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Week ending 5/4/19

I will get around to posting about our train ride to Cape Town which was utterly unforgettable.  Long ago I did posts about my week but got out of that habit.  I want to get back to using this blog as a journal. The morning after our return from Cape Town Cliff was picking up dog droppings in the garden, ... Read More »

Taking charge of my personal space – madam no more

5 Months ago it came to pass that I am no longer the empolyer of a domestic worker.  This has been a dramatically positive and empowering shift.  I grew up with domestic workers in the home and from then onward felt that their services were vital and indispensable.  It’s hard to imagine if I would have coped with full burden ... Read More »

Bonjour Monsieur Brel – beautiful, haunting and inspiring

Jaques Brel Alive and Living in Paris was a soundtrack to my childhood.  Even as a small child the passion of the music left an indelible spiritual imprint.  I almost forgot the music, you never hear his songs on the radio.  I didn’t know that Seasons in the Sun was based on his Le Moribond (The dying man).  The original ... Read More »

Did I escape the reaper? Do we have premonitions?

I’m not sure why I’m recording this here, but it was such a chilling and peculiar incident that I feel it should be written down.  On Saturday I went to visit Domi while she and Duncan continue packing up their lives before moving to Canada in December. Soon after leaving home I thought “Fjord is 10, if I die he ... Read More »

Cappuccino, choc chip muffins

When we went on our family holiday at Brambleberry Lodge, Domi brought along a bought muffin dough, Acacia went dilly over the coffee, choc chip ones.  This week I searched for a recipe and decided to try the one in South African cookbook for allergies and food intolerance book which is dairy free.  However I made several changes adding dairy ... Read More »

Four Awesome South African finds, land of milk, honey and olives

Good value, good service and quality products give me the warm fuzzies.  I’ll share my 4 favourite businesses dealt with this week. On our return from Durban we always have to stop at the Wine Cellar just outside Rosetta in the Midlands, oddly enough not always for wine but always for flavoured coffee beans (they grind them if you wish) ... Read More »

BOKSBURG WARD 32 WARD COMMITTEE ELECTION DISRUPTED BY ANC

The above video taken by Nigel Wiltshire ends with him being struck by the ANC member in red. I have needed a few days to allow red hot emotions to subside before writing about the aborted ward committee elections which were meant to take place last Saturday.  Instead of elections proceeding in the expected democratic manner, ANC members reduced the ... Read More »

The Great Moscow Circus, the antidote to the Great ANC circus

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) Ah why not, I’ll do 2 happy posts today.  There you go Jo more #Winningatparenting 🙂  Tomorrow we pray and march and the most you’ll get from me is a few protest Instagrams.  When Cliff announced that he was getting us tickets to The Great Moscow Circus at Carnival ... Read More »