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Adoption update

1 year and 9 months since the court signed the adoption order, things haven’t progressed. After many emails and follow up calls, we’ve established that the court order documents were misplaced at some point. Our SW is at the court…

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…

For the past year Carol and I have been discussing adopting a child. We officially started the process when we met with Susan Wasserman a few weeks ago in February.  Susan is a private social worker based in Krugersdorp. Since…

September 2019 travels

Some thoughts on Istanbul. A beautiful city by the sea. Old and new. Lots.of cats. People take care of them. Narrow streets, narrow sidewalks. Streets shared by single file cars, racing scooters and pedestrians. Dogs have tags on their ears.…

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…