Category «Life»

Winter Woes

I’ve spent the last three days in bed. Not with a book and endless cups of tea, alas. Not a romantic weekend away with Hubby either. No, I’ve been asleep (mostly), and popping Septoguard, Panado and sniffing Iliadin when awake. The cat, of course, has been overjoyed to have a naptime companion, and was quite …

Currently, and a roundup

And, just like that, it’s the end of June. Half the year is gone – is it too soon to start counting down to Christmas? To end the month, here’s a “currently” post and a roundup. Currently … Reading: Jo Nesbo’s Cockroaches. Doing: Trying to work with a grumpy two-year-old climbing all over me. Emmy …

Love Wins (But Not The Way You Think)

I wasn’t going to write about the US Supreme Court’s decision on legalising same sex marriage. I’m not American and have little interest in American politics. Besides, same sex marriage has been legal in South Africa for many years so it’s hardly a new issue for us. I don’t particularly want to write just another …

Right Place, Right Time

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I would have liked to be a medieval princess in a castle – but not bathing, washing my hair or shaving frequently, never mind the absence of modern plumbing, electricity or libraries – makes me admit I would not have coped very well. And it’s …

So Much More {Let Your Light Shine}

Last week I took a break from Blogland. I didn’t write any blog posts, I didn’t read any blogs, I didn’t visit Pinterest – and it was good. I hadn’t realised how much I’d needed the break until I took it. I’ve blogged a lot over the previous few weeks and I must confess I …

I’m An Organ Donor. Are You?

About a month ago, a plea from the Organ Donor Foundation popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. It encouraged me to click the link to sign up as an organ donor via Facebook. I’d been meaning to sign up for ages, so I clicked the link, and two minutes later I was registered. It really …

A Mom’s Thoughts On Modesty

When Angie was a baby, she was given a cute little bikini. I thought about putting it on her – for about a minute – then promptly re-gifted it. It wasn’t because she already had a swimsuit – a one-piece with long-sleeves and legs for UV protection – but because I wasn’t comfortable with putting …

Daughter, The World Will Lie To You

A few weeks ago I wrote that my Mother’s Day gift to myself was a decision to love my body as it is, and to stop wishing for the body I had as an 18-year-old. It’s hard, but I’m working on changing my view of myself.   I was never overweight as a child, but …

Run The Race

My dad is kind of amazing. Earlier this month, he competed in a six-day circuit race in Hungary. On Sunday, he ran his 34th Comrades Marathon and finished in 10 hours 50 minutes. The very next day, he was back on the road, training for the next big race. (Which, in case you’re wondering, is …