Category Archives: Life

Branching Out

Lockdown continues. We have gone down to level 4, but it feels much the same as level 5 to me. But people seem to be bothering less and less. I try to go to the supermarket no more than twice … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Steps

Last night the cat brought in a mouse. I mean, she’s 16 years old, apparently the equivalent of around 80 in human years and she brings in a mouse. We managed to dispossess her of said mouse, which left us … Continue reading

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Results?

My results are clear, and I am so thankful. However, it seems almost irrelevant against what is going on in the world. I thought we were in lockdown before. Apparently not. Just restrictions. Now South Africa will be in lockdown … Continue reading

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Here We Go

South Africa is on lockdown. Our president made a speech tonight declaring a national emergency. Travel restrictions, schools closing from Wednesday until after Easter and gatherings larger than 100 people banned. There is more than that, but I won’t go … Continue reading

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Mad Rush

Well, I’ve been to the specialist, been to the hospital and had the lesion removed. I saw the specialist on Monday and was in hospital on Wednesday. Hardly enough time to get into a panic, although I did my best. … Continue reading

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The Result of Results

Medical information below. Please skip if you would prefer. First off, my son’s results are clear. Thank heaven for that. He had a mole we have been keeping an eye on, but… I wasn’t as careful about the monthly checkups … Continue reading

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An Update

Many thanks to everyone for positive thoughts and comments. Nothing definite from the specialist. I have to wait for biopsy results. For myself and my son. Who just went for a checkup. Waiting is the worst. What I planned for … Continue reading

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Sad Update

I’m sorry to say the bird didn’t survive. The people at the rehabilitation center think he was hit by a car. Thanks to everyone for good wishes and positive comments.  

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An Unplanned Day

I know, I know. There has been a deathly silence in this little corner of cyberspace. My drafts folder is littered with half-written posts. No major changes – life just keeps happening while I make other plans. And my energy … Continue reading

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Sing a Song

The cockatiel is much better, pretty much back to his old self. He whistles to go out, but the weather is getting cooler and I don’t want him to get sick again. He’s no youngster. I was hoping to get … Continue reading

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