Roses, Reeses & Independence

It started storming last Sunday night and the foul weather reflected our gloomy moods. Norm had a terrible cold and was dosing on and off on the couch and every time the wind blew against the doors it sounded like Navajo hitting the door with his paw to be let in. So many things brought …

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Eyes on the Prize

Caitlin is my only child that lives in Cape Town but as she has been ill we did not have visitors for Father's Day. Instead Norm and I had a day relaxing and watching films as the weather had turned very hot again and it was too warm to do any gardening. I did paint …

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Embracing Change

On Thursday Norm decided to go to one of the vaccination centres on the other side of Cape Town which has been vaccinating walk in patients as long as they are registered on the government portal. He did not have to wait long at all, they vaccinated him and he was back home in a …

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Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the first lockdown in SA for Covid. It was supposed to be for 21 days but a year later and many of us are still practicing isolation and COVID protocols where possible. I mentioned in last week's blog that our drum circle was meeting last Sunday and I …

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Teach a Man to Fish

This week has been very heavy going for me emotionally. My heart is heavy with sadness and uncertainty. Once again this week we have had protest action in Hout Bay. Starting on Tuesday there were roadblocks and riots going on in Hangberg, the opposite side of the Bay from where I live. The protest was …

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Rainy Days & Fridays

Once again our lives in Cape Town were touched on by protest action. Tuesday we were notified by our client that there was a risk of protest action at the University where we are based from Wednesday to Friday. The staff at the University were on strike and the #FeesMustFall crowd who brought the University …

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Armageddon

This has been a rather eventful few days in South Africa. None of the events were good, in fact it felt a bit like Armageddon. I wouldn't be surprised if the next thing on the agenda of the gods is a Zombie Apocalypse. I refuse to eat brains, I only have a tazer and an axe for defence, and …

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