The Power of Change

I think that my husband has a very sexy voice and accent, but sometimes our attempts to communicate with me and my southern drawl and him and his Scottish accent results in some confusion. In my last blog I mentioned that we took a road trip out towards Paarl but I forgot to tell you …

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The Sounds of Silence

It is often the tasks that we think will go smoothly which end up being the most trying and those situations where we anticipate drama that end up being the easiest to achieve. Today Norm and I had a few errands to run which we had expected to be very quick. We both nipped out …

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Protected by Women

The last week or so the vibe in our village has been a bit tense after the recent protests that resulted in the roads in and out of our village being closed and 5 men being murdered. Community Crime Prevention (aka CCP) posted an update the day after the 4 taxi drivers were shot to reassure …

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Toxicity and Acidity

This has been a rather eventful week in Hout Bay, but before I catch you up let's go back to where I left off on my last blog because us Virgo's are nothing if not methodical in our approach. Last Sunday Norm and I went out for a pub meal at our local, Woodcutters Arms. As …

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Bats & Ninjas

We had the most amazing weather all of last weekend and it continued on throughout the week! It is as if it is suddenly summer. Of course with Cape Town the weather can flip quickly so we will see how long it lasts. Our office is freezing and I sit under a vent so I'm …

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Cinder-Cinderella

The last few days really sum up what it is like living in South Africa. The highs, the lows and the chaos and calmness in-between these polar opposites. We had plans this weekend to go away to the wine lands a few hours outside of Cape Town. We were invited to a charity function in …

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Thou Doth Protest Too Much

Navajo has still been struggling with his ear infection and as a result is not sleeping well. This means that none of us get any sleep as he sleeps by our bed and he is so restless. He went back to the vet this week for an ear cleaning and injection and is now also on …

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