We All Break

The weather in Cape Town appears to be mirroring the rest of the world in that it is completely unpredictable. Can you say 'Climate Change'? Last weekend was really relaxing, yet really busy. If you are working at something you enjoy then it is not really work is it? Norm finished the grouting in my …

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Staying Steady

This week has been full of fabulousness as well as a bit of heartbreak and my usual levels of disorganisation. I advised in my last post that my daughter Lily's kitty Rocket was missing. They finally discovered that he had been knocked over by a car and died. We are all so sad for Lily …

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The Lens

I've mentioned how I keep hearing phrases and posts that resonate with me. This week I started to notice things which do not resonate with me and I thought about how we each have such individual lives and needs and how easy it is to get misdirected in our goals if we latch onto other …

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Serving the Powers

I mentioned last week about the Women's Soul Circle I attended. In one of the guided meditations we used sound and listened to music and no matter how much I tried to 'clear' my thoughts, my mind kept bringing up the same word: "Healer". I've mentioned before that when I've had past life regressions that …

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Platitudes and Attitudes

This was the longest 4 day week in history. Tuesday was a public holiday in South Africa. It was 'Women's Day'. I've written before about how high the levels of Gender Based Violence and domestic violence are in South Africa, so this day is just a platitude as nothing changes. We are no more safe …

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Lazy Days and Sundays

Last Saturday Norm and I joined our friends Dave, Julie and Darren for lunch at Chef's Warehouse which is a beautiful restaurant at the Beau Constantia Vineyard. They also have a designated area for wine tasting or just to imbibe in a social setting. We have so many choices of first class restaurants on our …

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A Broken Society

My emotions have felt like a yo-yo for the last few weeks and my anxiety has been on high alert. We've had the lowest of lows with the latest Supreme Court decisions. First, on over-turning Roe vs Wade as mentioned in last week's blog. My stomach has continued to be full of anxious butterflies as …

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The Gauge

I was thinking about how we gauge 'success'. Is success an individual measure we use to determine what meets our own criteria or is it a universal concept? But what if the tick-list that others apply does not contain the same things which make you feel like you have attained success? We often lose sight …

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Disassociated

As it was a 4 day work week it flew by, especially with work and life being so busy. Luckily little Panda is much better and that has been our primary stressor. On Friday Panda went to the vet for his end of meds check up and they have decided to keep him on antibiotics …

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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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