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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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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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A Cantankerous Cockatiel

The other day I went to take the cockatiel’s cage down to feed him and he had a go at biting my thumb. Now that’s not like him at all. He’s not used to being handled, but we have evolved … Continue reading

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I’m a Tiger, I’m a Tiger!

Some may recognize this as the title of a song by Lulu. (Released in 1968 – yes, I’m showing my age) This is Titch, enjoying the last of the long grass before it is cut. My husband has been working … Continue reading

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In the Jungle…

What with one thing and another, the garden was pretty much ignored over the last few months. We have been attacking it spasmodically. My husband gets tired, also I don’t think sunburn on a healing skin graft is a good … Continue reading

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All Clear!

The results are back and we caught the Melanoma in time. We do just have to be vigilant about check ups with the Dermatologist. Many, many thanks for all the positive thoughts and messages. All greatly appreciated. Because the Melanoma … Continue reading

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Holidays, Health and Handwork

My husband came through the operation well, now it is just waiting for the results. It just looks so uncomfortable. The dressing is right up against the eye, and has been stitched on. The plastic surgeon said no dressing would … Continue reading

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