Home Search

The Christmas Tree Saga with the Happy Ending

Finally! I got a Christmas tree! On Sunday we went to Sonstraal dam for a picnic and to be harassed by ducks and geese. Sheesh. Those ducks and geese certainly are very comfortable with people. They had absolutely no qualms coming right up to us and nosing around, obviously searching for food. No amount of “Shoo!” deterred

Avalon Springs 2014

For the past 4 years we have gone to Avalon Springs with my in laws for a weekend away. My father and brother in law celebrate their birthdays in September, so it is always around that time of year that we go. It is a lovely resort with hot springs and jacuzzis and we always enjoy

Spice Route

I haven’t seen my friend Warren for about 2 years. We were at school together and were good friends and like to touch base with each other every now and then. After wishing him for his birthday we communicated briefly and decided to get together. He suggested we go to Spice Route in Paarl.  

Family

Three years ago I was reunited with my paternal grandparents. I wrote about that here. We recently visited them. On our last few visits my grandmother had been talking about going for testing as she thought she might have Alzheimer’s. On our last visit she confirmed that she had been formally diagnosed. She could not

Estranged

So, on my birthday…for the first time in about 20 years, I heard from my father. My actual, biological father. He called me. To wish me. Of course, at that very moment, Babyice stepped on a toy he had not picked up and was screaming like a maniac the entire call and I struggled to

Negativity

After a conversation with a friend this morning I have gained some perspective on why I am so negative about my birthday.   I also realize now that one bad apple is spoiling the entire barrel. There are people who care that I’m having a birthday and they really do want to make it special

Babyice The Big Brother

A question I get asked very often is how Babyice is adapting to having a sibling. I was quite worried about this while I was pregnant, especially since I planned to breastfeed and I knew this meant that I would be somewhat indisposed a lot of the time in the first few weeks. Babyice really