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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Quarter Century

I often forget how old I actually am. I definitely do not feel old. However Norm and I had our 25th wedding anniversary on July 5th so obviously I am really, really old. On the evening of our actual anniversary it was a bit of a disaster. It was load shedding and we both worked …

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The Certainty of Uncertainty

One certainty about living in South Africa is that everything is often uncertain. My current project has been full of uncertainties. We have been asking for a plan with priorities and it was finally presented on Wednesday. We felt confident and charged off with our top 5 priorities. Then on Thursday the plan changed. It …

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The Inner Saboteur

Each week we have a different area to explore in our Keto Group. This week we are supposed to be aware of 'daily self-talk', you know that little voice that we hear in our heads? I like to call mine my 'Inner Saboteur'. Let's call her 'Miss S' so that I do not have to …

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The Greek & Mythology

Today is a very special day. We collect our Finn later this afternoon. The breeder used Pets Travel, and the company has been absolutely amazing. They have set up a WhatsApp group with me, the drivers and the agent and they have been sending me updates throughout the journey. I was so excited last night …

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It Comes in Threes

As the Queen once famously said about her entire year, this has been a weekus horribilis (aka a horrid week). In fact things have been extremely stressful since June when Navajo died. On Tuesday afternoon I heard that Kate, a friend from my Drumming group, had passed away. Kate is the gorgeous redhead in the …

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Birthdays and Biopsies

This week marks 14 years since I moved back to South Africa from the UK. Norm only joined me in December that same year but I arrived on the 7th and started my new job on the 9th of August. It is easy to remember because that date is Women's Day. As well as the …

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Birthdays and Renovations

Norm has never been big on birthdays, but every year I drag him out for a meal and buy him gifts and he is always grateful to receive them. I want to celebrate my birthday for a whole week and that kind of sums up the differences between us in a nutshell. His birthday was …

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Museums, Monkeys & Margaritas

Everyone needs a break from their reality, especially at this time when most of us are isolating and staying at home in our bubbles. Norm and I loved our European weekends away when we lived in the UK. We would often book a last minute cheap flight and just take off on a whim. We …

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Cowboys and Cherokees in the Wild

I often think about what life was like hundreds of years ago before we had luxuries such as many of us now have, running water and inside sanitation facilities, electricity, convenient grocery stores and other shops as well as things such as eyeglasses or medications for our ills. We just finished watching season 4 of …

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