Unpacking My Baggage

I have a confession to make. I have an obsession with birds. Not in a lesbian sorta way, but in a David Attenborough sorta way. When I was young I do not remember having this fascination with birds. I do remember sitting out on the patio in Georgia with my beloved Grandmother watching the birds …

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Disassociated

As it was a 4 day work week it flew by, especially with work and life being so busy. Luckily little Panda is much better and that has been our primary stressor. On Friday Panda went to the vet for his end of meds check up and they have decided to keep him on antibiotics …

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Last Drops

Last weekend the weather was absolutely stunning and we made the most of it, trying to squeeze out the last drops of sunny fun. This week has been cold and the last few days have been really windy. Last Saturday I cleaned the house. Those who know me may have fainted at this statement as …

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Slippery as a Snail

No matter how determined we are on our journey there is always the possibility of slippage from our path. As per my last blog it can be due to the little devilish voice of our Inner Saboteur or it can be other banana peels which land at our feet. I slipped from my Keto path …

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Self-Care

We had hot and sunny weather all of last weekend and it extended into the week but it started raining midweek and has continued through the weekend so far. When Cape Town is good she is very, very good when she is bad it is windy AF. Load shedding has continued this week and meant …

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A Pyrrhic Victory

This week has been a week of lovely adventures and disappointing events. Or I guess under the circumstances some of them were non-events! In my last blog I mentioned how excited I was about seeing Sam Smith in concert but Sam lost his voice and had to walk off stage in the middle of the …

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Our Own Internal Standards

On Thursday afternoon I took Norm to the airport as he was off on a business trip to Switzerland. That day while packing for his trip he made a pot of chili con carne to tide me over as he knows that in his absence I would probably just exist on popcorn and salticrax if …

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He would walk 500 miles

I had such a fabulous birthday weekend where I ate everything from cinnamon rolls to Orange Cake. I threw Banting under the bus and as a result I gained 2kgs of my weight back. Oops. To be honest it was worth it. I already felt so dreadful from the low blood pressure I didn't notice …

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It’s A Wonderful Day In The Neighborhood

As I write that title I think about the dilemma I often have, who is going to 'get me'. Did the whole world know about Mr Rogers or was he an American only concept? In today's fast paced world Mr Rogers would never succeed. He spoke too slowly, his concept was too simple and would …

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