Concern, Worry and Sadness in a country filled with beautiful people and places.

"Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, our social position, and, in one word, what ever are not our own actions" - Epictetus, Enchiridion 1 These... Continue Reading →

Jr School Graduation

Yes, Olivia has Graduated. Come September 2021 she will be going to high school. How time flies. Because of the current situation there was no Junior Prom, so the mums in our compound decided to do a small ceremony for all the Year 6's to make it a little special.

Vaccination for the Youth

It was with great relief that we read the announcement of the Covid vaccination will be allowed for the youth aged between 12 and 17. That very same day I registered Daniel on the system. Unfortunately Olivia has to wait, but for now at least Daniel will be vaccinated. It took about 3 weeks for... Continue Reading →

The “bake off” (cont.)

COMPARE & CONTRASING FUN CONTINUES... My next cooking adventure took me down the road to a wonderful time in the winter. I must have been preteen age, no I think I was younger. I remember the fireplace in the living room and the smell of 'boontjie sop' and pancakes and orange syrup in the air.... Continue Reading →

It’s a cats life

Abbi stretching after a particularly hard walk outside and back inside again. It has been quite a month this side, but somethings, or should I say some creatures never change. Abbi, dear old Abbi is still as individual, quarky and awesome as ever. Struggle through her difficult life never seeming to find enough time or... Continue Reading →

Trying new things

As you know I like venturing into new area of food all the time. I spend lots of my screen time searching and finding interesting things to try. I have found that the one place I can always count on finding interesting things to try is on the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman. I,... Continue Reading →

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