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Don’t confuse nudity with sex, my experiences at Naturist Resorts

A recently watched episode of Seinfeld, ‘The Apology’, reminded me of some past experiences. Stripping off my clothes in the car before entering a naturist (nudist) resort was terrifying. My heart pounded in my throat. What we wear conceals, our clothing is a shield, when Eve ruined it all, clothing signified shame. When Cliff first asked me if we could ... Read More »

AeroPress – my favourite way to make coffee

It’s funny, my 2 favourite coffee making tools begin with ‘Aero’, my AeroPress Coffee Maker and Aerolatte milk frother.  We all own something which we feel rather guilty about buying.  I’m the type of person who will look at a few pieces of plastic and say, “That would cost about R20 to be manufactured,” and weigh it against the cost.  ... Read More »

Bread maker cinnamon, raisin and cranberry bread

Today adapted this recipe to make cinnamon, raisin and cranberry bread in the bread maker / bread machine.  This will be a regular around here in future.  I suspect that it would also be pretty darn good in a bread and butter pudding. Ingredients 1 Cup water 2 Tbs (30 ml) sunflower oil 3 cups bread flour 3 tablespoons sugar ... Read More »

YOUR LOT – POEM

Some days I really don’t know if a poem works or not.  Comments below most welcome YOUR LOT Pillars of salt arise from retrospective tears white statues haunting eluding every sense breath blood passion and pain only exist in the now in today Yesterday offers unquenchable thirst Today presents champagne A few hours later the last few lines have been ... Read More »

Simplicity 1570 Kids dressing gown

Fjord outgrew the dressing gown which I made for him a few years ago.  It was so hard to find a pattern for a boy over the age of 8.  This one was the only one which I could find.  I’m not mad about the top and nightdress with the pattern as they seem to have a funny pleat down ... Read More »

Some fun and a little life lesson from Snowflake and Barbie

I don’t do instant!  Instant coffee blasphemes the bean.  Instant meals and cakes are unconscionable.  My grandfather and great grandfather were master bakers and owned Pockets Tea Room (Bakery) in Salisbury (now Harare).  Baking is a tactile passion for me.  I shudder at the thought of instant cake mix. At the SA Mom Blogs #JoziMeetUp my exciting goodie bag contained ... Read More »

Pregnant and Alone, I’ve been there

Arriving at a Lifelink benefit tea, the words “Pregnant and Alone” on the brochure jumped out and gut punched me. A kaleidoscope of memories whirled like leaves in a mental hurricane. I was 20 again. Telling my parents that I was pregnant. Telling the father from a phone-booth in Davenport centre and his echoing response “It’s your baby”. The horrible ... Read More »