Going to bed

I’ve had one of those days where I fell out with a few people in the family, and then I fell out with myself. Falling out with yourself is problematic because how can you make up with yourself without sounding hollow? Was there ever a more lockdown-esque dilemma?? Ha ha! I like what Ralph says… Read More Going to bed

An answer to the question ‘how did your move go?’

You’ve doubtless heard of The 5 Stages of Grief – well, I have composed a similar document for your consideration. It is called “The Emotional Range Evoked When Moving House Using a South African Removal Company Found On The Internet Instead Of One That’s Recommended.”  I hope it helps somebody somewhere someday…..  It’s the eve… Read More An answer to the question ‘how did your move go?’

The time we went to Jo’burg and back again, and then went to Jo’burg again and back again.

Life on the open road …. it’s about playlists, podcasts, snacks, hours of crocheting,  big thoughts, extended discussions … We have grown used to spending time on the road here but this week has been a bit nuts. Clarens (3 hours) on Sunday, then back again on Monday. Johannesburg airport (4 hours) on Tuesday and… Read More The time we went to Jo’burg and back again, and then went to Jo’burg again and back again.

Spring

It’s officially the first day of Spring here today – the 1st September. Our church met on a farm this morning, where apparently there was ice on the chickens’ water first thing, but by midday we were more than warm enough. I have been stubbornly wearing my flip flops for a few weeks now, and… Read More Spring

Bed jackets, tray cloths and golf balls – an almost typical day in my life

Our alarm goes at 5.45 because everything starts early here – I still find it shocking! At the traffic lights (robots) on the school run, a man was holding a piece of cardboard up asking for money. My Afrikaans isn’t that good but I understood the gist of it “no job…. hungry…. children…God bless you…”… Read More Bed jackets, tray cloths and golf balls – an almost typical day in my life