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Friendship, tides and poetry

When I visit Umdloti my friend Karin always comes to meet me at Java Café one morning.  We catch up on news and simply enjoy the joy of friendship.  After time with Karin I always feel that my mind has been given a good workout.  The day before we met, she set the challenge to write a poem about our ... Read More »

Chicken Palak recipe

Indian Butter Chicken and Chicken Palak are my favourite curries. This recipe is a winner Chicken Palak (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 500 grams chicken thigh fillets salt and pepper 250 grams washed spinach leaves 2 Tbs melted butter 3 cloves 6 – 8 black peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled ... Read More »

Near miraculous results using OsteoEze Gold

Being pregnant at ages 38 and 42, I don’ think that I did my body many favours dishing out calcium to grow the skeletal structures of 2 small humans.  For a total of 3 years the mineral generosity was perpetuated through breastfeeding.  I don’t know if there’s a connection but I have early osteoporosis and had 3 separate joint issues. ... Read More »

(Classic) Zef Car Show at Nasrec

On Sunday we went to the ‘Classic’ car show, I asked Cliff to write about it for me.  My brother Allan’s purchase of his Porsche 928S reignited an interest in classic cars in me and shortly after our road trip last year, Fjord, Acacia and I visited the Classic Car Show at Nasrec for the first time.  That show was ... Read More »

Inspiration and spoiling at the Kids Emporium bloggers breakfast

  The bloggers breakfast at Emoyeni Estate, hosted by Kids Emporium was a lovely extension of my birthday the day before.  The thoughtful, meticulous attention to every detail by Lauren and her team reflected an organization based on the right foundation. The 3 speakers inspired respect and admiration.  Lauren spoke of her vision and fulfilment in founding and leading Kids Emporium.  ... Read More »

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 »

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 »