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Day 165 of Lockdown – South Africa

It has been about 5 months and 12 days since our country went into Lockdown. Since the initial hard lockdown, the government has come up with 5 different levels of lockdown. We’ve been on level 2 since the 18th of…

Adoption in South Africa

Some background info We started the adoption process in February 2016. This involved several consultations and screenings with 2 private social workers. I’m not going into details about the process as there are plenty of online resources available. We were…

In search of the best pizza in Johannesburg

Week 1 Jaime Oliver’s Melrose Arch. Electric oven Margherita pizza Topping 9|10 (lovely cheese and roasted Rosa tomatoes) Base 5|10 (thick crust, thin base, lacked seasoning) Overall 7|10 Week 2 Il Contadino Parktown North Wood fire oven Margherita pizza Topping…

A new Love in our lives

Around mid-January of this year, we received “The Call”, as adoptive parents put it.  It is the call from the social worker letting you know that there is a match between you the prospective parents and a baby. We met…

2016

It’s been a good year! Not many people I know agree. When I think back over the past 12 months starting at Dec 2015, so much has happened. I should have been keeping track… but haven’t so I will do my…

U.S. of A 2015

We had an incredible vacation in the US this past December. Visited Disneyworld, FL. Flew to San Francisco. Road-tripped from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, then all along the Pacific Coast Highway. Stopped in Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles…

Climb on

Last year August 12th, 2014 changed my life. I broke my ankle severely while boulder training and for a time was worried that I would not be able to walk again. You can read more about it here.  I started…

Low-carb keto chocolate ice-cream

For the past year, I’ve been doing the keto diet on and off. When I do it properly, I feel great, weight comes off fairly easily and no tummy issues. My only weakness is desserts. I love ice-cream and waffles…