Second Chances

This is a 3 day weekend in South Africa as Sunday is Human Rights Day and we have Monday off of work. Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with March 21st, 1960 and the events of Sharpeville. The apartheid regime forced black people to carry a 'Pass', a hated identification document, known …

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Slipping of the Mask

The biggest 'news' item this week was Oprah's interview with Meghan and Harry. Probably the two most discussed items from the interview were the claims that they were victims of racism by senior members of the royals and that Meghan had been suicidal during her pregnancy with Archie. The world appears to be strongly divided …

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Under Pressure

This has been such a tense week full of stress and anxiety. On Wednesday I woke to several messages from my cousins about my mom. Mom fell in her kitchen and injured herself. She had to drag herself across the room to the couch to get her phone which must have been unbelievably painful. The …

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Cowboy Hats, Caftans and the Bermuda Triangle

The week between Christmas and New Years is notoriously a bit of a black hole. The Bermuda Triangle of Annual Leave. What day is it? What have we been doing? Where have we been? This period of time can usually be tracked by the places we have gone, the people we have seen, entertained or …

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The Empath’s Output

I finished watching Soundtrack this week. I give it 4.5 Kitten Stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ One thing that the main character said which resonated with me was that all songs are about love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bRqe7eBqmw&t=79s The search for it, finding it, losing it, recovering from it, living with it or without it, keeping it alive when we are …

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Unlucky For Some

Last Monday was a public holiday in South Africa but I was not aware of that fact until I had been working for almost an hour. I could have stayed up late on Sunday night and slept in that morning but I messed that up! I was so annoyed with myself. The National Holiday on …

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Levels, Stages and Life Lessons

We are in our 7th week of self isolation and all of SA is still at level 4 of the national lockdown. Many South Africans returned to work this week which means that as industries start back up we will now be at risk of having electricity load shedding to add to our list of …

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Kept In The Dark

The issues with load shedding have carried on with us all having to plan around when we can cook and function in our every day lives. It's such an inconvenience. Especially as it seems that the schedule changes on a whim. On Valentine's night, Norm and I went out and did not know there was …

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6 Degrees of Chaos

As there are more people living with HIV in South Africa than in any other country it is impossible to fathom why people would destroy an HIV Centre at a local University on the Natal coast but they did. Students burnt the building housing the centre during protests on Monday afternoon. Students are protesting over historical …

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