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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Leaving it Alone

All of my Facebook memories coming up from this time of year are of Norm and I with my Mom so it is a bit odd to be celebrating the holidays at home on our own. It was lovely having Lily here for a few days and Caitlin here for a few hours last weekend. …

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Second Verse, Worse than the First

The week started off with President Ramaphosa addressing the nation on Monday evening. He confirmed that SA is now entering into a second covid wave. He has declared the Garden Route and Sarah Baartman District both hotspots which means they are subject to various restrictions. He also declared a few national restrictions, for example, gatherings …

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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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Turn Up the Heat

There are so many advantages to working from home, however there are also some disadvantages. On Monday night we were relaxing and watching Netflix when the screen started that 'we are offline' spin. We just assumed it was some temporary glitch but when we woke on Tuesday there was still no internet. Our router was …

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The Low Bar

When you compare yourself to others you may feel as if you are succeeding in life, but I guess that depends on who you are comparing yourself to. Sometimes the bar is pretty low so it is easy to feel superior. I had thought that South Africa was doing really well in regards to managing …

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Unity Is Power

The number of people who have been tested for Covid-19 in SA are 1,529,009. The overall statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB-LXhmJZDl/ It is sad to see that so many have not survived, but it is good to see that so many have recovered. The missing counts are those who have it but are asymptomatic or who did …

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The Power of Knowledge

It is now over 3 months since I started self isolating. There have been 1,293,608 people tested in SA. The statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsLTgrJ-47/ The highest percentage of deaths in SA are within mine and Norman's age brackets. The Western Cape, where we live, has by far the highest number of positive cases as well as …

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What Matters

Last Monday was a busy morning for us hibernating hobbits. We had the plumber in to sort out our leaky pipe and Norm had to go out to the chemist and for a shop. That is how narrow our lives have become! Navajo went with Norm to the shops and when Nava sees that Norm …

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