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The appetizing Eyebrows

I asked friends to give me the 3 words for today’s Daily Prompt,  “Turn to your co-workers, kids, Facebook friends, family — anyone who’s accessible — and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title! Now write.”   I think that the dear friend who gave me the title “The appetizing eyebrows” went all ... Read More »

Marriage – Joint decisions are tough decisions

When I was single, if I wanted a hamster, bird or dog, I bought one, simple.  I fed the pets, took them to the vet and even dug the hole to bury them. This week I wanted a puppy, made enquiries and built up a fair level of excitement at the idea.  I assumed that Cliff would feel the same, ... Read More »

A fresh Eye

Once on the school bus I glanced up at the drivers rear view mirror.  For a split second I observed the stranger in view as a detached outsider.  The perspective was shattered on realizing that I was looking at myself.  I tried to get back to where my mind was in that moment, but it was gone.  I would so ... Read More »

Lusito Land – Candy Floss and Carnival fun

This morning we set off for a day of fun at Lusito Land.  This annual Portuguese festival was a hit with Fjord last year (and the grown ups had a good time too). The queuing system is rather like a New Years resolution it starts out looking like it has good intentions to be orderly and efficient but when you ... Read More »

The Banana Boat song – a serious month long case of earworm

Today’s Daily Post Prompt titled Earworm is “What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD  or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?” Over a month ago I caught the Banana Boat song playing on the radio. Oi, I’ve never had such a bad case of earworm.  I just can’t get ... Read More »

Okavango Delta memories – It can never be the same

I am so very privileged, I have memories shared by few which now no one else can create.  Sadly my children will never experience the Okavango swamps in the raw as I did in the 70’s.  You can go to the Okavango swamps now, you will have to go on a proper tour and pay a few limbs worth.   You ... Read More »

A smokers lament

When I started smoking as a teen I wanted to fit in.  I continue to smoke now because I don’t want to fit in.  Every fibre of me rejects the over sanitized, airbrushed bullshit around me. In the 80’s more people smoked, but there was less self harm, of course humans did bad, stupid stuff but there was more honesty ... Read More »

Not so rough on the Bluff

In my school days the inhabitants of the Bluff in Durban were labelled “rough and tough”.  I currently live in Boksburg which would be the Johannesburg equivalent, so the jokes on me now.  I have not visited the Bluff for about 20 years.  While we were in Durban I saw a pic of the Bluff’s Brighton Beach on the ‘I ... Read More »

Sesame Chicken Strips for chicken salad

After we had an amazing Sesame Chicken Salad at Natal Spa a few years ago I searched for a recipe to make my own.  I battled to find one which I was completely happy with and came up with this recipe. Sesame Chicken Strips (serves 4) Marinade Ingredients 4 Filleted chicken breasts 25ml Soya Sauce 10ml Sweet & Sour sauce ... Read More »