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PediaSure can fill gaps in my children’s nutrition

Five servings of fruit and veg a day is an ideal theory and one which I constantly strive to meet.  but it is near impossible to achieve.  Cereal is the children’s standard start to the day.  For lunch I’m doing well if cucumber or a fruit is on the plate.  Supper generally includes 2 veg but the tally remains below ... Read More »

Living without DSTV makes all kinds of sense

There are many simple financial cuts which make it possible for me to be a SAHM.  Our cars (Hyundai and Kia) are 11 & 9 years old.  We don’t need expensive cell phones, my basic Samsung Galaxy Fame does what is needed (R750 at Pep cellular and is on pre-paid not contract).  I’m actually grateful not to have a more ... Read More »

Outsider – poem

Although I have become more comfortable with people over time, I often still feel like a misfit and outsider OUTSIDER This glass prison From where I observe not engage with those who get it right social butterflies in flight Envying their colours bright My dull moth wings folded waiting for a flame to ignite Read More »

Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve Yellowwood Park

  When grey or windy weather thwart beach plans in Durban, visiting a nature reserve is our favorite outdoor activity.  There must be about 10 nature reserves dotted within under an hour’s drive from central Durban. One grey day on our last Durban trip we chose to revisit the Kenneth Stainbank Nature reserve in Yellowwood Park, sort of between the Bluff ... Read More »

Thoughts on Leonard Cohen and Longing

The biography of Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man by Sylvie Simmons, is a journey in the shoes of a man of greatness, a man with the ability to capture the elusive in word and song.  One word stops me in my circular tracks.  That word is ‘longing’.  It comes up repeatedly from the title of his poetry book “Book of Longing”,  to ... Read More »

CAMERA REVIEW – CANON SX610 HS – I’M IN LOVE

Three years ago for my birthday Cliff gave me a Canon Power Shot A810, this had a fault while still under warranty and was replaced with a Canon Power Shot A1400 which was pretty much identical.  Unfortunately the clip on the battery compartment broke.  This month for my birthday Cliff gave me the Canon Power Shot SX610 HS, which is ... Read More »

The joy of returning to Pottery classes at Mary Brooks studio

I last went to pottery classes in Pinetown about 30 years ago.  I loved the craft and have missed playing with mud ever since.  When I moved to Jo’burg in 2000 I tried a few times to find a studio but was unsuccessful.  A few months ago I read the Katie Fford book Living Dangerously and once again searched for ... Read More »