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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Double the Trouble

This week flew by. The slow downhill ride from December to mid-January rolls past at triple time it seems. Our trip to the US seemed so far ahead when we booked it but it is so close now. We received a confirmation email about our flight this week which reassures me. My Mom has already …

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Tricked

So far we have not had any news on our flights being cancelled and we have progressed our planning as if there has been no Omicron drama bubbling up. Norm has booked a shuttle to take us from Atlanta to Chattanooga. He has also booked our flu shot for next week so that we reduce …

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Powerless

It feels like months since I have written because I usually write a bit every evening after work and then just have to edit and tidy up my post on Saturday, but this week I have worked late every night as I had a deliverable due for close of business on Friday. I was just …

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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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Plagues and Anniversaries

This month marks an entire year since we have been locked down. A year since we have had people around, a year since we have had a social life, a year since I had a hair cut, a year since I coloured my hair, a year since we have seen my Mother, a year of …

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Going Viral

The Apocalypse is in full flow now. *Cue menacing music*. You cannot escape the barrage of information if you read the news or go onto social media. This 'end of the earth' feeling was enhanced by the insane weather we had on Monday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wwpOPJFVz/ The howling wind was bashing the trees and making the doors …

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6 Degrees of Chaos

As there are more people living with HIV in South Africa than in any other country it is impossible to fathom why people would destroy an HIV Centre at a local University on the Natal coast but they did. Students burnt the building housing the centre during protests on Monday afternoon. Students are protesting over historical …

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Love and Hate

The crazy weather has continued this week. It has been very hot and the wind has been insane. Some of our windows sound like they are going to blow in. I can't begin to imagine what it is like in a shack made of flimsy corrugated iron. After a day of lazing about listening to …

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