From Miracles to Nothing Special

Last Saturday I had a text message from our friend Mark asking what time he should come and collect Finn. It was only then that I realised we had completely forgotten that we were booked to go out for another Restaurant Week dinner to Gambas Seafood Bistro. I have been craving seafood for months and …

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Last Drops

Last weekend the weather was absolutely stunning and we made the most of it, trying to squeeze out the last drops of sunny fun. This week has been cold and the last few days have been really windy. Last Saturday I cleaned the house. Those who know me may have fainted at this statement as …

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Finding Balance

This week it is starting to feel like winter is here (yes I have said that a few times only to have the heat return). It has been alternating between hectic winds, rain, drizzly mist, and cold. Now that we have an air-conditioned bedroom I keep the air on year round and set at 18℃. …

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Love Language

You know how buzz words bubble up and everyone then adopts them and becomes an expert on something they had never heard of a week ago? The term "Love Language" is something I have seen flying about for a while now. It just means that even if you may express affection to your significant other …

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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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Father Figure

I am doing a little bonus blog about Finn's playdate as it was just too sweet not to share. Yesterday our friend Mark popped in to see how Finn is progressing. I had mentioned to Mark that Finn could do with interacting with a larger dog to learn that there are limits to what others …

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Memories and Triggers

I have mentioned before how we have so many challenges to deal with in South Africa that people in other 'First World' countries seldom experience. My village of Hout Bay was without water for over 4 days. Some areas were without water for about a week. Our house must be on a different reservoir or …

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Release

The lockdown and isolation of the last year and a half has been so hard on many of us for a variety of reasons. My anxiety resulted in such feelings of doom that I was convinced that this was the end of life as we knew it and that feeling has proven to be true …

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A Trip Down Under

This week has felt very heavy emotionally. The news is full of flooding in multiple areas of the globe, raging fires, droughts both in South Africa as well as a lot of the rest of the world and of course there are still people dying from the pandemic. It gets hard to deal with and …

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Pixie’s Adventure

It seems Summer may properly be on the way, or that Spring has properly sprung? Whatever is happening I'm loving the warmth & sunshine!     All of the greenery has flourished, the roadsides and gardens blooming. It's been fabulous to go to work in bright light and come home with a few hours of sunlight …

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