On the Block

I finally feel like I am comfortable being around other humans again, well, as comfortable as my introverted self ever gets. It may be just plague exhaustion (yes that is a real thing) or maybe I am being overly optimistic that the virus is mostly under control, but we are starting to entertain. Last weekend …

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Soul Food

The last month has been the longest in years that I have gone without writing. I use writing as a way to process my thoughts and feelings and to put things in perspective, or just as a way to diarise my life. I enjoy it when my old blogs pop up as Facebook memories and …

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Three Butterflies

I've always felt that I receive communications from my grandmother via things with wings. This week I had three unusual interactions with butterflies. On Thursday I was working at my desk and a butterfly flew into the lounge and hovered by my desk then turned and flew back out. When I was telling Norman this …

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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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Judged

This was a bigly YUGE week in the USA. On Tuesday the second impeachment hearings began and Mr. Trump's attorneys and the House impeachment managers were each given two hours to present their cases to senators for debate over the constitutionality of the impeachment hearings. The 8 impeachment managers were appointed by House Speaker Nancy …

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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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Buddhas and Beaches

Last weekend I had a bit of cabin fever so Norm offered to take me out for a bite of lunch on Saturday. That meant getting out of my jimjams and putting on make-up for a change. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGKYZgFJoGY/ We had intended to go to one of our fave spots, Hout Bay Manor, but the wind …

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Triggered

It appears that some warmth is finally starting to find its way through all of the damp and cold we have been having. Spring in South Africa starts in September and usually the temperatures rise over the season and the rains decrease, but everything seems to be lagging behind this year. I am cautiously optimistic …

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

I had such lovely weekends both last weekend and this weekend. After such sunny weather last weekend we woke to overcast and damp weather starting again on Monday and it has been back and forth all week ending with freezing rain this weekend. Cape Town is so quixotic! Last Sunday night I made a big …

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Hats and High Teas

It has been so cold in Cape Town for most of this week. We had horrid weather on Monday, stormy, dark and wet with howling wind. Lola decided she was cold and needed to snuggle up under my neck despite me trying to work. https://www.instagram.com/p/CD_MeDlpG8T/ Last Sunday we held a family Zoom meeting with my …

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