were delighted with the sunny weather we have had recently after our bout of much needed rain. My garden is lush and green,  the lawn is mostly weeds but at least they are green …

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