Turn Up the Heat

There are so many advantages to working from home, however there are also some disadvantages. On Monday night we were relaxing and watching Netflix when the screen started that 'we are offline' spin. We just assumed it was some temporary glitch but when we woke on Tuesday there was still no internet. Our router was …

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Heating Up

This is one of my favourite times of year in South Africa. The days are often sunny but there is a nip in the morning air. I love sitting at my desk drinking a hot frothy coffee with the door wide open and the fresh chilly air coming in. Simple pleasures. https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6ChIrJ3YZ/ Of course the …

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

I had such lovely weekends both last weekend and this weekend. After such sunny weather last weekend we woke to overcast and damp weather starting again on Monday and it has been back and forth all week ending with freezing rain this weekend. Cape Town is so quixotic! Last Sunday night I made a big …

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Unlucky For Some

Last Monday was a public holiday in South Africa but I was not aware of that fact until I had been working for almost an hour. I could have stayed up late on Sunday night and slept in that morning but I messed that up! I was so annoyed with myself. The National Holiday on …

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One Voice

I mentioned in my last blog that it was our 23rd wedding anniversary last Sunday. Norm and I would normally go away for the weekend or at least go out for a posh dinner together but the lockdown meant that was not on the cards. I am not comfortable going into a restaurant yet. This …

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The Reading List

As you have probably noticed I am trying to educate myself about the history behind oppression and racism. Someone asked me whether I follow the South African news as closely as I do the US news and I try to keep myself aware of what is happening all over the world. Right now I am …

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The Power of Knowledge

It is now over 3 months since I started self isolating. There have been 1,293,608 people tested in SA. The statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsLTgrJ-47/ The highest percentage of deaths in SA are within mine and Norman's age brackets. The Western Cape, where we live, has by far the highest number of positive cases as well as …

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Bearded Ladies & The Circus of Life

Last weekend was so lovely and full of family and laughter. Whenever our family are together we have such a laugh. In my last blog I mentioned that we were having a family Zoom call for my son Trevor's birthday. We often have a theme for our family calls and this one was 'Beards' seeing …

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Anarchy and Freedom

The world is full of rioting and chaos at the moment. This week the death of George Floyd has sent the States into anarchy and many international cities have also protested in support. At least 25 cities in the United States including Atlanta, Detroit, New York, Washington, Nashville, Indianapolis, Reno and San Jose were the …

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There’s A Light *for external use only*

It is lockdown day number 'I have no idea' and we have 'who knows' how many days of lockdown ahead. I have completely lost track. Does it really matter? The only thing I can quote are the daily stats of those affected, those who have recovered and those who have passed away. As with all …

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